Anderson Cooper Bio, Age, Height, Gay, Partner, Sons, Net Worth

Anderson Cooper Biography

Anderson Cooper is an American broadcast journalist who currently serves as a correspondent for 60 Minutes on CBS News. Likewise, he is a political commentator who anchors the Anderson Cooper 360° broadcast show on CNN News. Previously, he served as a correspondent for ABC News.

How old is Anderson Cooper? – Age

Cooper is 56 years old as of 2024. He was born on June 3, 1967, in New York, New York, United States, where he also grew up.

How tall is Anderson Cooper? – Height

He stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall.

Mother, Father, Siblings – Family

Anderson is the son of Gloria Vanderbilt and Wyatt Emory Cooper. He was born and raised by his loving parents in New York, New York, United States. He grew up along with his three siblings; Carter Vanderbilt Cooper, Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski, and Christopher Stokowski.

Anderson Cooper Education

The broadcaster graduated from Dalton School before enrolling at Yale University where he majored in political science. During this time, it is known that he resided in Trumbull College. Afterward, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1989.

Is Anderson Married? – Gay

Cooper is openly gay. He was previously in a romantic relationship with his partner, Benjamin Maisani. He is an entrepreneur based in the United States. However, it is known that the couple split and parted ways in 2018 due to irreconcilable differences.

CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper Photo
CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper Photo


Anderson is a proud father of two sons; Wyatt Morgan Cooper and Sebastian Luke Maisani-Cooper. It is known that Wyatt was born via a surrogate on April 27, 2020, while Sebastian was born in February 2022.

Journalism Career

Cooper is a vastly recognized broadcast journalist currently working for CNN News. He has been anchoring the Anderson Cooper 360° show on CNN since 2003. During this time, he led the report coverage of the Cedar Revolution in Beirut, Lebanon.

He was also among the reporters who covered the tsunami damage in Sri Lanka in 2005 and the death of Pope John Paul II. Initially, he joined CNN as an anchor for American Morning in 2001 before becoming the weekend prime-time anchor.

It is also known that he served as the station’s New Year’s Eve special from Times Square host. Before this, he was hired by ABC News where he worked as their correspondent. Afterward, he transitioned to the position of the World News Now program overnight co-anchor.

Most noteworthy, he switched to the role of a host for The Mole reality show. He also served as the fill-in co-host on Live with Regis and Kelly for Regis Philbin in 2007. On the other hand, he is a political commentator and correspondent presently working for 60 Minutes on CBS News.

Net Worth

Citing his journalism career, he has an estimated net worth of $20 Million.


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  • 18 Emmy Awards
  • Edward R. Murrow Award
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