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Anderson Cooper        

Anchor of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360°"

Anderson Cooper is a television journalist and entertainer best known as the anchor of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360°," a nightly newscast that goes beyond the headlines—keeping politicians and policy makers honest with in-depth reporting and investigations.

Since the start of his career in 1992, Cooper has extensively covered nearly all-major news events around the world, often reporting from the scene, including the conflicts in Syria and Egypt, the NSA surveillance programs, the Boston Marathon bombing and the Sandy Hook shootings.

Cooper has also played a pivotal role in CNN's political and election coverage and has anchored from conventions and moderated several presidential debates, including the 2012 Republican debate from Las Vegas.

In addition to his shows on CNN, Cooper is also a regular correspondent for CBS's 60 Minutes, for which he has won numerous major journalism awards. Cooper helped lead CNN's “Peabody Award”-winning coverage of Hurricane Katrina and “DuPont Award”-winning coverage of the 2004 tsunami. Additionally, he has been awarded 8 “Emmy Awards”, including two for his coverage of the earthquake in Haiti, and an “Edward R Murrow Award”.

"Dispatches from the Edge," Cooper's memoirs about covering wars and disasters, topped The New York Times' best seller list and other best seller charts.

Before joining CNN, Cooper was an ABC News correspondent and host of the network's reality program "The Mole." He anchored ABC's off-beat overnight newscast "World News Now," and was a correspondent for "World News Tonight" as well as "20/20." He previously served as chief international correspondent, reporting and producing stories, often on his own, from conflicts in Bosnia, Cambodia, Haiti, Israel, Myanmar, Russia, Rwanda, Somalia and South Africa.

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A 360-Degree Look at World Events

Cooper discusses topics of American politics, current events, entertainment, inspiring lives, media and journalism.

Current Affairs



Anderson Cooper 360 - Blogs

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