(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Anderson Live)NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Anderson Cooper and Christie Brinkley host Anderson Live at CBS Studios on December 4, 2012 in New York City.
(Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Anderson Live)Honoree Pushpa Basnet the Early Childhood Development Center and host Anderson Cooper onstage during the CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute at The Shrine Auditorium on December 2, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. JPG WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 21: Bill Gates, and Anderson Cooper attend Together To End AIDS: An Evening To Benefit amf AR and GBCHealth at John F.
is an American journalist, television personality, and author.
From September 2011 to May 2013, he also served as host of his own eponymous syndicated daytime talk show, Anderson Live.
He is also a descendant, through his mother, of Civil War brevet Major General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick, who was with General William T. Through his "Vanderbilt" line, he is a second cousin, once removed, of screenwriter James Vanderbilt. As a baby, he was photographed by Diane Arbus for Harper's Bazaar.
Cooper's father suffered a series of heart attacks while undergoing open-heart surgery, and died January 5, 1978, at the age of 50.
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