Describing the experience, Cooper wrote "Africa was a place to forget and be forgotten in." During college, Cooper spent two summers as an intern at the Central Intelligence Agency.
Although he has no formal journalistic education, he opted to pursue a career in journalism rather than stay with the agency after school, After his first correspondence work in the early 1990s, he took a break from reporting and lived in Vietnam for a year, during which time he studied the Vietnamese language at Vietnam National University, Hanoi.
Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper put their friendship to the test by answering a series of questions about one another on "Watch What Happens Live" Sunday.
Although the duo are actually best friends and even embarking on an AC2 tour -- an evening of intimate, unscripted conversation with the TV personalities who share initials -- they only agreed on the answer to one question: "Who has the higher freak number in bed?
Loss is a theme that I think a lot about, and it's something in my work that I dwell on.
I think when you experience any kind of loss, especially the kind I did, you have questions about survival: Why do some people thrive in situations that others can’t tolerate?
is an American journalist, television personality, and author.
He is the primary anchor of the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360°. From September 2011 to May 2013, he also served as host of his own eponymous syndicated daytime talk show, Anderson Live.Cooper considers his father's book Families to be "sort of a guide on..he would have wanted me to live my life and the choices he would have wanted me to make.And so I feel very connected to him." Cooper's older brother, Carter Vanderbilt Cooper, committed suicide on July 22, 1988, at age 23, by jumping from the 14th-floor terrace of Vanderbilt's New York City penthouse apartment.He keeps talking about getting a fitting for something to wear. Cooper: We were at the Dallas airport— Cohen: —Oh you smell gorgeous! When Andy checks in at the airport, it’s like the arrival of Queen Elizabeth. Obviously, what we are broadcasting could not be more diametrically opposed. Q: I’m sorry, what are you emailing Gloria Vanderbilt about? Q: Do your parents always wonder why you two are not dating?I’m like, ‘You don’t need a fitting, you need arctic boots.’ Cohen: I know, but you haven’t sent me of the boots. Cohen: He says I’m like Dolly Levi coming back to the Harmonia Gardens. They’re Adidas track suits, in an homage to Missy Misdemeanor Elliot. But there’s a commonality that we have in that we’re both live on TV at night. Cohen: Just checking in, saying, ‘I’m with your moody son, he seems good.’ Cooper: Andy had my mom on his show when her book came out, and that was actually the first time my mom had met him. I know you had met after being set up on a blind date that didn’t work out…Cooper: Andy keeps talking about what he’s going to wear, which is the least of my concerns. Cooper: I am because I travel so much and I travel light and I’m easy to travel.