Cooper, Anderson

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Cooper, Anderson Gender: M
Anderson Hays Cooper
born on 3 June 1967 at 15:46 (= 3:46 PM )
Place New York, New York, 40n43, 74w0
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 12°32' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 23°26 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 19°04'

Anderson Cooper
photo: minds-eye, license cc-by-sa-2.0


American noted family, the second of two sons born to Gloria Vanderbilt and her fourth husband, Wyatt Emory Cooper. His dad died in 1978 during surgery for a heart ailment. His brother Carter was in treatment for depression when he leaped from the 14th floor window of his mom's New York apartment on 22 July 1988. He has two half-brothers from his mom's second marriage to Leopold Stokowski.

Anderson graduated from the Dalton School and enrolled in Yale in 1985, from where he graduated in 1989 with a degree in political science.

A journalist, Anderson began news reporting for Channel One. By 1993 he found himself in such global hot spots as Somalia and Bosnia. He worked on late night's WNN, then ABC's 20/20 Downtown before making his way up to co-anchor of ABC's World News Now. On 9 January 2001, he debuted as the host of "The Mole," a "reality" game show, a contest show that did exceptionally well last year in Belgium. The show will conclude with a winner on March 6th.

On 23 May 2006, the journalist’s memoir was released. Entitled “Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival,” the book details his personal and professional saga.

After he missed two days of work, the TV journalist revealed that he had had a cancerous growth removed from under his left eye on 17 March 2008.

Cooper is openly gay. He divides his time between a lower Manhattan apartment and a three-bedroom Long Island home. Cooper and his boyfriend, gay bar owner Benjamin Maisani, have been dating since 2009.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Death of Father 5 January 1978 in Manhattan (Died of a heart ailment following surgery)
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  • Social : Begin a program of study 1985 (Entered Yale)
  • Death of Sibling 22 July 1988 at 7:00 PM in Manhattan (Brother Carter commited suicide)
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  • Social : End a program of study 1989 (Graduated from Yale, political science degree)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1993 (Reporting from Somalia and Bosnia)
  • Work : New Job 9 January 2001 (Hosted "The Mole" show)
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  • Work : End Major Project 6 March 2001 (End of program "The Mole")
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 23 May 2006 (Memoir)
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  • Health : Medical procedure 17 March 2008 (Cancerous growth removed)
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Source Notes

LMR quotes his mother's autobiography "Woman to Woman."


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Dyslexia
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged (Wealthy family)
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Vanderbilt family)
  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Brother committed suicide, dad died after surgery)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Second of two sons)
  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (Two older half-brothers)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Same sex
  • Passions : Sexuality : Homosexual male (Gay)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : News journalist/ Anchor (ABC)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality (Host of "The Mole")
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Notable : Awards : Emmy