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 journalist, television personality, and author, also noted as "the most prominent openly gay journalist on American television" according to The New York Times. He is the primary anchor of the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360° since 2003. In addition, he is a correspondent for 60 Minutes. From September 2011 to May 2013, he also served as host of his own eponymous syndicated daytime talk show, Anderson Live.

He is from a noted family, the second of two sons born to Gloria Vanderbilt and her fourth husband, Wyatt Emory Cooper. His father 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 mother's New York apartment on 22 July 1988. He has two half-brothers from his mother'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.

As 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 ABC's 20/20 Downtown before making his way up to co-anchor of ABC's World News Now in 1999. On 9 January 2001, he debuted as the host of The Mole, a "reality" game show.

On 23 May 2006, the journalist’s memoir was released, 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, having come out publicly in 2012. In March 2018, Cooper confirmed that he and his long-time boyfriend Benjamin Maisani had split up, having first dated in 2009. Cooper's first son, Wyatt Morgan, was born via surrogate on 27 April 2020. On 10 February 2022, Cooper announced that his second son, Sebastian Luke Maisani-Cooper, had recently been born also by surrogate.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Cohen, Andy (born 2 June 1968)
  • sibling relationship with Stokowski, Stan (born 22 August 1950). Notes: Half-brothers
  • other kin relationship with Morgan, Thelma (born 23 August 1904). Notes: Maternal great-aunt


  • 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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  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship 2009 (Benjamin Maisani)
  • Relationship : End significant relationship March 2018 (Benjamin Maisani)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 27 April 2020 (Birth of son, Wyatt Morgan, via surrogate)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities February 2022 (Birth of son, Sebastian Luke Maisani-Cooper, via surrogate)
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Source Notes

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


  • Traits : Body : Hair (Silver)
  • 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 : Cohabitation more than 3 yrs
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Same sex
  • Family : Parenting : Birthing - Unusual (Two sons, born by surrogate)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Vocation : Entertainment : News journalist/ Anchor (ABC)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality (Host of "The Mole")
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Notable : Awards : Emmy