Anderson Cooper

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Anderson Cooper

Anderson Hays Vanderbilt Cooper (born June 3, 1967) is an American journalist. He is an anchor on CNN. He hosts Anderson Cooper 360° and the syndicated daytime talk show, Anderson Live.

Cooper was born in New York City. His mother is Gloria Vanderbilt; his father was Wyatt Emory Cooper. Cooper's great-great-great-grandfather was Cornelius Vanderbilt, a 19th-century American businessman and slave owner.[1][2]

On July 2, 2012, Cooper came out as gay.[3]

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  1. "Anderson Cooper". Archived from the original on August 30, 2012. Retrieved November 18, 2010.
  2. "9 White Celebs, World Leaders Whose Families Owned Slaves". Atlanta Black Star. 2013-08-22. Retrieved 2020-11-04. Anderson Cooper was connected, in a familial way, to slavery. His bloodline is tied to the Vanderbilts, one of the richest families in American history. Cooper's great-great-grandfather, Cornelius Vanderbilt – who was also Cooper's cousin through inbreeding – was a tycoon who built his wealth from shipping and railroads. He also owned plantations: one, in particular, was in Georgetown, S.C., where Michelle Robinson Obama's ancestor Jim Robinson, who was born a slave in 1850, worked.
  3. Day, Patrick Kevin (2 July 2012). "Anderson Cooper comes out as gay" – via LA Times.