Anderson Cooper adds 60 MINUTES SPORTS to his expansive resume, which includes serving as the anchor of CNN's ANDERSON COOPER 360. He has also contributed reports to CBS News' 60 MINUTES through an agreement between CNN and CBS News since the 2006-07 season. The 2012-13 season will be his seventh on 60 MINUTES; he remains a full-time employee of CNN.
His exceptional reporting on big news events has earned Cooper a reputation as one of television's pre-eminent newsmen. CBS News recognized his talent and invited him to contribute stories to 60 MINUTES II. Cooper, who joined CNN in December 2001, served as CNN's weekend anchor before moving to prime time in March 2003 following the war in Iraq and then to a two-hour, late evening timeslot in November 2005 following Hurricane Katrina.
Before joining CNN, Cooper was an ABC News correspondent and host of the network's reality program, THE MOLE. Cooper anchored ABC's live, interactive news and interview program, WORLD NEWS NOW, as well as providing reports for WORLD NEWS TONIGHT, 20/20 and 20/20 DOWNTOWN. Previously, he was a New York-based correspondent for ABC News, reporting primarily for WORLD NEWS SATURDAY/SUNDAY.
Cooper joined ABC from Channel One News, where he served as chief international correspondent. During that time, he reported and produced stories from Bosnia, Iran, Israel, Russia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, and Vietnam. He also reported national stories that were broadcast over the Channel One News school television network and seen in more than 12,000 classrooms nationwide.
Cooper and Anderson Cooper 360 have won several major journalism awards, including multiple Emmy awards.
Cooper graduated from Yale University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. He also studied Vietnamese at the University of Hanoi. Cooper is based in New York City.