Early life as well as education
Anderson Cooper was born in the year 1967 in June 3rd in New York city. Just like all other good journalist out there, Cooper began to take up media at a very young age and at the age of three years he was a guest together with his mother in the tonight show. At around the age of ten years to thirteen, he modeled with ford models for Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren. After suffering from a heart attack while under going a heart surgery, Coopers father died this was in 1978 on January 5th. Cooper attended school in the Dalton schools from which he graduated in the year 1985 and later joined Yale University where he took interest in political science as well as international relations. He was able to complete school and graduated in the year 1989. Being a news junkie, cooper even though he had been an intern in the central intelligence agency while still in college decided to take up journalism even though he had no experience in this field except for passion. After testing media water for a while, he decide to take a short break from journalism and went ahead to study Vietnamese language in the university of Hanoi while living in Vietnam.
After completing education in Yale University, Cooper tried getting a job in ABC news media answering telephones but this wasn't meant to be, so went ahead to join a small news agency called The Channel One that mostly dealt with producing materials that were mostly broadcasted to junior high and high schools in the US. Cooper final caught a break when he was allowed by channel one to film events whereby he first started filming Warring towns in Vietnam and later progressed to cover such stories that were happening in area such as Rwanda, Somalia and Bosnia.
Career with ABC
In the year 1995 he joined the ABC news network whereby he worked as a reporter for this media house. It wasn't long before Cooper was promoted to a co-anchor position in the program world news now. This happened in the year 1999. He took an opposite turn with his career in 2000 and went ahead to host a reality show called The Mole.
Career with CNN
In 2001, after completing two season with The Mole, Cooper said that was enough and went back to broadcast by joining CNN. While there he was able to anchor side by side with Paula zahn in a program called American morning.