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Since joining CNN, Mr. Cooper has anchored major breaking news stories, including the networks overnight coverage of the war in Iraq, as news of the military conflict was unfolding live during the day in Baghdad. Mr. Cooper also anchored much of CNNs live coverage of the D.C.-area sniper story and the coverage of the Space Shuttle Columbia explosion. For America Votes 2004, he moderated a democratic presidential candidates forum the network jointly sponsored with Rock the Vote.
With a background as a war correspondent for Channel One News, Mr. Cooper was sent to Afghanistan after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to report on the U.S. military conflict and to Qatar where he reported on the testing of CENTCOMs new mobile headquarters. More recently, Mr. Cooper interviewed Haiti President Jean-Bertrand Aristide shortly before a 2004 revolt.
Before joining CNN, Mr. Cooper was an ABC News correspondent and host of the networks reality program, The Mole. Mr. Cooper anchored ABCs live, interactive, overnight news and interview program, World News Now as well as providing reports for World News Tonight, 2020 and 2020 Downtown. Previously, he was a New York-based correspondent for ABC News, reporting primarily for World News SaturdaySunday.
Mr. Cooper joined ABC from Channel One News, where he served as a reporter and producer. During that time, he was a chief international correspondent, reporting and producing 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.
Mr. Cooper has won several awards for his work, including an Emmy Award for his contribution to ABCs coverage of Princess Dianas funeral; a Silver Plaque from the Chicago International Film Festival for his report from Sarajevo on the Bosnian civil war; a Bronze Telly for his coverage of famine in Somalia; a Bronze Award from the National Educational Film and Video Festival for a report on political Islam; and a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding TV Journalism for his 2020 Downtown report on gay high school athlete Corey Johnson.
Mr. Cooper graduated from Yale University in 1989 with a BA in political science. He also studied Vietnamese at the University of Hanoi.
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Posted on 24 September 2013 | 12:29 am
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper will be the featured speaker atPortland State University'sannualSimon Benson Awards Dinneron October 22.Last year's dinner raised $1 million and this year they expect more than 1,700 attendees to the dinner. This event is held to honor alumni and philanthropists, and to raise money for PSU. "Here is a guy that has been around the world, lived through some of...[Read More]
Posted on 6 May 2013 | 3:49 pm
CNNs Anderson Cooper spoke about hope to about 700 people at Shore Medical Center Foundations 24th annual Stainton Society Thank You Brunch at Revels Ovation Hall in Atlantic City on Sunday. Cooper, the featured speaker, told stories of interviewing celebrities and politicians, including President Barack Obama in the Oval Office. Cooper got a laugh from the crowd when he told them Obama...[Read More]
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