Anderson Cooper

Trivia and Quotes

Quotes (4)

  • (during a panel discussion during final Democratic primaries of 2008, Anderson attempted to get some inside information from super delegate, Donna Brazile, about the possibility of Obama asking Clinton to be his running mate) Anderson: I'm looking for something he hasn't told anyone else - just you. Donna Brazile: (cocks her head and smiles) Anderson, you're not my boo. (everyone laughs) Anderson: I wanna be your boo. (pauses) I don't really even know what that means.

  • Anderson Cooper: I suppose if you've never bitten your nails, there isn't any way to explain the habit. It's not enjoyable, really, but there is a certain satisfaction - pride in a job well done.

  • Anderson: Anyone who says they're not afraid at the time of a hurricane is either a fool or a liar, or a little bit of both.

  • Anderson: There's a value to bearing witness to what hundreds of thousands of people are going through. I see nothing wrong with a reporter going through it with them. I've never pretended to grab onto something. The audience knows when something's real and when it's not.

Trivia (24)

  • In July 2012, Anderson revealed he was gay after years of speculation and publicly stating he would not reveal his sexuality as he preferred to talk about the news than be the news

  • Anderson's height is 5' 10" (1.78 m).

  • Anderson was one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive, 2006. He is found in the "Hooray for Gray!" section.

  • He has written a book called Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival.

  • Arguably some of his best work Cooper did was the groundbreaking coverage on Hurricane Katrina.

  • He is often the main character used in the opening sketch of Saturday Night Live.

  • He doesn't like to drink hot beverages.

  • He was once a child model for the Ford Modeling Agency.

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