Yale University graduate and New York City native Anderson Hays Cooper is a descendant of a long line of millionaires, socialites and high-ranking military officials. He became most highly recognized for his pirated journalism career in Myanmar and Vietnam, and as a correspondent and co-anchor for ABC News and its affiliate World News Now. He furthered his career by hosting several television talk shows while transitioning in and out of broadcast news. He is the main anchor of Anderson Cooper 360°, a CNN news show based on breaking news stories. Anderson Cooper has built an impressive portfolio of awards for his contributions to journalism over the path of his diverse career.