Anderson Cooper anchors Anderson Cooper 360?, a nightly newscast committed to going beyond the headlines to tell stories in-depth and from multiple points of view, airs weeknights at 10 p.m. ET on CNN. 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.
Since the launch of Anderson Cooper 360?, Cooper has covered nearly all major news events around the world and often reporting from the scene. Most recently he covered the uprising in Egypt the aftermath of both earthquakes in Japan and Haiti and from the gulf following the BP oil spill. In 2005, Cooper spent more than a month along the U.S. Gulf Coast covering the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina and has returned many times since to follow the reconstruction progress. Cooper has also reported multiple times from Afghanistan and Iraq, including several anniversaries of the Sept. 11 attacks and the Iraqi elections. Cooper covered the ongoing violence in Mexico, the bombings in London and the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict. He also anchored much of CNN’s live coverage of the funeral of Pope John Paul II in the Vatican City in 2005 and traveled to Sri Lanka to cover the tsunami in 2004.
Cooper and Anderson Cooper 360? have won several major journalism awards, including multiple Emmy awards. Cooper has also earned a National Headliners Award for his tsunami coverage, an Emmy Award for his contribution to ABC’s coverage of Princess Diana’s 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 20/20 Downtown report on high school athlete Corey Johnson.