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I wanted to clear my head and get out of news a little bit, and I was interested in reality TV—and it was interesting.
As of 2019, he still periodically serves as guest co-host on Live when one of the two hosts cannot go into work.
Finding it hard to get his foot in the door of on-air reporting, Cooper decided to enlist the help of a friend in making a fake press pass.
At the time, Cooper was working as a fact checker for the small news agency Channel One, which produces a youth-oriented news program that is broadcast to many junior high and high schools in the United States.
Cooper left The Mole after its second season to return to broadcast news.
In 2001, he joined CNN, commenting, "Two seasons was enough, and 9/11 happened, and I thought I needed to be getting back to news." His first position at CNN was to anchor alongside Paula Zahn on American Morning.
He is also a descendant, through his mother, of Civil War brevet Major General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick, who was with General William T. Through his "Vanderbilt" line, he is a second cousin, once removed, of screenwriter James Vanderbilt. As a baby, he was photographed by Diane Arbus for Harper's Bazaar.
Cooper's father suffered a series of heart attacks while undergoing open-heart surgery, and died January 5, 1978, at the age of 50.
And so I feel very connected to him." Cooper's older brother, Carter Vanderbilt Cooper, died by suicide on July 22, 1988, at age 23, by jumping from the 14th-floor terrace of Vanderbilt's New York City penthouse apartment.Gloria Vanderbilt later wrote about her son's death in the book A Mother's Story, in which she expressed her belief that the suicide was caused by a psychotic episode induced by an allergy to the anti-asthma prescription drug salbutamol.Anderson cites Carter's suicide for sparking his interest in journalism.Would I be able to survive and get on in the world on my own?" Cooper was educated at the Dalton School, a private co-educational university preparatory day school in New York City.