CNN anchor Anderson Cooper’s thoughts about life in the media.
One of my favorite American journalists is Anderson Cooper. I grew up watching him on CNN as a kid. These days Cooper isn’t just busy anchoring on Anderson Cooper 360° or 60 Minutes — he is a first-time dad to a baby boy named Wyatt Morgan Cooper.
In a time of such great loss and confusion in our nation, it is great to see a news station share some good news — and some of the Anderson Cooper quotes listed below are just a few of the encouraging and enlightening things he’s spoken about on TV.
Nowadays all you see on the news are stories about the coronavirus pandemic, which can get very disheartening. As we mourn the lives losses from COVID-19 and other tragedies, we can’t forget to find a reason to smile, even in the midst of a global pandemic.
Whether you are a supporter of LGBTQ rights or not, you can’t deny that Anderson Cooper, son of Gloria Vanderbilt and Wyatt Emory Cooper, has uncovered a lot of truths as a journalist. Cooper has risked his life reporting from “war zones and natural disasters” in third world countries, never afraid to chase stories that need to be heard. It is clear that Cooper has a passion for storytelling and as a viewer, you can tell.
More importantly, he does his best to accurately present the facts. Anderson Cooper is not telling you his version of a story, he’s reporting on what the story actually is. It’s all about the facts. Cooper, who graduated from Yale before the start of his journalism career, doesn’t even hesitate to call out the president of the United States, Donald Trump, on his inaccuracies in recent months.
In the era of fake news, it can be difficult to know who to trust. News stations and journalists are seldom a hundred percent nonpartisan and try as they might, there will always be unconscious bias. This is why we need journalists who are not afraid to inform us and tell the stories for what they truly are, and who do what’s needed to search for truth and facts.
Look below for some of the best Anderson Cooper quotes about the media, life, reporting and staying true to yourself.
1. Just be yourself.
“I think you have to be yourself, and you have to be …