Anderson Cooper: Tragic Hero Or Journalist?

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This is the man known as Anderson Cooper, he was born on June 3, 1967, in New York City. His father was a writer by the name of Wyatt Emory Cooper, his mother was an artist by the name of Gloria Vanderbilt. He was thrust into the media early, at the ripe age of three, as a guest on the tonight show, appearing with his mother. He then started to model around the age of ten, he modeled for Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and Macy’s. When Anderson was about eleven years old, his father died after suffering a series of heart attacks, his father died at the age of fifty, during an open heart surgery to fix the series of heart attacks. Cooper graduated from Dalton School at 17, he then went to South Africa, on a thirteen-ton British army truck. While he was in Kenya he contracted the disease Malaria, which by no means is something to fool around with, especially in Africa. He was hospitalized, and slowly recovered. His brother committed suicide later on which is what Cooper says is the thing that sparked him to be a journalist. He unlike his mother likes to stay out of the limelight, he has been considered as one of the most…show more content…
He went to places like Burma, and Somalia to cover the news, because it was the only place he felt right at, because after his brother’s suicide he felt as if he was like those war torn nations I just listed. So after a while, from watching the genocidal actions happening in Burma, and Rwanda, he started to become desensitized to the happenings around him, like he would see a pile of bodies and think, oh its only a few, its not so

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