Anderson Cooper, son of Gloria Vanderbilt and great grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, whose fifth avenue mansion was the biggest home ever built in NYC. Gloria, when she was a child, was involved in a scandalous guardianship case between her mother and her aunt, Gertrude Whitney, the founder of Whitney museum.
Anderson Hays Cooper (born June 3, 1967) is an American journalist, author, and television personality. He is the primary anchor of the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360°. The program is normally broadcast live from a New York City studio; however, Cooper often broadcasts live on location for breaking news stories. As of September 2011, he also serves as host of his own eponymous syndicated daytime talk show, Anderson.