Anderson Cooper is an American journalist, author, and television personality. Anderson is the primary anchor of the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360°. He gave Andrew Sullivan permission to publish an email that stated, in part: "The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud." Cooper is to marry his boyfriend, gay bar owner Benjamin Maisani, in New York City. The couple has been dating since 2009.