"Loss is a theme that I think a lot about, and it's something in my work that I dwell on.
I think when you experience any kind of loss, especially the kind I did, you have questions about survival: Why do some people thrive in situations that others can't tolerate?
My last year at ABC, I was working overnights anchoring this newscast, then during the day at 20/20.
So I was sleeping in two- or four-hour shifts, and I was really tired and wanted a change.
I don't think the audience really buys that anymore. I think you have to be yourself, and you have to be real and you have to admit what you don't know, and talk about what you do know, and talk about what you don't know as long as you say you don't know it.
I tend to relate more to people on television who are just themselves, for good or for bad, than I do to someone who I believe is putting on some sort of persona.
On September 8, 2003, Cooper became the anchor of Anderson Cooper 360° on CNN.
He later returned to filming stories from a variety of war-torn regions around the globe, including Somalia, Bosnia, and Rwanda.is an American journalist, television personality, and author.He is the primary anchor of the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360°. From September 2011 to May 2013, he also served as host of his own eponymous syndicated daytime talk show, Anderson Live.He was ultimately able to sell his home-made news segments to Channel One.After reporting from Myanmar, Cooper lived in Vietnam for a year to study the Vietnamese language at the University of Hanoi.