There are few journalists in North America as well known as Anderson Cooper. Since the start of his career in 1992, Cooper has worked in more than forty countries and has covered nearly all-major news events around the world, often reporting from the scene.
Before joining CNN, Cooper was an ABC News correspondent and host of the network’s reality program The Mole. Cooper anchored ABC’s overnight newscast World News Now, and was a correspondent for World News Tonight as well as 20/20. Cooper graduated from Yale University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. He also studied Vietnamese at the University of Hanoi.
In this video, Cooper shares his advice for young journalists. Some of the key points to take away are: Hustle and volunteer for jobs no one else wants, learn to write in your own voice and really listen during interviews.
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