I’ve slowly been going through boxes of photos and files. My mom kept every note, every letter she ever received. It is sad going through everything, but also brings back many amazing memories. Happy birthday mom, you will always be in my heart. @gloriavanderbilt @gloriavanderbiltstudio
125,089 Likes | 140 days ago | 5,263
Today is my mom’s birthday. @gloriavanderbilt would have been 96. She lived life on her own terms, and there was no one else quite like her. What a mom! What a woman! What a life! @gloriavanderbiltstudio
35,877 Likes | 157 days ago | 708
always an honor being with the hardest-working man in news @wolfblitzer. Covering Iowa Caucuses till midnight.. and beyond!
37,956 Likes | 187 days ago | 1,071
Saturday. Los Angeles. work.
130,561 Likes | 191 days ago | 2,099
Best New Year’s Eve planning meeting ever! JOIN US TONIGHT 8p-12:30am to ring in 2020! #cnnnye
13,016 Likes | 194 days ago | 240
#Trancoso never disappoints. #Brazil
127,139 Likes | 197 days ago | 4,257
Feliz Natal from #Trancoso #Brazil! Hope you have a happy holidays. For all those who have lost a loved one this year, or feel the loss of a loved one especially hard this time of year, I know it is not easy, and I am thinking of you.
17,094 Likes | 206 days ago | 454
Join @bravoandy and me live 8p-12:30am New Years Eve! #CNN #Applejacks
71,609 Likes | 210 days ago | 1,796
Never seen myself like this before. I love @wsjmag, it’s one of the few magazines i look forward to reading still. It’s always an interesting mix of things. This is for a piece about grace.
13,758 Likes | 220 days ago | 511
Last two years have been our most watched New Years Eve broadcasts ever.... this year it’s going to be even bigger and better. More stars. More rain. More shots! Join us! #CNN
73,758 Likes | 252 days ago | 1,658
I had a weird shaped head as a child. Actually, I still do. And yes, my brother is wearing a costume. No, it wasn’t halloween. We wore costumes every day. #veryrelatablechildhood
138,849 Likes | 287 days ago | 4,560
Been going through boxes at my mom’s house. Finding so many old photographs.
49,040 Likes | 345 days ago | 973
spent an hour walking around #Detroit with @MitchAlbom. A lot of exciting things going on in this city! Mitch opened #DetroitWaterIceFactory selling delicious water ices and flavored popcorn, and all the money goes to charity! He is an awesome writer and incredible human being!
27,265 Likes | 346 days ago | 407
Excited to be in #Detroit for the debates tuesday and wednesday on #CNN. photo credit: @andersoncooper360. #DemDebate
178,351 Likes | 353 days ago | 10,403
31 years ago today, my brother, Carter Cooper, died by suicide. It is still hard to imagine, hard to comprehend. Not a day goes by when i do not think of him and miss him terribly. Jan 27, 1965- July 22, 1988.
15,867 Likes | 355 days ago | 193
Amazing miniature painting by #ElishivaBiernoff. “Him” 2018. Acrylic on 1/32 inch plywood, painted on both sides. @fraenkelgallery.
40,411 Likes | 361 days ago | 1,291
18th century Italian, marble, Memento Mori. "Respice post te. Hominem te memento.” @colnaghi1760
122,524 Likes | 366 days ago | 1,574
Seen in #Portland. Thanks @humblegatherer! My mom would have been so tickled to see this! Thanks for sending it to me @ty_gunn_
96,533 Likes | 366 days ago | 1,773
Wow, really fun and fascinating talking with @mrapinoe! Really enjoyed it! Check out the full interview at cnn.com
28,100 Likes | 366 days ago | 930
Can’t wait to interview @mrapinoe on @andersoncooper360 tonight at 8pm! What would you like to know about her?
341,179 Likes | 387 days ago | 19,731
In the end, after all else is stripped away, there is only love. My mom believed in love more than anyone. It was her guide, her solace, it’s what drove her, and in her final moments, it is what surrounded her. “i love you, you know that,” she would say to me, and i did, i knew it from the moment i was born, and i will know it till the moment i die. It was her greatest gift to me.
31,873 Likes | 400 days ago | 1,361
Pre-sale tickets now available for our NEW #AC2 show! #Cincinnati 10/4; #Chicago 10/5; #Houston 10/25; #Nashville 10/26 - use code AC2 for pre-sale tickets now @ticketmaster. More info at AC2Live.com
68,178 Likes | 400 days ago | 1,641
Two more shots from @entertainmentweekly’s new Pride issue. Clearly, i have just two awkward poses. Photos by @carterbedloesmith for EW
151,190 Likes | 400 days ago | 2,993
Just got sent one of several covers of @entertainmentweekly’s Pride issue. Here is the link to the article: https://ew.com/celebrity/ew-cover-lgbtq-issue-stonewall-50th-anniversary/?utm_source=smsshare. photos by @carterbedloesmith for EW.
129,066 Likes | 401 days ago | 5,757
Thanks for all the kind birthday wishes! To make myself feel especially old, I dredged up some old photos. One is a photo booth picture that I used for my first press pass. Another is me videotaping at a wedding in Vietnam in 1991, when I was going to school there. The last photo is by #dianearbus, who stayed at our house taking pictures of me and my brother for a project she was working on (i know, i know, @bravoandy, very relatable.)
134,774 Likes | 403 days ago | 2,564
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! @bravoandy. So proud of all you’ve done, and for you and Baby Benjamin, it’s just the beginning!
196,814 Likes | 417 days ago | 3,155
Went over to @bravoandy’s to work on our upcoming shows in #NYC at the @beacontheatre and ended up playing with baby Benjamin instead. He is the best baby and i couldnt stop smelling and kissing him. Im obsessed.
108,937 Likes | 420 days ago | 528
#tbt Afghanistan, Helmand Province, 2009. Photo by #TimHetherington. Last time I saw Tim, i joked that i couldn’t show anyone this photograph because i look like a tool, and it is so well framed, people would think it was photoshopped. It wasn’t. We’d just gotten off that helicopter and he suddenly told me to stop. Then he snapped the picture. Tim was killed in Misrata, Libya, April 20, 2011. He was just 40. A great journalist and a wonderful human being.
60,213 Likes | 424 days ago | 796
Tonight on @60minutes I profile the extraordinary artist #MarkBradford, who makes abstract paintings out of layers of paper he cuts, power washes and sands. He didn’t sell his first painting till he was nearly 40. Back then he was still working as a hair stylist in his mom’s beauty shop. Now at 57, he is widely considered one the most important and influential American artists. @hauserwirth
153,225 Likes | 438 days ago | 1,328
In the Amazon about 11 years ago.
17,900 Likes | 442 days ago | 472
come see @bravoandy and me in an all new AC2 show. #Baltimore May 11 and #NYC June 21 and June 22. Tickets and info about future cities at ac2live.com or at #Ticketmaster
35,989 Likes | 445 days ago | 452
Had an amazing trip to #EasterIsland. Tonight the story airs on @60minutes. #RapaNui.🗿🗿🗿🗿
48,340 Likes | 454 days ago | 876
Did you know that White Walkers’ mouths are all sprayed to turn them black? It doesnt taste very good. And yes, this is me after 4 hours of makeup by the @gameofthrones team. More behind the scenes of #GOT on @60minutes Sunday.
33,979 Likes | 456 days ago | 1,031
Sunday on @60minutes, I take you behind the scenes of #GameOfThrones.
156,565 Likes | 458 days ago | 2,244
Went to @bravoandy’s house to discuss AC2 upcoming shows, but ended up just talking with this adorable guy! Come see us live on stage in #BALTIMORE 5/11; #NYC 6/21, 6/22. Tickets and info @ac2live.com
47,261 Likes | 482 days ago | 407
I’m so thankful for all the men and women of the @nypd. It is the toughest job imaginable, and i appreciate all their hard, and dangerous work! @hudsonyards. #theVessel
90,235 Likes | 482 days ago | 1,217
Big Bird came to help me host the official opening of @hudsonyards in NYC. A photographer kept shouting “Bird, look this way!” I thought Mr. Bird would be more appropriate, or Big, but Big Bird seems cool with it. He is very upbeat!
91,500 Likes | 493 days ago | 2,065
Nothing like starting the week with a haircut and a straight razor shave by Eric, a great barber @neighborhoodbarbers. Though i do always think for a moment that someone is going to come in and slit my throat. I think I’ve watched the Godfather too much.
131,395 Likes | 494 days ago | 458
Just got shown these. Taken with Marines in Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 2009. They were and are doing such tough work. Second one with photojournalist @neilhallsworth. I miss being out in the field. Photos by: Lance Cpl Phillip Elgiee and Lance Cpl James Purschwitz. Sent to me by @anderson.cooper.fanpage
37,156 Likes | 495 days ago | 939
Sick with a bad cough, but can’t wait to get back on the road for #AC2Live! Tickets available for #Baltimore 5/11, #NYC 6/21 and 6/22. Go to AC2Live.com for details.
180,783 Likes | 498 days ago | 2,497
I could stare at @bravoandy’s son all day long. And i sort of want to be swaddled too. photo by @bravoandy
154,798 Likes | 505 days ago | 3,804
Happy 95th Birthday to my mom, @gloriavanderbilt. Still painting everyday @gloriavanderbiltstudio. Still dreaming and creating, still believing the next great love is right around the corner. Who knows? Maybe she is right? I love you, Mom.
108,194 Likes | 541 days ago | 1,986
Just got sent this by @bravoandy. He took it ten years ago. Seems like the blink of an eye. I think I still have that t shirt, and i definitely still have those pale, skinny, chicken legs.
93,139 Likes | 544 days ago | 1,574
My dog, Lily, likes to study old globes and plan her next adventure. #welshspringerspaniel
140,405 Likes | 551 days ago | 4,113
My Dad. Wyatt Cooper. Sept 1, 1927- Jan 5, 1978. Still missed, and loved, everyday.
20,893 Likes | 554 days ago | 320
My friend Jimmy Hatch, former NAVY SEAL works to get kevlar vests for police and military dogs and also finds homes and gets medical treatment for retired military and police dogs. Find out more about his work @SpikesK9Fund on instagram. Or SpikesK9Fund.org
95,669 Likes | 566 days ago | 1,315
When i was 17 i left high school early and rode on an #encounteroverland truck for about 6 months, from South Africa to the Central African Republic. This photo was taken in the Ituri rainforest in #Zaire, now the Democratic Republic Of Congo. I’d been hospitalized with malaria, and was still recovering. 1985.
99,819 Likes | 567 days ago | 1,423
Got to meet @SullyHWBush. Such a good boy! Amazing what dogs can do for our military veterans. #AmericasVetDogs
9,027 Likes | 568 days ago | 370
I love the announcer’s voice at the end of this one!
39,474 Likes | 569 days ago | 1,455
I’m still finding confetti in various nooks and crannies after shooting this! Can’t wait for NYE! #CNN 8pm
48,989 Likes | 578 days ago | 637
rehearsing for tonight’s @cnnheroes with @kellyripa, who is so generous with her time and love! The @cnnheroes are so inspiring! See them tonight starting at 8pm. And thank you @ricky_martin for the shirt and for all you are doing for #PuertoRico through @rm_foundation.
57,386 Likes | 583 days ago | 1,223
So happy that @bravoandy is back again with me this New Year’s Eve! Can’t wait! #CNN
94,624 Likes | 590 days ago | 1,438
Why is @bravoandy grooming me like a chimp? This weekend our #SanFrancisco AC2 show is sold out, but still some tickets available for Saturday, Dec 1 in #LosAngeles! We are sooo excited for both shows! Come see us live @dolbytheatre. Tickets at ac2live.com
132,927 Likes | 615 days ago | 3,008
#tbt first press pass that I used overseas in conflicts in #Myanmar, #Somalia, #Bosnia, and #Rwanda and a bunch of other places starting in 1991. Can’t believe I survived some of those places, and have been doing this for 27 years. It has been the great privilege of my life to bear witness around the globe.
85,913 Likes | 619 days ago | 1,645
Let us not remember the names of those who’ve killed, let us remember the names of those who’ve lived with dignity and kindness, and courage: David and Cecil Rosenthal. Joyce Fienberg. Melvin Wax. Rose Mallinger. Bernice and Sylvan Simon. Daniel Stein. Jerry Rabinowitz. Irving Younger. Richard Gottfried. #Pittsburgh.
57,487 Likes | 621 days ago | 719
Leaving Las Vegas. Amazing to be on stage at the Colosseum last night. Next saturday our new #AC2 show stops in #Philly, then #sanfrancisco 11/30/18 and #LosAngeles 12/1/18. come see us! tickets at ac2live.com (photo by @brucebozzi)
46,959 Likes | 623 days ago | 878
6,613 Likes | 630 days ago | 116
New Orleans in New York! @HotSardines @clubcumming
135,285 Likes | 630 days ago | 2,960
#tbt when i was just starting to work as a reporter for #channelone news. 1992.
7,591 Likes | 636 days ago | 140
Polaroid by artist #LucasSamaras. @craigfstarrgallery
128,883 Likes | 646 days ago | 1,546
How many nights dancing? How many early mornings? How many laughs and giggles? How many silly stories told, and memories made? How many rooftop dinners and concerts and trips? How many confidences shared? More than I can ever thank you for. There is no one else like you, and I am so lucky to have you in my life. I love you. Happy birthday @kellyripa
107,332 Likes | 677 days ago | 1,437
Last day in Croatia, working with @bravoandy on a new AC2 show. Come see us live in #WashingtonDC 9/29; #LasVegas 10/26; #Philadelphia 11/3; #SanFrancisco 11/30; #LosAngeles 12/1. For info and tickets go to AC2Live.com
81,781 Likes | 682 days ago | 1,056
On vacation, hanging out with the sweetest dog.
109,579 Likes | 687 days ago | 2,495
On some trip, some airport, I think, somewhere, sometime.
75,052 Likes | 690 days ago | 921
So nice to come home and find a warm pup waiting. #Welshspringerspaniel
59,105 Likes | 691 days ago | 801
Sleepy in Seoul... I had a great time in this really cool city! 감사합니다 서울! (I hope i got that right. Thank you #Seoul!)
84,527 Likes | 692 days ago | 1,280
Frozen mango on a stick.... maybe the best thing ever! Just one of several dozen things i love about #Seoul. Such a cool city! I may have to stop and get another frozen mango popsicle before speaking at the #CNHForum2018 tomorrow.... and maybe one afterwards. Come on NYC where are the frozen mango popsicles?
80,072 Likes | 693 days ago | 742
Happy Birthday @madonna! Thankfully, this photo gives little indication of the absolutely pathetic job i did dancing when she pulled me on stage with her.
37,260 Likes | 693 days ago | 129
Was an honor to have met @arethasings while filling in with @kellyripa. What a life... what a talent... what a contribution she made!
92,340 Likes | 705 days ago | 2,136
Back when i had a buzz cut.
149,888 Likes | 718 days ago | 8,269
30 years ago today, my brother, Carter Cooper, died by suicide. He was 23 years old. I miss him, and think about him every day. The shock of his death is as painful today as it was thirty years ago. • THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR COMMENTS, THEY ARE EXTRAORDINARILY MOVING AND MEANINGFUL TO ME. THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR OWN LOSSES AND EXPERIENCES WITH ME.
30,899 Likes | 722 days ago | 379
Tonight on @colbertlateshow @bravoandy and I talk #AC2. (Thanks Andy for the TERRIBLE pic of me!) Come see us in #WashingtonDC 9/29, #LasVegas 10/26; #Philly 11/3, #SanFrancisco 11/30, #LosAngeles12/1. Tickets at AC2Live.com
37,451 Likes | 724 days ago | 204
Join me for a brand new interactive news show only on Facebook starting tonight, and on every weekday night, at 6:25pm est. The biggest stories of the day, and YOU get to weigh in. #FullCircle. Link in bio above!
66,002 Likes | 725 days ago | 1,460
i may look a little grumpy anchoring close to midnight in #Helsinki, BUT I think i am already in love with this city and its people.
132,315 Likes | 733 days ago | 3,764
sleepy saturday. maybe someday i will actually be able to grow a beard. #IWantToBeLikeBlitzer.
16,554 Likes | 734 days ago | 306
Just came across this painting by 17th century Italian artist, #AndreaVaccaro, who was heavily influenced by #Caravaggio and #Ribera. Entitled “Saint Lawrence Led To His Martydom,” it now joins two other similar works by Vaccaro that I love. Thanks @colnaghi1760
50,263 Likes | 737 days ago | 1,258
37 years ago today this article appeared in the @nytimes... page A20. Know your history... and never forget. Follow @lgbt_history, @theaidsmemorial, @onearchives, @thechristopherstreetreader, @whereloveisillegal, @nyclgbtsites on instagram. photo credit @lgbt_history #Whatisrememberedlives
51,647 Likes | 737 days ago | 631
Wet and smelly Lily, drifting off to sleep. #welshspringerspaniel
74,068 Likes | 742 days ago | 1,542
One more #TBT. Nine years old. I must have really liked Saturday Night Fever. or Fantasy Island.
65,809 Likes | 742 days ago | 1,243
#tbt Taken in the Amazon, releasing a sloth back into the wild. I love sloths. circa 2006
83,618 Likes | 747 days ago | 1,545
When I was 17 in Zaire, now called the Democratic Republic of Congo. I’d left high school early and had been in Africa for months. This was taken soon after I had been hospitalized in Kenya with malaria. I didnt tell my mom I’d been sick until I got home weeks after this picture was taken, I didn’t want her to worry.
45,226 Likes | 759 days ago | 2,122
A Summit coffee at the #fullertonhotelsingapore
54,170 Likes | 763 days ago | 796
#TBT Working in an artillery field near Kiryat Shmona, #Israel in 2006, close to the border with Lebanon.
142,749 Likes | 767 days ago | 6,168
Thanks for all the lovely birthday wishes! Strange feeling being older than my father when he died. I never expected to live longer than he did. First photo by @richardphibbs, Second photo by my dad, Wyatt Cooper
79,179 Likes | 768 days ago | 1,141
Trying to nap, but my dog has other plans.
87,185 Likes | 768 days ago | 1,095
Happy Birthday @bravoandy! So proud of you, and all the amazing things you’ve done since we first met 26 years ago! Come see Andy and me in #Charlotte 6/15 or #Orlando 6/16 or #LasVegas 10/26. Tickets at AC2Live.com
34,848 Likes | 777 days ago | 312
#tbt 2009 in Helmand Province, #Afghanistan. Watching a meeting of local village elders with U.S. Marines. @andersoncooper360. Photo by the kind and talented, #TimHetherington, killed in Libya in 2011.
76,383 Likes | 788 days ago | 755
Happy Mother’s Day to a true original, my mom, @gloriavanderbilt. At 94 she is still working, still creating art. Check it out @gloriavanderbiltstudio. Also check out the documentary about her #NothingLeftUnsaid” it’s on @HBO Go.
70,310 Likes | 809 days ago | 1,026
Working in #Haiti, one of my favorite countries, this weekend. We first met Monley when he was rescued from the rubble of his home a week after the earthquake. He is in school, studying hard, and now wants to be either a doctor or a soccer player.
63,852 Likes | 817 days ago | 804
Sold out #AC2 show tonight in #Chicago.. can’t wait! Come see us in #AtlanticCity 5/5; #Charlotte 6/15; #Orlando 6/16... and JUST ADDED #LasVegas! 10/26. Pre-Sale code for tickets for Vegas is AC2. For tickets go to AC2Live.com
39,491 Likes | 826 days ago | 1,235
I’m not one to take pictures of food, or rave about meals, but just ate at a really great, new pizza place in #sanfrancisco called @CheFico. So good, and a fun, casual vibe. If you’re in San Francisco check it out! My buddy @jonathanmtucker is one of the owners. Best food i’ve had in a long time!
47,183 Likes | 830 days ago | 744
Lily after running through the woods. Muddy dog, long tongue.#welshspringerspaniel
77,383 Likes | 839 days ago | 868
I’m hoping @bravoandy will bring @therealwacha to our AC2Live show in #Toronto tomorrow! Join us at the @sonycentreto 8pm. Tickets at AC2Live.com. or in #AtlanticCity 5/5; charlotte 6/15, #Orlando 6/26
14,658 Likes | 842 days ago | 462
Come see us live on stage in #Toronto this saturday; #AtlanticCity 5/5; #Charlotte 6/15; #Orlando 6/16. Tickets at AC2Live.com
11,100 Likes | 859 days ago | 108
Close ups of some of the new work by #MarkBradford @hauserwirth
31,749 Likes | 859 days ago | 213
If you are in #LosAngeles check out the amazing new work by #MarkBradford @hauserwirth
92,443 Likes | 866 days ago | 1,343
Weekend in #reykjavik, #Iceland on assignment
38,825 Likes | 868 days ago | 446
This Sunday on @60minutes I show you the stunning work of photographer @jr. Swipe left to see some of his photographs that have apppeared on sidewalks and subways, buildings and rooftops in more than 100 countries.
126,805 Likes | 870 days ago | 4,104
Happy Birthday to my mom @gloriavanderbilt. She turns 94 today and is still painting, still working, still going strong! Photo by #RichardAvedon