Why Anderson Cooper Will Never Leave CNN No Matter How Much Money Another Network Offers Him

by Jeremy Spirogis
Why Anderson Cooper Will Never Leave CNN No Matter How Much Money Another Network Offers Him

Anderson Cooper continues to be doing the information day-after-day through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. He’s even going into the CNN studio for broadcasts and interviews. When he’s dwelling, he offers interviews to the likes of Stephen Colbert through video chat. 

Anderson Cooper | John Paul Filo/CBS

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Cooper appeared on The Howard Stern Show on May 12. Stern requested Cooper what it could take to get him to depart CNN, and Cooper mentioned nothing as a result of he gained’t depart. Anderon Cooper 360 airs nightly at eight p.m. on CNN.

Anderson Cooper nonetheless has not less than two years on his CNN contract

This dialog is all hypothetical proper now. Cooper is beneath contract with CNN for not less than two extra years. Cooper grew to become a CNN anchor in 2001 after 9/11. Prior to that he’d been an anchor for ABC, and host of the fact TV competitors The Mole.

“I don’t know that anyone wants a contract to be up during a global pandemic, by the way,” Cooper instructed Stern. “I got a couple years. I’m very happy. I’m very lucky.”

Anderson Cooper wouldn’t depart CNN for double the cash

CNN reportedly pays Cooper $12 million per 12 months. That leaves one other $24 million on his present contract, and a possible renewal at not less than the identical fee. Should a rival community provide him $24 million per 12 months, Cooper nonetheless wouldn’t take it. 

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“No, I would not,” Cooper mentioned. “I’m very pleased. I’m very pleased. First of all, nobody’s going to double my wage. I’m capable of work at 60 Minutes. I’m capable of work at CNN.”

No one else does what CNN and ‘60 Minutes’ do

Cooper joined the 60 Minutes workforce in 2007, however it’s not simply moonlighting for the legendary information journal present that earns CNN his loyalty. Cooper does loads of on location reporting, from Hurricane Katrina to conflict zone protection. He doesn’t imagine one other community, even MSNBC, would enable him as many alternatives.

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“MSNBC doesn’t have people traveling around the world,” Cooper mentioned. “A lot of people are thinking about a lot of stuff but they’re not doing it. CNN is doing it and that’s what I’d like to do.”

Anderson Cooper doesn’t want the cash both

$12 million is excess of most individuals’s salaries, so Cooper is fairly nicely set for all times. He’s additionally reportedly very frugal with that cash. Plus, he stands to inherit his mom, Gloria Vanderbilt’s property, which may vary from $1.5 – 2 million. Cooper mentioned she by no means cared about cash both, and he or she inherited a railroad fortune plus made her personal in modeling and style.

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Anderson Cooper | John Paul Filo/CBS

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“I am my mother’s son,” Cooper mentioned. “Money is not my thing. I wish it was. My mom lived a big life and made a lot of money, spent a lot of money, had people embezzle money. She wasn’t interested in money. I know people would imagine that’s what she was interested in. She had no sense of it. She cared about being generous to her friends and having a nice physical environment and creating art.”

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