This respected newsman and talk show host has reportedly held talks with NBC about possibly taking over the Today show anchor chair from Matt Lauer. Here are five things you may not know about Anderson Cooper, whose occasional on-air giggle fits have made headlines of their own!
1. Born Anderson Hays Cooper on June 3, 1967 into one of New York City's wealthiest and most respected families, the Vanderbilt's. His mother is prominent socialite and pioneering jeans designer Gloria Vanderbilt.