Anderson Cooper is a journalist, author, and television personality. As of 2011 he is the primary anchor of the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360°. The program is normally broadcast live from a New York City studio; Cooper, however, often broadcasts live on location for breaking news stories. Cooper is the younger son of artist, designer, writer, and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, and is a great-great-great-grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt of the prominent Vanderbilt shipping and railroad fortune. From age 10 to 13 Cooper modeled with Ford Models for Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Macy’s.