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Don't Miss Opening Session Featuring a Conversation with Emmy Award-Winning Broadcast Journalist Anderson Cooper

  • December 11, 2023
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Join us for Opening Session, where Anderson Cooper, anchor of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” will join APA President Petros Levounis, M.D., M.A., for a fireside chat covering mental health and other topics.

APA CEO and Medical Director Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A., and APA President-Elect Ramaswamy Viswanathan, M.D., Dr.Med.Sc. will also appear.

Anderson Cooper is the anchor of CNN's Anderson Cooper 360°, a global newscast that goes beyond the headlines with in- depth reporting and investigations. The show airs weeknights at 8:00 p.m. ET on CNN and is simulcast to an international audience on CNN International. Since April 2023, Anderson also anchors The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper, airing Sundays on CNN, which showcases character-driven stories, special interviews, profiles, and investigative deep dives from CNN anchors and correspondents.

Since the start of his career in 1992, Cooper has worked in nearly eighty countries and has covered nearly all major news events around the world, often reporting from the scene.

At CNN and 60 Minutes, Cooper has won a number of major journalism awards. He helped lead CNN's Peabody Award- winning coverage of Hurricane Katrina and duPont Award-winning coverage of the 2004 tsunami. Additionally, he has been awarded twenty Emmy Awards, including two for his coverage of the earthquake in Haiti, and an Edward R. Murrow Award.

Cooper's four books — Astor: The Rise and Fall of an American Fortune, Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an America Dynasty, The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss and Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of Wars, Disaster, and Survival — all topped The New York Times Bestseller List.

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.

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