Win Tickets to See An Evening with Anderson Cooper at the NAC

March 14, 2019

We all know who he is, but few of us know who he really is. What drives him? Who inspires him? What matters most to him? Learn all of this and more from our favourite CNN Anchor, Anderson Cooper as he speaks his mind and shares his stories.

We have a pair of tickets to the show at 8pm on March 31, 2019. To  enter, email me ( with "Anderson Cooper" in the subject heading. Tickets are non-transferable and non exchangeable. You  must be a Macaroni Kid subscriber to enter. We will select a winner  using and announce the winner in next week's issue.

About Anderson Cooper

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 8:00pm ET on CNN and is simulcast to an international audience on CNN International. 

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

Cooper has also played a pivotal role in CNN’s political and election coverage. He has anchored from conventions and moderated several presidential primary debates and town halls. In 2016, Cooper was selected by the Committee On Presidential Debates to co-moderate one of the three debates between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. 

In addition to his shows on CNN, Cooper is also a regular correspondent for CBS’s 60 Minutes.

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 thirteen Emmy Awards, including two for his coverage of the earthquake in Haiti, and an Edward R Murrow award.  

In 2016, The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss– a collection of correspondence between Anderson and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, debuted at the top of the New York Times Best-Sellers List and remained on the list for three months. Cooper’s first book, Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of Wars, Disaster, and Survival, was published in 2006 and also topped the New York Times Best-Sellers List and other bestseller charts.

Before joining CNN, Cooper was an ABC News correspondent and host of the network's reality program The Mole. Cooper anchored ABC's overnight newscast World News Now, and was a correspondent for World News Tonight as well as 20/20.

Cooper joined ABC from Channel One News, where he served as chief international correspondent. During that time, he reported and produced stories, from conflicts in Bosnia, Cambodia, Haiti, Israel, Myanmar, Russia, Rwanda, Somalia, and South Africa. Channel One News was a school television network seen daily in more than 12,000 classrooms nationwide.

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. Cooper is based in New York City.

About the Giveaway

You  must be a Macaroni Kid subscriber to be eligible. No purchase necessary  to enter or win. A purchase of any kind will not increase your chances  of winning. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of entries  received. Void where prohibited by law. Do not enter this sweepstakes if  you are not eighteen (18) years of age or older as of March 14, 2019  and a legal resident. Entry into this Giveaway begins Thursday,  March 14, 2019 and ends Wednesday at 12 noon, March 20, 2019.