New dad Anderson Cooper’s colleagues are ‘beyond happy’ about his baby news
Congrats were in order for Anderson Cooper on Friday’s morning news circuit after the CNN anchor announced some big news of his own.
Gayle King of “CBS This Morning,” Savannah Guthrie of the “Today” show and more of Cooper’s colleagues are sending good wishes to the veteran broadcaster, who recently became a father. Cooper proudly announced the birth of his son, Wyatt Morgan Cooper, Thursday night at the end of CNN’s global town hall on the coronavirus.
“Happy news this morning from our friend Anderson Cooper of CNN,” Guthrie said Friday. “Welcome to the world, Wyatt Morgan Cooper. He was born Monday by a surrogate — a healthy baby, 7 pounds, 2 ounces. Editorial comment: He’s adorable ... Anderson, we are beyond happy for you.”
.@AndersonCooper aired a sweet message on CNN Thursday night, but it wasn’t your typical news story. He announced he is the proud father of a baby boy! Congratulations and welcome to the world, Wyatt Cooper! pic.twitter.com/nsH6juckyD— TODAY (@TODAYshow) May 1, 2020
“We certainly are,” added Guthrie’s co-host, Hoda Kotb. “He said that his mom, his dad and brother, who have all passed — he felt like they were all gathered around the little baby and him. I thought it was beautiful too.”
“CBS This Morning” volleyed the feel-good story to correspondent Vladimir Duthiers, who started at CNN as an intern before serving as an associate producer on “Anderson Cooper 360°.”
“Gayle, you know Anderson is the reason I have a career in journalism — hiring me straight out of my internship and mentoring me to this day,” Duthiers said after delivering the report on his former colleague. “I’m not the only one who reveres him, and this news filled my heart with joy.”
Anderson Cooper is now a dad! The CNN anchor revealed on Thursday that he welcomed a baby boy, named Wyatt Morgan Cooper, via surrogate three days ago. Cooper got emotional as he shared the news with viewers and the significance of his son's name. pic.twitter.com/4O3ptyVeA8— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) May 1, 2020
“Oh gosh, me too, Vlad,” King replied. “I was watching last night, live, when he said it. Number one, it was such a surprise — who knew? ... But Anderson was so giddy and so happy, and just seeing that made me happy. ... And isn’t it good to have joy in this particular time? I’m over the moon about this story.”
Several journalists, including Guthrie, Kotb, CNN’s Erin Burnett and Fox News’ Bret Baier, also celebrated Cooper on social media. See more reactions below.
Congratulations to Wyatt’s beautiful new life! Now get your diaper changing skills polished up AC... https://t.co/KA6InlqGz5— Erin Burnett (@ErinBurnett) May 1, 2020
How beautiful is this. Congratulations @andersoncooper. Wishing you and Wyatt love and happiness.— Elie Honig (@eliehonig) May 1, 2020
Some of the BEST NEWS: Congrats to @andersoncooper on his newborn son. SO incredibly thrilled for him. 💙💙💙— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) May 1, 2020
Such exciting news!! Congratulations to AC! https://t.co/27KMPu9C96— Randi Kaye (@randikayeCNN) May 1, 2020
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