Anderson Cooper anchors Anderson Cooper 360°, which airs each weeknight on CNN/U.S. Cooper, who joined CNN in December 2001, has reported from diverse and powerful stories from around the world including the Mideast turmoil from Lebanon and Israel in July 2006; Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath from New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast; the Sago Mine tragedy in West Virginia; the war on terrorism from Afghanistan and Iraq; famine and disease from The Congo and across Africa; and environmental issues from South America.

Dispatches from the Edge, Cooper’s memoirs about covering the South Asia tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and other news events, topped The New York Times Bestsellers List and other bestseller charts. Cooper also hosts a top-rated daily podcast.

Since joining CNN, Cooper has anchored major breaking news stories, most recently continuous reports on the global environment titled Planet in Peril, which have taken him to stories and endangered locations around the world. Cooper traveled to Sri Lanka to cover the tsunami and was in Baghdad for the Iraqi elections. His coverage of the devastation from Hurricane Katrina resonated with viewers and critics. Cooper and Anderson Cooper 360° have won several awards, most recently three Emmy® awards in 2006 for reports about famine in Niger, Charity Hospital in New Orleans and black market infertility. Cooper has also won a National Headliners Award and a Peabody Award.

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Wildlife biologist, Jeff Corwin has been working for the conservation of endangered species and ecosystems around the world since he was a teenager. Animal Planet viewers best know Corwin as host of The Jeff Corwin Experience and for the Discovery Kids series Jeff Corwin Unleashed, which won him an Emmy® as “Outstanding Host” and nominations in three other categories. Since 2000, Corwin has partnered with Animal Planet and Discovery Communications as host and executive producer of The Jeff Corwin Experience and Corwin’s Quest.

Most recently, Corwin traveled to Madagascar for Planet in Peril. When not in the field, he lectures on wildlife, ecology and conservation to audiences across the United States. Corwin also established an interactive museum and environmental education center called the EcoZone, a center whose goal is to build awareness of the wildlife and ecology unique to the wetlands of southeastern Massachusetts. Jeff has bachelor of science degrees in biology and anthropology from Bridgewater State College and a master of science degree in wildlife and fisheries conservation from the University of Massachusetts.

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta is chief medical correspondent for the health and medical unit at CNN. Gupta plays an integral role in the network’s medical coverage, which includes daily packages, the half-hour weekend show House Call with Dr. Sanjay Gupta and coverage of breaking medical news. A Peabody and Emmy® Award-winning journalist, Gupta’s reporting has taken him to Kuwait and Iraq, where he was embedded with the U.S. Navy’s medical unit the “Devil Docs” and performed neurosurgery in the field; as well as to Bangkok, Thailand, Sri Lanka and New Orleans. Most recently, Gupta traveled to Africa for Planet in Peril to report on the devastating effects of a warming climate.

In addition to his work for CNN, Gupta is a member of the staff and faculty of the department of neurosurgery at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and performs surgery weekly at Emory University Hospital and Grady Memorial Hospital, where he serves as associate chief of neurosurgery. In April, he released his first book, Chasing Life, a New York Times and national bestseller.

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