Anderson Cooper’s CIA Past

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper spent summers interning for a career with the Central Intelligence Agency, according to a report at a gossip website.

“Following his sophomore and junior years at Yale—a well-known recruiting ground for the CIA—Cooper spent his summers interning at the agency’s monolithic headquarters in Langley, Virginia, in a program for students interested in intelligence work,” reports Radar Online.

“His involvement with the agency ended there, and he chose not to pursue a job with the agency after graduation, according to a CNN spokeswoman, who confirmed details of Cooper’s CIA involvement to Radar.” See this article. And thanks to Brad Funkhouser for this post.

Of course, if the evil Cooper were one of many CIA assets in the media, he would hardly admit it.

UPDATE from Chris VanLandingham: “According to Wikipedia, after Anderson ‘left’ the CIA he went to Burma and got involved with dissident students fighting the government there while claiming to be a reporter though having no affiliation with any news outlet. After that he went to Vietnam, Somalia, Bosnia, and Rwanda. Nope can’t be CIA. He would have told us.”

8:01 pm on January 30, 2008