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Anderson Cooper Leads NorthJersey.com Dialogues at BergenPAC

Anderson Cooper Leads NorthJersey.com Dialogues at BergenPAC

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper will be the first featured speaker as northjersey.com debuts its new speaker series Dialogues at bergenPAC on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 7 p.m. This series is a partnership between North Jersey Media Group and bergenPAC. It will bring high-profile newsmakers into the community for moderated discussions on the important topics of today.

The VIP tickets include a post-show meet & greet and access to the Drapkin Cabaret lounge before the event.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 at 11 a.m. at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at (201) 227-1030.

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 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 40 countries and covered nearly all major news events around the world, often reporting from the scene. He also played a pivotal role in CNN's political and election coverage. Cooper 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 several 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. Cooper's first book, Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of Wars, Disaster and Survival, was published in 2006 and 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 and 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.

About bergenPAC

Founded in 2003, the 1,367-seat Bergen Performing Arts Center, or bergenPAC, is the area's cultural mecca. Housed in a historic Art Deco-style theater boasting one of the finest acoustic halls in the United States, bergenPAC attracts a stellar roster of world-class entertainment. The jewel in our crown is The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC - the innovative, educational performing arts initiative that, through programs, classes, outreach, school shows, and main theater presented shows, reach more than 30,000 students and community youth annually. The Performing Arts School provides community youth, age 2 months to 21 years, with unique, "hands-on" training in music, dance and theater by industry professionals. It is through the ongoing generosity of sponsors, donors, members, and patrons that the not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation bergenPAC and The Performing Arts School are able to thrive and enrich our community.

About North Jersey Media Group

North Jersey Media Group (NJMG), part of the USA Today Network, is the leading provider of news and marketing services in northern New Jersey. Our product portfolio includes NorthJersey.com, the area's No. 1 site for news and information, and The Record, an award-winning daily newspaper reaching more than half a million readers a week with local, investigative and enterprise reporting. Thirty community newspapers, along with a suite of magazine titles, circulate across Bergen, Passaic, Essex and Morris counties.

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