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Favorite Anchor or Host of 2008: Anderson Cooper

The competition was well-groomed, well-versed, and perfectly powdered, but silver fox Anderson Cooper was CitizenSugar readers' landslide choice for favorite anchor or host of 2008.

Anderson Cooper, who is the face, name, and mind behind Anderson Cooper 360° on CNN, pulled in 39 percent of the vote, with Tom Brokaw and Ann Curry trailing behind with 14 and 13 percent. What do readers love about Cooper? Plenty of commenters complimented his friendly face (OK, I'll admit it, they called him "sexy"), and said he comes off as a smart, nice guy.

On top of his nightly show, Cooper played a major role in CNN's America Votes 2008 coverage, reporting from both national conventions. He also provided special reports for CBS's 60 Minutes.

The polls for all your favorite things in 2008 aren't closed yet, so cast your vote!


zeze zeze 8 years
Can we get back to Brian Williams please! :D
sexylibrarian sexylibrarian 8 years
Perhaps it was a inappropriate. We get it Mich you don't like him.
em1282 em1282 8 years
Haha, that's what I was thinking! :)
Michelann Michelann 8 years
Em, no, I'm pretty sure he said it on Regis and Kelly. It would have been really weird to do it on the news.
em1282 em1282 8 years
Hmmm. Did he say it during his news program?
Michelann Michelann 8 years
Well if she was a fat little girl and he pointed it out, is that still appropriate? Just because you think he's right, it's okay to insult a child?
sexylibrarian sexylibrarian 8 years
Well I agree with what he said about Ali Lohan she does look a lot older than she is.
Michelann Michelann 8 years
He said they were "horrific people" and that the 14 year old girl "looks to be about 60." It wasn't a "Oh she's so mature for her age" comment, it was a catty remark about the appearance of a 14 year old girl. If any of you know how hard it is to be a 14 year old girl (and I know you do) then you should know it was wrong of Cooper to make that comment. Regardless of how good of a reporter he is, I can't personally take him seriously if he won't apologize for something like that. It's seriously inappropriate. It's just one incident, so this isn't an attack on those who like him, I just think he messed up.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I actually watched him when he hosted "the Mole" I thought it was going to be a show about some kind of blemish he had that he was going to show everyone and i hoped it was in a naughty place.
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
CG, you're always into the eye candy. Hell I never knew existed until I saw his special on Oprah on Hurricane.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Bella, that is the only reason for me, I didnt even know he talked.
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
All you ladies like is the eye candy, I am starting to wonder.
sexylibrarian sexylibrarian 8 years
I LOVE Anderson and I watch him almost everynight before I go to bed. He is pretty unpretentious IMO considering the life he came from. He is a great newsman!! And beautiful too!
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
It is okay, Caterpillar. No one is judging you. ;)
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I hate to admit that I love him.
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
OKAY next time someone insults this man I will cyber smack them! ;) secondly...he hasn't came out as a gay man yet so there's still hope people! teehee... and Jessie "vampire" long hair is sooo sexxxi! I'm completely obsessed!
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
Oh he really might actually be gay...even better :).
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
Actually he didn't really insult Ali he just said that she seems older what she is. He didn't ugly, stupid, or anything. Andersen is off the freakin' chain, he is so sexy and funny. Love, love, love!!!!!!
moonlight-spice moonlight-spice 8 years
He's gorgeous, compassionate, intelligent and I wish he would make Wolf Blitzer stop talking. He does occasionally get his foot stuck in his mouth but whatevs. I do love Brian Williams too though.
a1stbornunicorn a1stbornunicorn 8 years
Anderson Cooper = dreamy. Really, he's gay? What a loss for womankind :(.
KadBunny KadBunny 8 years
He's gay?! Omg nooo :(
Myst Myst 8 years
too bad he's gay and I'm in a relationship. What I would do to the silver fox ;)
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
Actually, for a man, I think he's very attractive (and I happen to love the Muppets btw :p). If his hair were longer, he'd be prefect for a man his age (fyi in my ideal world most men would have waist length hair, I blame this fetish on all the vampire novels I've read). Okay Michelin, I remember that. I agree with Tiabia. It was more an attack on Dina and her parenting then Ali.
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
Holy crap, he does look like a muppet. Good call TS. I still enjoy Anderson Cooper 360. I really don't care what anybody has to say about the Lohans and it certainly wouldn't effect who I got my news from. And for the record, I don't think he was wrong. Dina is very blatantly using her girls. There is a special booth in hell reserved for her and Lynne Spears.
dollyd dollyd 8 years
So yeah the blatant Brian Williams ignoring in this result announcement, despite all the comments on the poll that wished he had been included, just furthers my annoyance with this poll even more. I like Anderson well enough, but he would have had a tougher competition if Brian Williams had been included.
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