Quoted: Anderson Cooper on his CIA internship

 Anderson Cooper as “Wonk of the Year." (Jeff Watts) Anderson Cooper as “Wonk of the Year.” (Jeff Watts)

 

 

“It was less James Bond than I hoped it would be.”

 

 

— Anderson Cooper on his internship at the CIA. The CNN star was at American University Saturday, where he accepted the “Wonk of the Year” award and gave a mini-commencement speech to students tracking his path from Yale to his CIA internship to struggling for an on-air news job: “I actually made a fake press pass, and I borrowed a camera and I decided to start going to wars by myself.”

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