Quoted: Anderson Cooper on his CIA internship

October 20, 2013
 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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