The CNN anchor, 55, misplaced his father Wyatt Cooper at age 10 and his brother Carter at 21. Three years in the past, when Cooper’s mom Gloria Vanderbilt died, his nuclear household was whittled down to only him.
Now, he’s “the one one who remembered tales, who remembered all of the individuals who had been out and in of our home and all of the little moments that our household had,” Cooper says, recent off a shift overlaying Queen Elizabeth II’s demise on Sept. 8. He sneaks in time to speak with USA TODAY over the telephone whereas snaking by way of the streets of New York. It’s as pure a time as any to speak about his new CNN podcast about his grief journey, “All There Is with Anderson Cooper” (streaming Wednesday; new episodes dropping weekly).