Andy Cohen is a TV and a radio host who is popular for hosting the talk show “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” on Bravo channel. He was widely appreciated by many for publicly accepting the fact that he is a gay and was even credited as the first American TV host to opening up about his sexual orientation. After resigning from the post of Bravo’s production and development head, he is currently working as the executive producer of the Real Housewives. Let us have a brief look at the career and net worth of Andy Cohen in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Andrew Joseph Cohen was born to Lou Cohen and Evelyn Cohen on June 2, 1968, in St. Louis, Missouri. He hailed from a Jewish family and attended the Clayton High School. Andy was also a member of the Camp Nebagamon in Wisconsin. Andy got a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Boston University where he wrote for the University newspaper The Daily Free Press.
Andy Cohen was in a relationship with Clifton Dassuncao, a Ph.D. student from the Harvard University. The couple first met on Barry Diller’s Yacht after which they started to date. Andy revealed about their relationship in 2016 through his memoir. In March 2018, Andy revealed that he is currently single as his relationship with Clifton has come to an end.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Andy Cohen initially worked as an intern for the CBS News after which he became The Early Show’s senior producer. He later became the producer for the shows 48 Hours and CBS This Morning and resigned his job after serving for ten years with the channel.
In 2000, Andy joined Trio and in 2004 became an employee of Bravo as Trio was acquired by Bravo that year. He hosted shows such as Today, Morning Joe, Live! With Kelly, The View and also appeared in various other talk shows for the channel. From 2009, he started to host the late night talk show Watch What Happens Live.
Cohen hosted the Miss USA competition from 2011 to 2013 and also hosted the Miss Universe 2011 and 2012. He got an offer to host the Miss Universe Pageant in Russia which he declined because of Russia’s laws against gays.
Cohen resigned from Bravo Television in 2013 and 2015, he became the curator of the radio station Radio Andy launched by SiriusXM and hosted the shows Andy Cohen Live, Deep and Shallow.
Cohen released his first memoir in May 2012 titled Most Talkative which became New York Times Best Seller. In 2014, he published his second memoir The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year followed by his third memoir in 2016.
He won the Peabody Award for the documentary The N-Word with Trio in 2004 and Project Runway with Bravo in 2007. He received an Emmy Award in 2010 for serving as the executive producer of Top Chef and was featured in the Most Powerful Gay People list by Out magazine from 2012 to 2016.
Net Worth & Earnings
The annual salary he earns through his television appearances in estimated to be around $2 million. His successful career as a TV host, executive producer, radio host and a writer has amassed him a net worth of $17 million.
From a man who started his career as an intern in a TV channel to a famous host anchoring the Miss Universe competition two years, the growth of Andy Cohen is extremely inspiring, and he serves as a reference point for people who aspire to become a successful TV personality.