Andrew Joseph Cohen is a radio and television talk show host, writer, and producer of American nationality. He was born on 2 June 1968. Andy Cohen is best known as the host and executive producer of the late-night talk show called Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. He also has a pop culture radio channel on Sirius XM titled Radio Andy. Andy Cohen worked as the executive vice president of Development and Talent till 2013, for the Bravo network channel. As the executive vice president, he was responsible for developing innovative TV formats, creating original content as well as identifying new talent. Andy Cohen was also an executive producer of the Emmy and James Beard award-winning cooking show called Top Chef. He is currently an executive producer of the Real Housewives franchise and hosts the reboot of the dating show called Love Connection.
Andy Cohen Wife
Andy Cohen is America’s first openly gay late-night talk show host. Therefore he does not have a wife. He currently isn’t married. His previous relationship was with his boyfriend named John Hill which ended in December 2020.
Andy Cohen Early Life
Andy Cohen was born on 2 June in the year 1968 in St. Louis, located in the state of Missouri. His mother’s name is Evelyn and his father is Lou Cohen. He also has a sister named Emily Rosenfeld. Andy Cohen is Jewish, with ancestors from Poland, Lithuania, and Russia. Andy Cohen attended the Clayton High School from where he graduated in the year 1986. He then received higher education from Boston University, wherein he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in the field of broadcast journalism. As a student at Boston University, Andy Cohen wrote for the University’s student newspaper called The Daily Free Press. After graduating from college, he did an internship at CBS News alongside fellow intern and future producer for CBS, Julie Chen.
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Andy Cohen Personal Life
Andy Cohen is the first gay host of an American talk show. In December of 2018, Andy Cohen announced that he would become a father with the help of a surrogate. His son, Benjamin Allen Cohen was born on 4 February in the year 2019. He also has a daughter named Lucy Eve Cohen, who was born on 29 April in the year 2022. Andy Cohen is a diehard fan of the professional baseball team St. Louis Cardinal and the professional ice hockey team St. Louis Blues.
Andy Cohen Career
Andy Cohen began his career by interning at CBS news in 1990. He spent 10 years of his career working for CBS and eventually was promoted as a senior producer of The Early Show, a producer for CBS This Morning, and a producer for 48 Hours. In the year 2000, he left CBS and joined the television network called Trio, and in 2004, he became the vice president of original programming at the television network called Bravo when the latter purchased Trio. Andy Cohen made a regular appearance on Morning Joe and Today and has also hosted Life! With Kelly and The View. In 2009, he began hosting a weekly midnight talk show called Watch What Happened Live, which was later expanded into a weeknight television talk show series. Cohen has also published his autobiographical memoir titled Most Talkative, in the year 2012, which became a New York Times Best Seller. In 2014, he published his second memoir titled The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year, which was also a New York Times Best Seller.
On 14 September 2015, radio channel Sirius XM launched a new radio show titled Radio Andy which was curated and hosted by Andy Cohen. In December 2015, Andy Cohen hosted a live edition of Hollywood Game Night as well as co-hosted New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly, for NBC’s network channel. In November 2016, Cohen published his third memoir titled Superficial: More Adventures From the Andy Cohen Diaries. In January 2017, Andy Cohen hosted the reboot of the reality dating show called Love Connection. He also appeared on the popular Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, where he portrayed a fictionalized version of himself. Andy Cohen also appeared on another TV show Riverdale in the year 2018. Cohen appeared as a guest judge in one of the episodes of the VH1 TV series called RuPaul’s Drag Race.