Known for his work as the host of Bravo’s late-night talk program Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen and as the host of the infamous reunions on The Real Housewives TV franchise.
Andy Cohen is an American radio and television talk show host, producer, and writer. Cohen worked his way up from an internship at CBS to an executive vice president position at Bravo in 2005.
Prior to his departure from Bravo in 2012, he held a number of executive positions there. Also well-known is his personal blog, in which he writes about random musings on life, media, and popular culture.
Cohen’s immense fame as a radio and TV broadcaster has led to him hosting some of the world’s largest fashion and beauty pageants.
Cohen has also worked as an executive producer on a number of hit television series and has done a decent amount of acting.
A Brief History
On June 2, 1968, in St. Louis, Missouri, Andrew Joseph Cohen entered the world. Jewish parents, Lou Cohen and Evelyn, gave birth to Cohen. He spent his formative years at a camp called “Camp Nebagamon for Boys” on Lake Nebagamon.
He attended and graduated from “Clayton High School” in 1986. Later, he went to “Boston University” and graduated with a bachelor of science in broadcast journalism.
Cohen tried his hand at the television industry by interning at “CBS News.” During his long tenure at CBS, he served as a producer on a number of different programs.
Beginning in 2000, Cohen worked for the network “Trio,” and after its 2004 acquisition by “Bravo,” he was promoted to vice president of original programming for the latter.
He has been a guest on the ‘NBC’ morning talk show ‘Today,’ as well as a co-host for ‘Live! with Kelly and ‘The View’ on the syndication network.
Cohen’s “Radio Andy” pop culture channel premiered on SiriusXM on September 14, 2015. In addition to his live show, Cohen also hosts the talk show “Andy Cohen’s Deep & Shallow,” which airs on the channel.
For the network, he co-hosted “New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly” in 2015–2016. Cohen replaced Kathy Griffin as co-host of CNN’s annual New Year’s Eve TV special, ‘New Year’s Eve Live,’ for the 2017–2018 broadcast year.
Andy Cohen has a $50,000,000 net worth as of October 2022.
Gains and Losses in Terms of Money and Property
It has been reported by TheSun.co.uk that Andy Cohen earns $10 million each year. This sum is a direct outcome of his many years of working as an executive producer, actor, and host for Bravo TV. Also, the royalties from his books have been very lucrative for him.
He has written three books, two of which have become bestsellers. In 2021, he launched a quote compilation book titled “Glitter Every Day,” which became an instant bestseller, and he also wrote a memoir. Because of this, Cohen’s $50 million fortune comes as no surprise.
Throughout Andy’s career, he has received a number of awards. In 2010, he won an Emmy for his work as the show’s executive producer on the popular food competition series Top Chef.
As the Executive Producer of “The N-Word,” a documentary released in 2004, he was honored with a Peabody Award for his work in the industry.
Cohen received yet another award in 2007 when he was presented with a Peabody for his work as an executive producer on “Project Runway.”
During the year 2010, he was included in TV Guide’s Power List. In 2012, he was selected as one of GQ’s 25 Best Dressed Men of the Year. Andy was featured on Out Magazine’s yearly list of the 50 Most Powerful Gay People from 2012 to 2016.
At this year’s GLAAD Media Awards, which celebrated its 30th year, Cohen was honored with the Vito Russo Award.
Cohen made history when he became the first out gay host of a late-night talk show in the United States. By using a surrogate, he finally became a dad in February of this year. Benjamin Allen Cohen, a son, was born to him.
The COVID-19 diagnosis was made on March 21, 2020, which means that Cohen had it on March 21.