Andy Cohen

Andy Cohen

TV Show Host

Andrew Joseph Cohen is an American radio and television talk show host, producer, and writer. Cohen is the host and executive producer of Bravo's late night talk show, Watch What Happens Live! He also has a pop culture channel on Sirius XM named Radio Andy.

Full Name
Jun 2, 1968
5′ 9″
Net Worth


Andy Cohen was born on June 2, 1968 in St. Louis, Missouri. He is an American radio and television talk show host, producer, and writer. He attended Clayton High School in his native St. Louis before graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston University in 1990. 

Cohen began his career at CBS News as an intern in the late 1980s and later became the senior producer of The Early Show in 2002. In 2005 he was hired by Bravo as Vice President of Original Programming and Development where he developed shows such as Top Chef, Project Runway, and The Real Housewives franchise. In 2009 he launched his own show Watch What Happens: Live which has become a popular nightly talk show hosted by Cohen himself. 

In 2011 he became Executive Vice President of Development and Talent for the Bravo network. In 2013 he released a memoir titled Most Talkative which discussed his time working at CBS as well as his personal life including his coming out story. That same year he also published another book entitled The Andy Cohen Diaries which chronicled a year in his life while hosting WWHL. 

In 2016 Cohen became the first openly gay host of a late night talk show when he took over Late Night with Andy Cohen from former host James Corden who left to pursue work on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Cohen currently hosts both WWHL and Late Night with Andy Cohen on Bravo and NBC respectively, making him one of the few people to have simultaneous shows on two different networks.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1968</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Andy Cohen is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On June 2, 1968, Andy Cohen was born in St. Louis, Missouri.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1990</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Graduates from Boston University</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">In 1990, Cohen graduated from Boston University with a degree in broadcast journalism.</p></div> 

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1993</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Cohen Joins Trio Network</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">In 1993, Cohen joins the Trio Network as an executive producer.</p></div> 

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins Bravo as Senior Vice President of Development and Talent</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">In 2005, Cohen joined Bravo as the Senior Vice President of Development and Talent.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id=""class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Hosts & Executive Produces Watch What Happens Live</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">In 2009, Cohen began hosting and executive producing his own show, “Watch What Happens Live” on Bravo.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives a Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">In 2012, Cohen receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in television.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Launches Radio Andy on SiriusXM</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">In 2020, Cohen launches Radio Andy on SiriusXM, a 24/7 channel featuring interviews, music, and pop culture.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Host</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Andy Cohen is an amazing host. His quick wit, charisma, and ability to make people feel comfortable on camera makes him a great show host. With his fun and candid style, he can bring out the best in his guests.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Great Friend</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Andy Cohen is not just a great show host but also a great friend. His loyalty and friendship are evident in the relationships he has with many of his guests. He is always willing to lend an ear or an open door when someone needs it.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Fun</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Andy Cohen is a lot of fun. His infectious humor and enthusiasm create a joyous atmosphere that puts everyone in the room in a good mood. Whether he’s playing games or hosting one of his iconic shows, you can always count on Andy to be entertaining and make the most out of every moment.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Late Night Show Host Who is Openly Gay</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Andy Cohen is the first late night talk show host who is openly gay. In 2009, he was named the first ever “Tonight Show” host of Bravo's “Watch What Happens Live!”</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Produced Movies</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Andy Cohen has produced movies including the Emmy-nominated "The Nanny Diaries" and the feature film “Sex and The City 2”.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Wrote Best Selling Books</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Andy Cohen has written several best selling books including “Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture” and “The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year”.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Close Friends with Anderson Cooper</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Andy Cohen is close friends with Anderson Cooper, appearing often on his show, “Anderson Cooper 360” as well as hosting events together, including the CNN New Years Eve broadcast.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Host of Emmy Award Winning Show</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Andy Cohen hosts the highly successful late night show “Watch What Happens Live”, which won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Interactive Program in 2013.</p></div>


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