Andrew Joseph Cohen, an American radio and television talk show host, producer, and writer, was born on June 2, 1968. Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Bravo’s late-night chat show, is his host and executive producer.
Cohen also runs a Sirius XM pop culture station called Radio Andy. Twice a week, he co-hosts a two-hour live broadcast with John Hill. Until 2013, Cohen was Bravo’s executive vice president of development and talent.
He was in charge of establishing new formats, creating original material, and scouting new talent. Cohen was also an executive producer of Top Chef, the Emmy and James Beard Award-winning reality food competition show.
He is still an executive producer for the Real Housewives series, as well as the host of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Life, SiriusXM channel 102’s Andy Cohen Live, and the resurrection of the television dating show Love Connection.
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Andy Cohen was born to Evelyn and Lou Cohen in St. Louis, Missouri. Emily Rosenfeld is his sister. He is a Polish-Russian-Lithuanian Jew with roots in Poland, Russia, and Lithuania. Cohen attended Clayton High School and graduated in 1986.
He graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science degree in broadcast journalism. Cohen contributed to The Daily Free Press, a student publication at Boston University. Later, he interned at CBS News with Julie Chen, who was also an intern there.
Working as an intern at CBS News with fellow intern Julie Chen was one of his first jobs in television. Cohen worked for CBS for ten years. He eventually progressed through the ranks of CBS’s “The Early Show” to become a senior producer.
He also assisted in the production of “48 Hours.” Andy left CBS in 2000 to become the Vice President of Programming for the cable channel Trio. He was hired by Bravo five years later to help the network transform into the reality powerhouse it is today.
Andy Cohen was the television network Bravo’s Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development. Cohen began presenting Watch What Happens Life, a discussion show that aired weekdays at midnight, in the summer of 2009.
In 2013, he resigned from the post, but he continued to anchor “Watch What Happens Life” and write a popular blog for BravoTv.com. Cohen turned down the opportunity to co-host the Miss Universe pageant in Russia in 2013 because of the country’s anti-gay policies.
He also hosted Miss USA 2011, Miss Universe 2011, and Miss Universe 2012. Andy’s best-selling book “Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture” was released in 2012.
In the hardback, paperback, and combined nonfiction categories, it became a New York Times Best Seller. He had an appearance in Lady Gaga’s G.U.Y. music video in March 2014. “The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year,” his second memoir, was published in November 2014.
The title is a play on “The Andy Warhol Diaries,” and the book spans a year of Cohen’s personal notebook entries. The book was also named a New York Times Best Seller. Cohen started a new SiriusXM Channel 102 radio station, “Radio Andy,” in 2015.
He curates playlists for the channel and delivers unique broadcasts known as Town Halls in front of a live studio audience. He’s also the host of specials like “Radio Andy Theater” and a “Real Housewives” parody.
Andy and Anderson Cooper went on a nationwide tour in March 2015 to perform their stage performance AC2. They went on a tour that took them to Boston, Miami Beach, Chicago, and Atlanta.
Anderson came up with the idea after speaking with Cohen about his book. Later that year, Cohen co-hosted “NBC’s New Year’s Eve” with Carson Daly and hosted a live edition of “Hollywood Game Night” named “New Year’s Eve Game Night.”
“Superficial: More Adventures From the Andy Cohen Diaries,” Cohen’s third memoir, was released in November 2016. It was the follow-up to “The Andy Cohen Diaries,” and it included entries from the previous two years. It also became a New York Times Best Seller in the category of celebrity-authored books.
In May 2017, Cohen presented a Fox game program, a reboot of “Love Connection.” In August 2017, it was renewed for a second season. Later that year, Cohen and Cooper took over as co-hosts of CNN’s New Year’s Eve program, succeeding Kathy Griffin.
In the TV programs “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “Riverdale,” Cohen has played himself. In March 2018, he also appeared as a guest judge on “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”
He is the executive producer of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” and “The Real Housewives of New York City,” among others.
Andy has received numerous honors over his career. In 2010, he earned an Emmy for his efforts as Executive Producer of “Top Chef,” a reality culinary show. He received a Peabody Award in 2004 for his role as Executive Producer on the documentary “The N-Word.”
In 2007, Cohen received a Peabody Award for his role as an executive producer on “Project Runway.” In 2010, he was named to TV Guide’s Power List. He was named one of GQ’s 25 Best Dressed Men of the Year in 2012.
Andy was named on Out Magazine’s list of Most Powerful Gay People from 2012 through 2016. Cohen also won the Vito Russo Award at the 30th GLAAD Media Awards in 2019.
Cohen became the first gay late-night talk show host in the United States. In February 2019, he became a parent with the use of a surrogate. Benjamin Allen Cohen, his son, was born to him. Cohen was diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 21, 2020.
Andy Cohen Real Estate Portfolio
Andy made his first real estate transaction in 2003 when he paid an undisclosed amount for a unit at 2 Horatio Street in the West Village. Over time, he acquired three additional units in the same building, which he was able to merge into a single contiguous spread.
The West Village apartment is now estimated to be worth $6-8 million. Andy paid $5.4 million in March 2019 for a half-acre oceanfront (125 feet of ocean frontage) land in the Hamptons town of Amagansett. The asking price for the property had been $6 million and had risen to $7.3 million at one point.
Andy Cohen’s Salary and Net Worth
Andy Cohen is a $50 million-plus television executive and celebrity from the United States. Andy works for Bravo as a television executive, blogger, and media host.