Anderson Cooper’s Interactive Family Tree

Descended from a long line of powerful New York business tycoons, Anderson Cooper’s maternal Vanderbilt line is no stranger to the public eye. In Episode 3: Our American Storytellers, the Finding Your Roots team focused on Anderson’s lesser known heritage — that of his father, Wyatt Emory Cooper, who passed away when Anderson was just a child.

Roll over each branch of Anderson Cooper’s interactive family tree to view images from the series and learn more about the award-winning journalist’s fascinating genealogical journey.

Note: the family tree is best viewed on a computer.