No, Anderson Cooper won’t be taking paternity leave

CNN primetime anchor Anderson Cooper won’t be taking a paternity leave, he revealed, despite the birth of his son, Wyatt, last Monday. Cooper will be co-parenting with his ex-boyfriend.

Citing the coronavirus and noting it is an “extraordinary” time to be working in TV, he said, per a PageSix report, “This is not some story, this is life and death. This is as serious as it gets. It’s more important than ever before that things be true and accurate. That’s one of the reasons why I’m not taking time off.”

During an appearance on CBS’ Late Show, Cooper explained, “Thankfully, I can do some work from home and stuff, but I feel like this is an extraordinary time to be in this business as a reporter and to be able to try to help inform people, give people facts. Right now, facts and science, to give people the truth, is the difference between life and death.”

Cooper also said he had hired friend Andy Cohen’s former nanny to help with Wyatt.

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