High profile news anchor says he’s gay
A high profile television news anchor and correspondent, CNN’s Anderson Cooper confirmed publicly he is gay, telling an interviewer for a blog about his sexual orientation. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports on the reaction from a Gainesville leader in the gay community, as well as from the head of national journalists group.
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