Andy Cohen is an Emmy Award-winning host, producer, and author best known as the host and executive producer of Watch What Happens Live, Bravo’s late-night, interactive talk show. The series is the only live show in late night, and features everyone from “Bravolebrities” to big names in pop culture, including Oprah Winfrey, Cher, Lady Gaga, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lopez, Will Ferrell, and Jimmy Fallon. In 2014, Details magazine called the show “compulsively engrossing,” while touting Cohen as “possibly the smartest man on TV.” GQ described WWHL as “the most primitively authentic thing on television,” and TV Guide thinks it’s late night’s “unlikeliest success story.”
Cohen also serves as executive producer of Bravo’s The Real Housewives franchise and hosts the network’s highly rated reunion specials. In November 2014, he became a New York Times best-selling author for a third time with the release of The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year, published by Henry Holt. Cohen achieved similar success with both the hardcover (2012) and paperback (2013) editions of his first book, Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture.
Cohen received an Emmy Award when season six of Top Chef won for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program at the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards. He has been nominated for 17 additional Emmys as executive producer of Project Greenlight, Project Runway, Top Chef, and Queer Eye. In 2005, Cohen received a Peabody Award for his role as executive producer of the documentary The N-Word, and another in 2008 for Project Runway.
Born in St. Louis, Cohen currently resides in New York City. He is a leader in the fight against AIDS and has been a dedicated friend to amfAR for many years, generously giving his time and talents in support of the Foundation’s fundraising events. Cohen also serves on the board of directors of Friends In Deed, a nonprofit organization that provides emotional and spiritual support for individuals diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses.