Quick FactsProfessionHost and Executive Producer of Watch What Happens: Live
Andy Cohen is Bravo's Executive Vice President of Development and Talent, a position he has held since November 2011. He is responsible for overseeing the network's current development slate, creating original content, developing innovative formats and identifying new talent. He also serves as executive producer on the Emmy and James Beard Award-winning Top Chef and The Real Housewives franchises.
In addition, Cohen is the host and executive producer of Watch What Happens: Live, Bravo's late-night, interactive talk show that features guests from some of Bravo's most popular series, as well as from the world of entertainment, politics, and pop culture. The series includes lively debates on everything from fashion, the latest on the fans' favorite Bravolebrities, and what celebrity is making headlines that week.
Past guests have included Sarah Jessica Parker, Tina Fey, Liam Neeson, Jerry Seinfeld, Jimmy Fallon, Patti LaBelle, Molly Shannon, Kristen Chenoweth, Tracey Ullman, Anderson Cooper, Ellen Barkin, Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos, Diane Von Furstenberg, Lance Bass, and several Bravolebrities. Cohen also hosts the network's highly rated reunion specials and writes "Andy's Blog," posted daily on BravoTV.com, where he covers pop culture, television, media and his daily life.
In June 2012 Cohen became a New York Times best-selling author with the release of his first book Most Talkative: Stories from the Frontlines of Pop Culture published by Henry Holt.
Cohen started at Bravo in 2005 as Senior Vice President of Original Programming & Development and was upped to Executive Vice President of Original Programming & Development in December 2010. Since then, he has overseen an aggressive slate of unscripted series and specials, including such hits as the Peabody Award-winning Project Runway, Emmy-winning Top Chef, Queer Eye, Work Out, Being Bobby Brown, Top Design, Make Me a Supermodel, Blow Out, Kathy Griffin My Life On the D List, The A List Awards, The Millionaire Matchmaker, Million Dollar Listing, The Rachel Zoe Project, Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, Bethenny Ever After, Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, Shahs of Sunset, Flipping Out, and The Real Housewives frachises.
Previously, Cohen was Vice President of Original Programming for TRIO (pop, culture, TV) beginning in July 2000. He was responsible for developing and supervising all of TRIO's original productions, including the critically acclaimed original documentaries Gay Republicans, Easy Riders/Raging Bulls, Brilliant, But Cancelled, and the original series Pilot Season, 24w/ and Parking Lot.
Cohen received an Emmy when season six of Top Chef won Outstanding Reality Competition Program at the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards and has been nominated for 12 additional Emmys as Executive Producer of Project Greenlight, Project Runway, Top Chef, and Queer Eye. In 2005, Cohen was awarded a Peabody Award for his role as executive producer of the TRIO documentary The N Word, and earned another in 2008 as an executive producer of Project Runway.
Cohen is a regular on Today and Morning Joe and has cohosted Live! with Kelly, The View and the 10:00am hour of Today. He has also been a guest on Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Cohen has appeared on the covers of several magazines including Parade, Entertainment Weekly, Hamptons, and The Advocate and has been profiled by The New York Times, Glamour Magazine, Vanity Fair, People, and Fortune magazine. In 2012 he was chosen as one of Broadcasting & Cable’s Digital All-Stars and in 2010, he was listed as one of TV Guide’s “25 Most Influential People in Television.”
Prior to working at TRIO, Cohen spent 10 years at CBS News as Senior Producer of The Early Show, overseeing the production of entertainment segments. Cohen also served as a producer for CBS News' 48 Hours and for CBS This Morning, where he produced live segments, celebrity profiles and covered breaking news including the Oklahoma City bombing, Hurricane Andrew, the California wildfires, and the crash of TWA Flight 800.
Born in St. Louis, Cohen is a graduate of Boston University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism. Cohen is currently on the board of directors for the charity Friends In Deed and currently resides in New York City.