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When I was a 21-year-old intern at CBS, I was told I had crossed eyes and shouldn’t try to be on air. That’s when I decided I was going to be behind the scenes.
Andy Cohen

Like when I host a party. I hope my guests get along. But if not, how interesting!
Andy Cohen

I started working at Bravo in 2005, when I was offered a job by Lauren Zalaznick, the network’s chairman. She encouraged me to start a blog. I wrote behind-the-scenes gossip about ‘Battle of the Network Reality Stars,’ the first show I took on as head of current programming.
Andy Cohen

I would like a boyfriend. I’m a very happy person and it is the final, final piece of the puzzle. I’m looking for that shout-it-out-from-the-mountaintops, fall-in-love person.
Andy Cohen

If you look at the people who make up the Bravo landscape from Jeff Lewis to Rachel Zoe and Padma Lakshmi and Tabatha Coffey and the ‘Millionaire Matchmaker,’ these are very strong personalities that people love to watch and that you… don’t see anywhere else.
Andy Cohen

The thing that’s fun about the ‘Housewives’ is talking to your friends about it.
Andy Cohen

You know, ‘Project Runway’ was a really special show, and we had a great five seasons with it. We loved that show, and we loved the stories that it brought to Bravo and the creativity. And it was a magic five seasons.
Andy Cohen

I will be the 43-year-old guy in the jumpsuit. In my estimation and my image of myself is that I am 23 and can get away with it. If I didn’t have the show, I would be in one right now. It would be denim, but I love a terry.
Andy Cohen

I work out at Will Space four times a week. It’s a private training gym. It’s owned by my trainer, Will Torres. I just came from there, actually. I turned Mark Consuelos onto Will, so he goes there too. Today we boxed. It’s every kind of cross-training you can do.
Andy Cohen

I always wanted to be an anchorman, but after college I wound up working behind the scenes at CBS News for 10 years.
Andy Cohen

I am so proud of ‘Top Chef’ – I think it’s got great cred.
Andy Cohen

I love Jimmy Fallon; he’s always a great time.
Andy Cohen

Jenny McCarthy was the one I thought could turn me straight. I thought that if I could just get my shot with her, it could happen.
Andy Cohen

I’d like to think, that were he alive today, Warhol would be painting the Housewives.
Andy Cohen

Fame does different things to different people. For some people it makes them a better person.
Andy Cohen

Sometimes I get frustrated in traffic. I typically start going deep with my cab driver and Twitter feed – simultaneously – to take my mind off the gridlock. I enjoy live-tweeting my cab rides.
Andy Cohen

I read the ‘Times’ and ‘Post,’ but I have nothing against the ‘Daily News.’ I also fish around the Internet for entertainment news but find most of what I read to be untrue or partially true.
Andy Cohen

I always knew I wanted to be in front of the camera. But even after 10 years behind the scenes at CBS News producing live segments, celebrity profiles, and breaking news, I still hadn’t been given the chance to be on TV.
Andy Cohen

I’ve been gay since the day I was born.
Andy Cohen

In the case of ‘The Housewives,’ I call the ‘Housewives’ sociology of the rich. I think it’s just fun to watch. It’s guilt-free gossiping that you can have. It’s like the modern-day soap opera, in my mind.
Andy Cohen

You know, we’ve got so much on Bravo and coming up on Bravo, and I think we have so much more going on than ‘The Real Housewives.’ And I think ‘The Real Housewives’ is a great, you know, great addition to the portfolio. I think it brings a lot of viewers under our umbrella. And I think they stay and sample other shows.
Andy Cohen

Dinner ‘conversation’ at the Cohens’ meant my sister, mom, and I relaying in brutal detail the day’s events in a state of amplified hysteria, while my father listened to his own smooth jazz station in his head.
Andy Cohen

I’m an NRA-certified Expert Rifleman.
Andy Cohen

I’ve been nominated for 12 Emmys, and we won – for ‘Top Chef’ – the only time I didn’t go.
Andy Cohen

I’m a lifetime St. Louis Cardinals fan.
Andy Cohen

Amy Sedaris makes me laugh harder than anybody.
Andy Cohen

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