November 7th, 2013

Celebrity Lineup Announced for 2013 CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute


CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute airs Sunday, Dec. 1 at 8pm EST
Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan, Allison Williams, Jason Biggs, Jeffrey Wright, Jim Gaffigan, Josh Lucas,  Ne-Yo, with Musical Performances By Daughtry and Sara Bareilles

Anderson Cooper Hosts From The American Museum Of Natural History In New York

LIVE with Kelly and Michael hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, star of HBO’s Girls Allison Williams, star of Orange Is The New Black Jason Biggs, and Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor Jeffrey Wright join CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, hosted by Anderson Cooper airing Sunday December 1 at 8pm, ET.

This year’s celebrity presenters also include comedian Jim Gaffigan, actor Josh Lucas, and three-time Grammy Award-winning musician Ne-Yo. Grammy-nominated Daughtry and Grammy-nominated Sara Bareilles will be the musical guests. Sure to be two powerful performances, Daughtry will perform a medley of his hit “Home” and of his brand-new single “Waiting for Superman” in honor of American troops returning home. Sara Bareilles will perform her inspiring hit single “Brave.” Adding some laughs to the evening, comedian Jim Gaffigan will perform a short stand-up set.

Each celebrity presenter will join a 2013 CNN Top 10 Hero on stage, sharing their inspirational story. During the celebration, which takes place at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, the 2013 CNN Hero of the Year will be announced.

Now in its seventh year, the Peabody Award-winning CNN Heroes tribute show has received more than 50,000 nominations from more than 100 countries and profiled over 200 everyday heroes doing extraordinary work. Voters can log on to to cast votes for any of their favorite Top 10 Heroes to be named Hero of the Year, with voting occurring once a day, every day until November 17 at 11:59pm, PT.

Stories and photo galleries of the Top 10 Heroes can be found at

On social media, visit the CNN Heroes page on Facebook, follow @CNNHeroes on Twitter, and use the hashtag #CNNHeroes. Additionally, behind-the-scenes CNN Heroes images can be viewed on CNN Heroes’ Instagram account. GetGlue users can “check-in” weekly to CNN Heroes for exclusive limited-edition CNN Heroes stickers.

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Meghan McPartland  



April Andrews