December 7th, 2023

Edie Falco and Sterling K. Brown Join Star-Studded CNN Heroes Presenter Lineup


NEW YORK, NY – (December 6, 2023) – The Peabody and Emmy® Award-winning CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, which honors everyday people who are making extraordinary contributions to help improve the lives of others, returns on Sunday, December 10 at 8pm ET. Host Anderson Cooper will be joined by CNN Anchor and Chief Legal Analyst Laura Coates as co-host of the live show from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

Golden Globe® and Emmy® winners Edie Falco and Sterling K. Brown join a star-studded lineup of live presenters including Academy Award® nominee and Emmy® winner Amanda Seyfried, Golden Globe® winner Rachel Zegler, Emmy® winner and Golden Globe® winner Sharon Stone, Iman Vellani (The Marvels), Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Jeffrey Wright, Joe Manganiello (Deal or No Deal Island) and more.

Golden Globe® nominee Brooke Shields and Alexa Swinton (Maestro, And Just Like That…)  will present the 2023 CNN Heroes Young Wonders Awards recognizing two extraordinary young people making a difference in their communities. The 2023 CNN Heroes Young Wonders are:

  • Emily Bhatnagar: After her father was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, Emily Bhatnagar turned to her love of reading to find comfort and give back to others facing life-altering illnesses. In 2021, she startedFor Love and Buttercup and has since delivered more than 20,000 books to children in hospitals in the Washington, DC area.
  • Steven Hoffen: During a family trip to Israel in 2019, Steven Hoffen volunteered for a nonprofit led by Arab and Jewish women that promotes sustainable agriculture and social change through hydroponic farming. Inspired by their efforts, he startedGrowing Peace, and his organization has since installed 21 hydroponic garden towers in under-resourced communities in New York, helping to provide 31,000 servings of fresh produce for those in need.

For 17 years, CNN Heroes has been celebrating everyday people changing the world. This year, for the first time ever, the CNN Heroes Legacy Award will honor not-so-everyday people dedicated to a lifetime of service. The special recipient of this lifetime achievement award will be announced live during the global broadcast.

CNN Heroes is honored to have the commitment of brand partners including Humana, now in its thirteenth year of support, Novartis, SERVPRO and Citi.

CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute will broadcast live on CNN, CNN International, CNN en Español and CNN Max on Sunday, December 10. The show will stream live on CNN Max and for pay TV subscribers via and CNN OTT and mobile apps under “TV Channels,” or CNNgo where available beginning Monday, December 11. | #CNNHeroes


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