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  • CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute is the award-winning annual television special created by CNN to honor individuals who make extraordinary contributions to humanitarian aid and make a real difference in their communities. Hosted by Anderson Cooper, it launched in 2007 and continues now, with the tribute show aired at the end of the year. CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute is the culmination of the year-round CNN Heroes campaign, airing across the worldwide networks of CNN including: CNN, CNN International, CNN en Espanol, HLN, and CNNHeroes.com. New heroes are introduced weekly on air and online. The Top 10 are selected and introduced every Fall and voting begins online at CNNHeroes.com for the CNN Hero of the Year. All 10 are honored on CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, each receiving $50,000 with the CNN Hero of the Year receiving an additional $250,000 to continue their amazing work. The Top 10 CNN Heroes are all introduced by celebrities who are active in charity work, and their spirit is celebrated via musical performances and special segments. In 2012, CNN Heroes was a recipient of a Peabody Award at the George Foster Peabody Awards for the 2011 campaign and show.

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