In his career, Anderson Cooper has reported on some of the biggest news stories in recent history. As an anchor for CNN, he's covered the 2004 tsunami damage in Sri Lanka, he was there to grill senators about their reactions to the government's handling of Hurricane Katrina, and he even took a blow to the head while covering violent protests in Egypt.

But this might just be his toughest story yet.

OK, so it's not, but it's arguably his most ridiculous. Seriously, Coop, spray-tanning with Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi? What happened? We get that this is for your talk show, but still, not to hate on Snooki but weren't you just interviewing presidental candidates a month ago? Have a look for yourselves, above.

[Via Us Magazine]