Posted on May 26, 2022

‘Central Park Karen’ Birdwatcher Christian Cooper Lands New TV Series

Samantha Ibrahim, New York Post, May 19, 2022

Christian Cooper — the black man and avid bird-watcher at the center of the 2020 “Central Park Karen” fiasco — has scored a TV gig at National Geographic.

Cooper, 59, will host a series for the nature channel called “Extraordinary Birder.”

The lifelong bird enthusiast will take viewers “into the wild, wonderful and unpredictable world of birds,” according to National Geographic.


In 2020, a dog-walker named Amy Cooper (no relation) called the cops on Christian Cooper in Central Park while he was birdwatching, claiming he was “threatening” her.


The altercation concluded with Amy telling the National Audubon Society member that she was calling the cops “to tell them there’s an African-American man threatening my life.”

Amy was later charged with filing a false police report as well as a misdemeanor with a penalty of a year in jail.

In February 2021, the charges against her were dismissed after she completed therapy courses.