CNN's Brian Stelter broke the news on Sunday, November 23. He told his audience on "Reliable Sources", "Some high-profile news anchors have met Wilson. They've talked with him one-on-one in secret locations entirely off the record - all in the hopes of landing his very first television interview." He added, "My sense from my sources is that it's mostly the anchors doing the talking in these off-the-record meetings, it's mostly Darren Wilson listening and getting to know the person."
Cooper has confirmed that the meeting had taken place. "For the record, I met briefly with Darren Wilson a few days ago to see if he wanted to do an interview with me. That's standard procedure," he tweeted. He also wrote, "I'd also like to intv the grand jury. There is no conspiracy here. Reporters want to intv people and sometimes you have to meet them first." He said in another post, "Darren Wilson chose not to do an interview with me."