By Heidi Glaus
KSDK -- "So let's talk about Betty White first, they don't want cue cards," Andy Cohen explains.
"Any news from Kelly Ripa today?" Cohen asks someone.
Fifteen minutes with this Clayton High School graduate and you realize his life isn't exactly like the rest of ours.
"Matthew Broderick is going to teach me how to throw the first pitch because he's done it before," Cohen says.
He's not gloating, it's just what life is like when you're the man in charge of programming at Bravo.
"My life is about stacks of DVDs," Cohen points out.
Not to mention, he has his own Thursday night talk show. The good news is, he hasn't forgotten where he came from.
Look around his New York office in Rockefeller Center and among all of those DVD's you'll also see several Barbie Dolls, a Bedazzler and oh yeah, a couple of Cardinals pennants.
"I come here and my office is like a dorm room and I joke with the people I work with and we're talking about TV and we're talking about TV shows that I love," Cohen points out.
You see, he's the man behind the ridiculously popular The Real Housewives, Top Chef, Millionaire Matchmaker and basically everything else on Bravo.
"I'm lucky, I'm very lucky," Cohen says.
And he grew up in Clayton.
"I feel so grateful that I was educated in the Clayton School District, I think it has to be one of the best in the country," Cohen adds.
He is smart, witty and he knows what he's looking for when it comes to reality stars.
"We look for people who don't want to be a reality star. When people come to us and say I'm an entertaining character, I'm like you're actually not," Cohen says.
He spends most of his time watching shows and making notes.
"Do they make sense, is the music good, is it sharp, what is the structure like, do blanks need to be filled in for stories to make sense," Cohen explains.
And as you can see he loves every minute of it. Let's face it, what's not to love?