Cooper Manning is an American talk show host and businessman known for hosting The Manning Hour on Fox Sports, as well as being the Director of Investor Relations for AJ Capital Partners. He is the eldest son of Archie Manning, and the brother of Super Bowl champions Peyton and Eli Manning.
As a teenager, Manning played on his high school football team as a wide receiver alongside his brother, Peyton. After committing to attend Ole Miss, Manning was diagnosed with spinal stenosis, which spelled the end of his football career. Peyton would later adopt his brother’s jersey number in honor of his brother when he began his career in the NFL.
After graduating Ole Miss, Manning became partner at Scotia Howard Weil, an energy investment company which hosts an annual energy conference to attract high-profile investors, public and private energy companies, private equity firms, and other commercial lenders. Manning returned to the world of sports during Super Bowl XLVII to host a segment on The Dan Patrick Show, called “Manning on the Street.” In 2015, he also joined the broadcast team of Fox NFL Kickoff.
Manning became a member of AJ Capital Partners’ executive team in 2016, as Principal and Senior Managing Director of Investor Relations. The Chicago-based private real estate company is focused on building hotels and resorts, including its own brand, Graduate Hotels. Manning has been involved in restorations and developments of both new and existing properties, such as the Chicago Athletic Association, Soho House Chicago, Thompson Chicago, and Hotel Lincoln. Manning is a sought after public speaker, and is regularly booked for corporate events.