Co-hosted by CNN's Anderson Cooper and ABC's Kelly Ripa, CNN Heroes will reveal the 2021 CNN Hero of the Year.
It will also celebrate 15 years of this extraordinary Peabody and Emmy Award-winning campaign that has recognized more than 350 heroes helping over 55 million people in all 50 US states and more than 110 countries around the world and has inspired millions to volunteer to make their world a better place.
CNN Heroes will be aired on Saturday, December 25, at 19:00 on CNN (Ch110).
It can also be viewed on phone, laptop and tablet via MS Medianet App.
During the 15th Annual CNN Heroes All-Star Tribute, CNN will also honor two extraordinary young people making a difference in their communities.
2021 YOUNG WONDERS:
Jordan Mittler (New York, NY): This 17-year-old realized there were senior citizens needing help acclimating to the world of technology. So, at 12, he decided to find and teach those who wanted to learn. That was the start of Mittler Senior Technology.
Chelsea Phaire (Danbury, CT): On her 10th birthday, Chelsea asked her family and friends to give her art supplies to donate instead of presents. Her vision was to help children cope by expressing their feelings through art. That was the start of this 12-year-old’s nonprofit Chelsea’s Charity.
Academy Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated musician Jon Batiste (“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”), Emmy Award-winning actress Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), actress and singer Lynda Carter (“Wonder Woman” and song “Human and Divine”), Grammy and Tony Award-nominated singer Josh Groban, Emmy Award-nominated actor Christopher Meloni (“Law and Order: Organized Crime”), Emmy Award-winning actress Niecy Nash (“Claws”), actress and comedian Ego Nwodim (“Saturday Night Live”), Screen Actors Guild Award-nominated actress Ming-Na Wen (“The Book of Boba Fett”), actress and singer Rachel Zegler (“West Side Story”) are among the celebrity presenters who will commemorate the 15th Annual CNN Heroes All-Star Tribute.
Grammy Award nominated singer Aloe Blacc will perform a special song in honor of this year’s Top 10 heroes.