Christiane Amanpour Biography
Christiane Amanpour( born Christiane Maria Heideh Amanpour) is a British-Iranian journalist and television host. an award-winning American journalist and television broadcaster who presently works for CNN as the Chief International Anchor and host of Amanpour, CNN International’s weekly interview show. She is also the host of the PBS show Amanpour & Company.
Christiane Amanpour CNN | Wikipedia
Amanpour is the chief international anchor of CNN’s award-winning flagship global affairs program “Amanpour,” which is also broadcast on PBS in the US. She works out of the network’s London office.
Christiane Amanpour Career
Christiane Amanpour began her career as an NBC affiliate in Rhode Island before joining CNN in September 1983 as an entry-level assistant on the international news desk. She quickly moved to the New York City bureau and then to Frankfurt as a reporter when a position became available. Her move to Frankfurt played a great role in shaping her career. She reported on the democratic revolutions sweeping across Europe and soon became the go-to reporter for CNN. She began covering the Gulf War in 1990 and quickly became a recognized figure, covering everything from the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait through the US coalition’s victory. Her hard work and tenacity were quickly recognized, and she was invited to cover other nations.
She also covered the Iraqi Kurdish uprising. She traveled to Bosnia and Herzegovina to chronicle the violence in 1992. She was promoted to CNN’s chief international correspondent as a result of her daring and bravery. Her tour to Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as her coverage of the country, she considers to be the pinnacle of her career. Amanpour continued to report from the field in various countries between 1992 and 2010, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Israel, Pakistan, Somalia, and Rwanda. She was successful in obtaining exclusive interviews with world leaders.
From 1996 until 2005, she was invited by Don Hewitt to provide four or five in-depth international news stories per year as a special contributor. Her reporting not only helped her to become more successful, but it also helped her to win more prizes. After the 9/11 attacks, she was the first correspondent to interview Tony Blair, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, and Afghan President Hamid Karzai. ‘Colonel’ Muammar Gadhafi, Libya’s former leader, was interviewed by her during the Arab Spring. She was also the final journalist to speak with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
Interviews with President Nicolas Maduro, President Dilma Rousseff, Constantine II of Greece, Ameera al-Taweel, Tom Hanks, and Meryl Streep are among her other coverage and exclusives. Her most difficult interview was with Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir. ‘Where Have All the Parents Gone?’ (2006), a documentary about Kenyan children orphaned by AIDS, is one of her many award-winning documentaries. ‘In the Footsteps of Bin Laden’ (2006) and ‘The War Within’ (2006) are two documentaries about bin Laden (2007).
Amanpour revealed in March 2010 that she will be joining ABC News and leaving CNN after 27 years on the network. She was the host of ABC’s ‘This Week.’ When she was the anchor, however, the show’s ratings plummeted. In December 2011, she stated that she would resign from her position and return to CNN International. She does, however, continue to work for ABC News as a correspondent. She continues to be a part of both networks. She is an ABC News global affairs anchor and CNN International’s chief correspondent. Her show, ‘Amanpour,’ was resurrected in 2012. It was first shown between 2009 and 2010. The programme is CNN International’s main global affairs interview program, in which current-events issues are discussed.
Christiane Amanpour Age
How old is Christiane? Amanpour is 64 years old as of 2022. She was born on 12 January 1958 in London, United Kingdom. She celebrates her birthday on the 12th of January every year.
Christiane Amanpour Education
Amanpour earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Rhode Island, summa cum laude.
Christiane Amanpour Nationality | Ethnicity
What ethnicity is Kim? he belongs to the white ethnicity/heritage. She was born and raised in Ealing, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom and she holds Britain nationality and citizenship by birth.
Christiane Amanpour Height
Amanpour stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches(1.71 m).
Christiane Amanpour Family | Parents
Amanpour was born in the West London suburb of Ealing, to Mohammad Taghi and Patricia Anne Amanpour. Her father is from Iranian, and Tehran. Amanpour was raised in Tehran until age 11. Her father was Shi’ite Muslim and her mother was Catholic.
Christiane Amanpour Wife | Married
Christiane is happily married to the Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, since 1998 James Phillip Rubin. The couple met in 1997 in Bosnia while on an assignment and he was traveling with the Secretary of State. They have an amazing son, Darius John Rubin, and currently reside in London. She was previously dating Luc Delahaye, a combat photographer, and Paul Marchand, a radio journalist.
Christiane Amanpour Salary
How much does she earn? Amanpour earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $110,500.
Christiane Amanpour Net Worth
Amanpour has an estimated net worth of $1 Million $ 5 Million which she has earned through being a Chief International Anchor and TV host.
Christiane Amanpour Book
- The Unfinished Revolution: Voices from the Global Fight for Women’s Rights.
Christiane Amanpour Health | Cancer
Amanpour disclosed in June 2021 that she had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and had undergone “major successful surgery to remove it,” as well as many months of treatment.
Christiane Amanpour Awards
Every major television journalism prize has gone to Amanpour, including eleven Emmy Awards for News and Documentary, four Peabody Awards, two George Polk Awards, three DuPont-Columbia Awards, and the Courage in Journalism Award. She has nine honorary degrees, was granted a CBE, and was inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame this year. She is a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Press Freedom and Journalist Safety and an honorary citizen of Sarajevo.