Christiane Amanpour biography
SynopsisBorn on January 12, 1958, in London, England, Christiane Amanpour is considered one of todays leading news correspondents. First gaining notice for her 1985 report on Iran, which won the DuPont Award, Amanpour has won nine Emmy Awards and countless other honors for her work, including a Peabody Award. She is CNNs chief international correspondent and has worked for 60 Minutes since 1998.
Television news reporter, journalist. Born on January 12, 1958, in London, England. Considered one of today's leading news correspondents, Christiane Amanpour has covered many of the world's most dangerous conflicts and devastating events. The daughter of an English mother and Iranian father, she spent time in Iran while growing up. As a college student, Amanpour studied journalism.
After receiving a bachelor's degree from the University of Rhode Island, Christiane Amanpour went to work behind the cameras as an electronic graphics designer at WJAR-TV in Providence. Remaining in Providence, Amanpour went on air as a radio reporter and producer for WBRU in 1981.
Christiane Amanpour went to work for CNN, the cable news channel, in 1983. She first gained notice for her 1985 report on Iran, which won the DuPont Award. But it was her coverage of the Bosnian crisis in the late 1980s and early 1990s that helped make her the internationally recognized correspondent she is today. The world also tuned in to watch her reports during the first war with Iraq.
Along with her coverage of key international events, Christiane Amanpour has interviewed many of the world's top leaders, including Britain's prime minister Tony Blair and France's former prime minister Jacques Chirac. She also obtained the first interview with King Abdullah of Jordan.
During her distinguished career, Christiane Amanpour has won nine Emmy Awards and countless other honors for her work. Besides her role as CNN's chief international correspondent, she has worked for CBS News on their award-winning program 60 Minutes as a reporter since 1998. Her work for the news magazine garnered her two Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award. In March 2010, after 27 years, Amanpour announced her departure from CNN to ABC News where she is currently the anchor of This Week.
Christiane Amanpour has been married to James Rubin since 1998; the couple has a son named Darius.