Christiane Amanpour Biography
Christiane Amanpour is an accomplished American journalist currently working at CNN as the chief international anchor of the network’s award-winning, flagship global affairs program “Amanpour,” which also airs on PBS in the United States. Additionally, she is based in the network’s London bureau.
Christiane Amanpour Age
How old is Amanpour? She is 64 years old as of 2023. She was born on 12 January 1958 in London, United Kingdom. Amanpour celebrates her birthday on the 12th of January every year.
Christiane Amanpour Education
Amanpour attended and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.
Christiane Amanpour Height|Weight
Amanpour stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs
Christiane Amanpour Family|Nationality
She is the daughter of Mahmoud Amanpour, an Iranian, and Patricia Hill, who is English. Amanpour is natively fluent in English and Persian and married to a Jewish American. She is an American, British, and Iranian.
Christiane Amanpour Wife
She was happily married to American James Rubin, a former US Assistant Secretary of State and spokesman for the US State Department. The duo tied the knot in 1998. They are blessed with a son Darius John Rubin, born in 2000. The duo divorced in 2018.
Christiane Amanpour Children
Amanpour and her husband James Rubin are blessed with a son Darius John Rubin, hence she has not disclosed information regarding her son.
Christiane Amanpour Career
In 1983, she began as an entry-level assistant on the international assignment desk at CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta, where she rose through the organization becoming a reporter at the New York bureau, and later, the network’s leading international correspondent.
Amanpour’s courageous approach made her popular with viewers and a force to be reckoned with by global influencers — in 1996, Newsweek said that her reporting from conflict hotspots in the Gulf and the Balkans had helped make CNN ‘must-see TV for world leaders.
She has documented the bloody violence which has marked Iraq’s recent history from the 1991 Gulf War, to the 2003 American-led invasion. In addition, she also reported exclusively from the courtroom at the trial of Saddam Hussein, where the former dictator, disheveled and in chains, was eventually sentenced to death for crimes against humanity in 2004.
During the siege of Sarajevo, she brought to light the brutality of the Bosnian War, reporting on the daily tragedy of life for civilians in the city. She was outspoken, calling out the human rights abuses, massacres, and genocide committed against the Bosnian Moslems, later saying “There are some situations one simply cannot be neutral about because when you are neutral you are an accomplice.” “Amanpour” was launched, and the primetime interview program has seen Amanpour speak to a raft of leaders and decision-makers on the issues affecting the world today in 2009.
Christiane Amanpour CNN
Amanpour has secured exclusive interviews with global power players while at CNN. During the September 11 attacks, she was the first international correspondent to interview British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf, and Afghan President Hamid Karzai. She conducted an Emmy-winning interview during the height of the Arab Spring, the last, with Libya’s former leader ‘Colonel’ Moammar Gadhafi, she was also the last journalist to interview Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak just before he was deposed.
In January 2014, in Syria, Amanpour also exclusively highlighted the news of a dossier of testimony and photographs alleged to show systematic torture of prisoners by government forces. From which a panel of war crimes experts attested to the veracity of the shocking allegations. Additionally, she was with this evidence that she later confronted Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev — challenging him to justify his government’s support for the Assad regime.
She has covered the aftermath of many humanitarian crises including the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the 2011 Japanese tsunami, and Hurricane Katrina, where she visited a community center that had been converted to a makeshift morgue for victims of the storm.
Christiane Amanpour active rights campaigner
In addition to her capacity, she is an active rights campaigner. A board member of the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Centre for Public Integrity, and the International Women’s Media Foundation, she has used her profile to raise awareness of key global issues and journalists’ rights. She has interviewed educational rights activist Malala Yousafzai for CNN on several occasions — bringing focus to her courage and international advocacy work. She used an appearance on BBC television to raise awareness of the plight of the 200 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram – asking British Prime Minister David Cameron to join the #BringBackOurGirls campaign in 2014.
Christiane Amanpour Awards
Amanpour has been awarded every major television journalism award including twelve News and Documentary Emmy Awards, four Peabody Awards, two George Polk Awards, three DuPont-Columbia Awards, and the Courage in Journalism Award. She has received nine honorary degrees, has been named a CBE, and was this year inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame.
She is an honorary citizen of Sarajevo and a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Freedom of the Press and the Safety of Journalists. Amanpour attended and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.
Christiane Amanpour Pbs
Peabody Award-winning journalist Amanpour, CNN’s chief international correspondent, hosts this half-hour weeknight interview program, with each episode focusing on a newsworthy topic and featuring guests, from global leaders to heads of state and cultural icons, who are comfortable challenging conventional wisdom.
Christiane Amanpour Salary|Net Worth
She has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which she earned from her broadcasting career.
Christiane Amanpour Social Media Platforms
Amanpour is very active on social media platforms and has over 3.1M followers on Twitter, 177k followers on Instagram, and over 836k followers on Facebook.