Christiane Amanpour Biography and Wiki
Christiane Amanpour is among the USA’s top celebrated journalists. She serves as a British-Iranian journalist. Currently, she is the acting Chief International Anchor For the CNN media group. She hosts two shows, CNN International show Amanpour and Amanpour & company show on PBS.
Christiane Amanpour Age
Born in 1958, Christian Amanpour celebrates her birthday on 12th January of every year. She is currently 62 years as of 2020.
Christiane Amanpour Height and Weight
She is 5.8 feet tall and weighs approximately 62kg.
Christiane Amanpour Nationality
She is an American citizen. Her father was from Iran, and her mother is of English descent.
Christiane Amanpour Parents and Siblings
She was born and raised in Tehran until she was about 11 years by her two parents Mohammad Taghi and Patricia Anne Amanpour.
Her parents were both Muslims and Christians. She comes from a family of six. Amanpour is the oldest of her siblings.
Christiane Amanpour Education Background
In her early childhood, Christiane Amanpour completed her education in Iran until about 11 years of age.
In her teenage hood, her parents sent her to a boarding school in Britain named Holy Cross Covenant. When she was about 16 years, she relocated to New Hall School.
After completing high school, Amanpour joined the University of Rhode Island in the USA, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism.
Christiane Amanpour Husband and Children
Amanpour was married for about ten years to a man named Jamie Rubin, who served as a high state official during the Obamas era. Together with him, they were blessed with a son named Darius John Rubin.
Her son is 20 years of age as of 2020. Her family did not settle in one place as they moved and relocated to various cities and states both in Britain and the United States.
The couple recently came out to say that they are getting a divorce.
Christiane Amanpour Career
She began her career at a young age as a student at the University of Rhode Island where she worked in the news department at WBRU-FM. She also worked at WJAR as an electronic graphics designer.
After completing her degree program, she started her journalism career working at CNN as an entry-level assistant.
Her rise as top CNN news anchor was mainly propagated through the missions she was assigned to cover in the Iran-Iraq war. After serving in these positions, she was later promoted to serve as a correspondent for CNN’s New York bureau.
In her career, Amanpour has covered many stories in the world’s war hotspot.
For about 12 years, she worked as CNN’s chief international correspondent and the host of Amanpour.
After working for CNN for about 12 years, she decided to leave and join ABC News, where she was set to anchor A show titled “This Week.”
In 2011 Amanpour made a grand return to CNN in a mutual-party agreement between CNN and ABC. The two media houses agreed that she would be hosting shows for both the media houses.
She is well known to speak her ideologies out without any hesitation, and this has in the recent past put her career in line.
Since the year 2018, she has been a host in PBS, hosting the Amanpour and company daily show.
Christiane Amanpour Affiliations
1.The Council of Foreign Relation.
2.Committee to Protect Journalist.
3.Center for Public Integrity.
4.International Women’s Media Foundation.
5.Institute for War and Peace Reporting.
She is also UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador since 2015.
Christiane Amanpour Awards
She is an impeccable person; this is noticeable with the numerous awards she has received for her work.
1.In 1993, she got the Livingston Award, The George Polk Award, and George Foster Peabody Personal Award.
2.In 1994, she received the Courage Journalism Award.
3.In 1995, she got the Honorary Doctor of Laws degree.
4.In 1996, she received another George Polk Award.
5. In 1997 she received The Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.
6.In 1998, she got George Foster Peabody Personal Award.
7.In 2002, she got two awards including, the Edward R. Murrow Award Goldsmith Career Award for her impeccable work in journalism.
8.in 2006, she got the Honorary citizen and Honorary Doctorate for the impact she has on journalism.
9.In 2007, she got the Paul White Award and Persian Woman of the Year.
10.In 2008, she got the Fourth Estate Award and Celebrating Women Award.
11.In 2011, she got the Walter Cronkite Award.
12.In 2019, she got the John Peter and Anna Catherine Zenger Award.
13.She received eleven Emmy Awards.
14.Forbes declared her to be one of the top 100 most powerful women.
Christiane Amanpour Salary and Net Worth
She receives an annual salary of about 2.5 million. Her primary sources of income is believed to be mainly out of her career and personal business. She currently stands at a net worth of about $13 million USA Dollars.
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