Christiane Amanpour Biography


Christiane Amanpour

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Birth Name: Christiane Amanpour
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Birth Country: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Birth Sign: capricorn
Age:   59 Years
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English and Iranian journalist and television host, Christiane Amanpour is currently the Chief International Correspondent and host of several CNN shows. She is also popular for hosting the show, Amanpour. Born as Christiane Amanpour in London, England, United Kingdom to Mohammad Amanpour and Patricia Amanpour, Christiane spend most of her childhood days in Tehran and she also received her primary education there. She is British and is of Iranian and English descent.

On 8th of August 1998, Christiane got married to James Rubin.  James Rubin is a former US Assistant Secretary of State. As a loving spouse they welcomed their first child together in 2000.

Christiane gained her Bachelor's of Arts degree in journalism from the university summa cum laude in 1983. She then joined CNN as an entry-level desk assistant and her early works was covering the news of Iran-Iraq War. With the process of time, she also reported fall of European communism and the democratic revolutions sweeping Eastern Europe. After being in CNN for almost about three decades, she ABC News on 18th of March 2010 and then she began anchoring the show, This Week. Her net worth is said to be around $12.5 million.

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Born in London, England

1958 12th of December

Born as Christiane Amanpour in London, England, United Kingdom to Mohammad Amanpour and Patricia Amanpour, Christiane spend most of her childhood days in Tehran and she also received her primary education there. She is British and is of Iranian and English descent.

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Joined boarding school in England

1969

Though she was born in London, England, she grew up in Tehran and she also received most of her elementary education there. But when she was eleven years old, she moved to England and joined Holy Cross Convent.

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Graduated from university summa cum laude

1983

After moving to England at the age of 11, she joined Holy Cross Convent and then she was transferred to   New Hall School. After her high school graduation, she joined University of Rhode Island and she graduated from university summa cum laude with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in journalism.

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Joined CNN

1983

While she was attending her higher education, she also worked at WBRU-FM on a part time job. But soon after graduating from university summa cum laude in 1983, she joined CNN as an entry-level desk assistant.

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Reported on the fall of European communism

1986

Her early assignment was covering the news of Iran-Iraq War. With the process of time, in 1986 she reported fall of European communism and then in 1989 she also covered the news of the democratic revolutions sweeping Eastern Europe. 

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Reported Bosnian War

1992 2nd of December

During the Bosnian War, she was given the main role to cover all the news about the war and the condition of the Bosnian people. She then began reporting from Kiseljak. She reported "While people in Sarajevo are dying from starvation, the Serbs are living [in Kiseljak] in plenty", however, she was later criticized to spreading the misinformation.

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Won George Polk Award

1993

She has been honored with several prestigious awards since the beginning of her career. In 1992, she was honored with the Livingston Award for being the Young Journalists and the following year, she was crowned with the George Polk Award. 

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Married to James Rubin

1998 8th of December

On 8th of August 1998, Christiane got married to James Rubin.  James Rubin is a former US Assistant Secretary of State. As a loving spouse they welcomed their first child together in 2000. These days, she is living in London with her family.

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First child, Darius John Rubin

2000 27th of December

She became mother for the first time in her life and that was in 2000. She and her husband, James Rubin welcomed their first child together on 27th of March and that time it was a son and they named him Darius John Rubin. 

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Won Edward R Murrow Award

2002

In 2002, she also received other major awards in her life and that was Edward R. Murrow Award. She was honored with this award for her contribution in the in Broadcast Journalism. Same year, she was also honored with the Goldsmith Career Award.

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Was honored by Persian Woman of the Year

2007

Till now, she has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and she has also been honored with them. In 2007, she was honored with several honors and awards and some of them were Persian Woman of the Year and Queen's Birthday Honors.

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Joined ABC News

2010 18th of December

After being in CNN for almost about three decades, she ABC News on 18th of March 2010 and then she began anchoring the show, This Week. Since she began hosting that show, the popularity of the show reached its lowest point.

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Rejoined CNN

2011 14th of December

The popularity she gained from being the news anchor and host of several CNN News show, she began losing all of the after she joined ABC News and then on 13th of December 2011, she revealed that she will be leaving ABC News for CNN.

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