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Christiane Amanpour Biography

Dibya Raj Adhikari Thu Nov, 2015
Christiane Amanpour

Facts of Christiane Amanpour

Date of Birth: 1958 , January-12
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Christiane Amanpour
Nationality British
Ethnicity White Ethnicity
Profession Iranian Journalist
Working For CNN
Online Presence Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia
Father Mohammad Amanpour
Mother Patricia Amanpour
Birth Place/City London
Religion Hindu
Net Worth $12.5 million
Eye Color Brown Dark
Hair Color Black
Face Color White
Famous for Journalist
Married Yes
Married to James Rubin
Children Darius John Rubin
Divorce Not Yet
Education University of Rhode Island
Awards Peabody Award, more
TV Show This Week
Siblings Lizzy Amanpour

Quick Timeline of Christiane Amanpour

1958 Born in London, England
1969 Joined boarding school in England
1983 Graduated from university summa cum laude
1983 Joined CNN
1986 Reported on the fall of European communism
1992 Reported Bosnian War
2010 Joined ABC News
2011 Rejoined CNN
1998 Married to James Rubin
2000 First child, Darius John Rubin
1993 Won George Polk Award
2002 Won Edward R Murrow Award
2007 Was honored by Persian Woman of the Year

Detail Timeline of Christiane Amanpour

January 12 , 1958

Born in London, England

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.

1969

Joined boarding school in England

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.

1983

Graduated from university summa cum laude

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.

1983

Joined CNN

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.

1986

Reported on the fall of European communism

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. 

December 2 , 1992

Reported Bosnian War

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.

May 18 , 2010

Joined ABC News

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.

December 14 , 2011

Rejoined CNN

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.

August 8 , 1998

Married to James Rubin

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.

March 27 , 2000

First child, Darius John Rubin

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. 

1993

Won George Polk Award

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. 

2002

Won Edward R Murrow Award

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.

2007

Was honored by Persian Woman of the Year

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.

Content

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.