Christiane Amanpour Biography

    Published On Nov 26, 2015
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    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
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    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.

    Christiane Amanpour

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    Born in London, England

    1958

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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. 

    Reported Bosnian War

    1992

    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.

    Joined ABC News

    2010

    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.

    Rejoined CNN

    2011

    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.

    Married to James Rubin

    1998

    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.

    First child, Darius John Rubin

    2000

    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. 

    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. 

    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.

    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.