One of the renowned journalist Christiane Amanpour has been working in CNN for 3 decades and recently she is a part of ABC news. Christiane spent her childhood in Iran and UK because she had an Iranian father and a British mother. But, to study, she moved to America to attend the University of Rhode Island.
After her graduation, she was hired by CNN from the university summa cum laude and has not looked back since then. From her work, she has an astonishing net worth of $12.5 million.There more to Christiane Amanpour than all those awards can say about her, now let's get to her career.
Starting her career in CNN's headquarters in Atlanta, as an entry-level assistant on the international assignment desk, Christiane made her way to a reporter at the New York bureau then to the leading international correspondent.
Christiane Amanpour working
Because of Amanpour's reporting from conflict hotspots in the Gulf and the Balkans, CNN became must-see TV for world leaders. Amanpour documented the violence of the American-led invasion and marked Iraq's history. along with that she also reported from the courtroom where Saddam Hussein had his trial which was concluded after giving him a death sentence.
“That’s not what Islam is all about,” President Bush said, standing in a mosque days after 9/11. “Islam is peace.” https://t.co/qACgnMnQES— Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) February 2, 2017
Christiane also exposed about the Bosnian War and also called out for human rights abuses, massacres, and genocide committed against the Bosnian Moslems.
Here is the Instagram pic of Christiane with Dalai Lama.
Christiane has been crowned with many awards which are not a surprise to us since she has given 30 years of her life to journalism. Now, let's see her awards bellow.
Christiane Amanpour receiving an award
|1992||Livingston Award for Young Journalists|
|1993||George Polk Award for Television Reporting|
|1993||George Foster Peabody Personal Award|
|1994||Woman of the Year, New York Chapter of "Women in Cable"|
|1994||Courage in Journalism Award, International Women's Media Foundation|
|1996||George Polk Award for Television Reporting|
|1997||Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree, Emory University|
|1997||Nymphe d'Honneur at the Monte Carlo Television Festival|
|1998||George Foster Peabody Personal Award for International Reporting|
|2002||Edward R. Murrow Award for Distinguished Achievement in Broadcast Journalism|
|2002||Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism, at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government|
|2005||International Emmy, International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences|
|2006||Honorary citizen, city of Sarajevo|
|2006||Honorary doctorate degree from the University of Michigan for her contributions to journalism|
|2007||Paul White Award, Radio Television Digital News Association|
|2007||CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours|
|2007||Persian Woman of the Year|
|2008||The Fourth Estate Award (National Press Club)|
|2008||Celebrating Women Award from The New York Women's Foundation|
|2010||Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences|
|2010||Honorary doctorate of humane letters degree, Northwestern University|
|2010||Honorary doctorate from Georgia State University for her contributions to journalism|
|2011||Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism from Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication|
|2012||Honorary doctorate of humane letters, Amherst College|
|2012||Honorary doctorate of humane letters, University of Southern California|
CNN's Christiane Amanpour received the Burton Benjamin Memorial Award for her work in the cause of press freedom at the International Press Freedom Awards.
Director on the board of the Committee to Protect Journalists
Fellow, Society of Professional Journalists
Eleven Emmy news/documentary awards
Major role in two DuPont awards given to CNN
Major role in a Golden CableACE award given to CNN
Honorary board member of the Daniel Pearl Foundation
Sigma Delta Chi Award (SDX) for her reports from Goma, Zaire
Forbes named her one of "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women"
POP Award, by "Cable Positive"