Christiane Amanpour is CNN’s chief international correspondent and anchor of the network’s award-winning, flagship global affairs program “Amanpour”. She is based in the network’s London bureau.
Beginning in 1983 as an entry-level assistant on the international assignment desk at CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta, Amanpour rose through the organization becoming a reporter at the New York bureau, and later, the network’s leading international correspondent.
In addition to her work as an anchor and reporter, Amanpour is an active rights campaigner. A board member of the International Women’s Media Foundation, and other press freedom organizations, recently named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for the press, she has used her profile to raise awareness of key global issues.
Amanpour has earned every major television journalism award including ten News and Documentary Emmy Awards, four Peabody Awards, two George Polk Awards, three duPont-Columbia Awards and the Courage in Journalism Award. She has received nine honorary degrees, and has been named a CBE and was this year inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame.
Amanpour graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, and she is also an Honorary Citizen of Sarajevo, for her coverage of the Bosnia war in the 1990’s.
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