Christiane Amanpour Biography
Christiane Maria Heideh Amanpour is a British-Iranian journalist and television host. Amanpour is CNN’s chief international correspondent and anchor of a nightly foreign affairs program on CNN International, starting in April 2012.
In addition, she is the global affairs anchor for ABC News, providing international analysis of important issues of the day for ABC News programs. She is also the host of Amanpour & Company on PBS. Previously, she worked as an anchor for the ABC News program This Week, which was based in New York.
Christiane Amanpour Age and Birthday
Christiane is 65 years old as of 2023. She was born on 12 January 1958 in Ealing, Middlesex, England. Christiane celebrates her birthday on 12 January every year.
Christiane Amanpour Height and Weight
Amanpour stands at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches (1.71m) tall. She has a weight of 65 kilograms. She also has black hair and a waist of 25 inches.
Christiane Amanpour Family, Parents, and Siblings
Christiane was born in the West London suburb of Ealing, the daughter of Mohammad Taghi and Patricia Anne Amanpour. Her father was Iranian, from Tehran. Amanpour was raised in Tehran until the age of 11. Her father was Shi’ite Muslim and her mother was Roman Catholic.
Christiane Amanpour Husband
Amanpour was married to American James Rubin, a former US Assistant Secretary of State and spokesman for the US State Department during the Clinton administration and an informal adviser to former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and to former President Barack Obama. Their son, Darius John Rubin, was born in 2000. In July 2018, Amanpour and Rubin announced they were divorcing. In June 2021, Amanpour announced that she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, had “major successful surgery to remove it”, and would undergo several months of chemotherapy.
Christiane Amanpour Education
Christiane went to a boarding school in England at an age of 11. She attended Holy Cross Convent, an all-girls school in Chalfont Saint Peter, Buckinghamshire, and then, at the age of 16, she attended New Hall School, a Roman Catholic school in Chelmsford, Essex. After graduating from high school, Amanpour attended the University of Rhode Island, graduating with a degree in journalism in 1983.
Christiane Amanpour Career
Amanpour started to earn early while she was in college. She first worked in the news department at WBRU-FM in Providence, Rhode Island. She also worked for NBC affiliate WJAR in Providence as an electronic graphics designer. In 1983, she was hired by CNN on the foreign desk in Atlanta, Georgia, as an entry-level desk assistant. Amanpour was given her first major assignment covering the Iran–Iraq War, which led to her being transferred in 1986 to Eastern Europe to report on the fall of European communism.
In 1989, she was assigned to work in Frankfurt am Main, West Germany, where she reported on the democratic revolutions sweeping Eastern Europe at the time. Through this position, she was able to move up in the company and by 1990 served as a correspondent for CNN’s New York bureau. While continuing to report from the field as CNN’s chief international correspondent, Amanpour occasionally contributed (1996–2005) to the CBS newsmagazine program 60 Minutes. For CNN she produced a series of programs that delved deeper into an issue than was possible on a nightly news show.
Some of her documentaries include Where Have All the Parents Gone? , which focused on Kenyan children who had been orphaned because of AIDS; In the Footsteps of bin Laden, and The War Within, a report on Islamic unrest in the United Kingdom. From 2009 to 2010 Amanpour hosted the CNN interview series, Amanpour.
In 2010 Amanpour left CNN to join the news division at ABC, and she became the host of ABC’s political affairs show This Week later that year. She stepped down from the program, however, she resumed her role at CNN while continuing at ABC as its global affairs anchor. Amanpour returned in 2012 on the CNN International channel, and in 2017 it also began airing on the Public Broadcasting Service as Amanpour on PBS.
Christiane Amanpour’s Net worth and Salary
Christiane has an annual salary of $ 5 million. Which she acquired in her career as a reporter at CNN News. She also has an estimated net worth of around $ 16 million dollars.
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