Christiane Amanpour

Christiane Amanpour

Christiane Amanpour (born January 12, 1958) is chief international correspondent for CNN. Based out of CNN's London bureau, Amanpour is one of the most recognized and highly distinguished international correspondents on American television. Her willingness to work in dangerous conflict zones has reportedly made her one of the more highly (if not the highest) paid field reporters in the world. She speaks English, Persian, and French fluently. Forbes magazine has named her one of The 100 Most Powerful Women.Shortly after her birth in London, her father, an Iranian airline executive, moved the family to Tehran, where the Amanpours led a privileged life. At age 11, she returned to England to attend first the Holy Cross Convent School in Buckinghamshire, England, and then the New Hall School, an exclusive Roman Catholic girls' school. Her family had to flee Iran after the Islamic Revolution of 1979. Christiane moved to the United States to study journalism at the University of Rhode Island. After graduation, she worked for NBC affiliate WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island.In 1983, she was hired by CNN. In 1989, she was posted to Frankfurt, West Germany, where she reported on the democratic revolutions sweeping Eastern Europe at the time. However, it was her coverage of the Persian Gulf War that followed Iraq's occupation of Kuwait in 1990 that made her famous. Thereafter, she reported from the Bosnian war and many other conflict zones. From 1996-2005, she contracted with CBS to file four to five in-depth, international news reports a year as a special contributor on that network's newsmagazine program, 60 Minutes.In 1998 she married James Rubin, who at the time was spokesman for the US State Department. A son, Darius John Rubin, was born in the year 2000.Her sister is Lizzy Amanpour, a producer for British television broadcaster Channel 4.Source: en.wikipedia.org
Because if we the storytellers don't do this, then the bad people will win.More Christiane Amanpour quotes [07/13/2011 07:07:42]
What Americans don't care much about is the piffle we put on TV these days, what they don't care about is boring, irrelevant, badly told stories, and what they really hate is the presumption that they're too stupid to know the difference.More Christiane Amanpour quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I believe America will always win the war. It's a superpower that no one can challenge. The real challenge is for the United States to win the peace.More Christiane Amanpour quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I wish that our news organizations would give a lot more attention and time and space to stories from around the world, because it couldn't be more important.More Christiane Amanpour quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But to be self-obsessed is simply not o.k. for the most important country in the world, the United States, which affects every other country in the world.More Christiane Amanpour quotes [07/13/2011 07:07:54]

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