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Christiane Amanpour Biography

Christiane Amanpour
  • Age: 60 years old
  • Birth Nation: United Kingdom
  • Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
  • Name: Christiane Amanpour
  • Father: Mohammad Amanpour
  • Mother: Patricia Amanpour
  • Nationality: British
  • Birth Place/City: London
  • Ethnicity: White Ethnicity
  • Profession: Iranian Journalist
  • Working For: CNN
  • 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
  • Education: University of Rhode Island
  • Awards: Peabody Award, more
  • Online Presence: Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia
  • TV Show: This Week
  • Siblings: Lizzy Amanpour
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A British Iranian Journalist and television host Christiane Amanpour works as a Chief International Correspondent for CNN. She also hosts a nightly interview program called Amanpour for CNN International. She is also a Global Affairs Anchor for ABC News. She is active in this field since 1983. She has been one of the very experienced female journalists and inspiration to the newbies. Chirstiane Amanpour holds a legacy in journalism. She has a huge dignity and popularity in this arena. She has the high net worth of US $ 12.5 million and enjoys the salary of USS $2 Million.

Born in the year 1958 January 12 at London, England, Christiane was born to an Iranian father Mahmoud Amanpour and British mother Patricia. She was raised in Tehran, thus, she is fluent in English and Persian. She had completed her most of the elementary education in Iran.  She has three sisters and she is the eldest in the four. Later her family moved to England when she was 11 during the Islamic Revolution in Iran and then she went to a boarding school in England. She has also attended Holy Cross Convent, which is an all-girls school located in Chalfont St. Peter, Buckinghamshire. When she was 16, she went to New Hall School in Chelmsford, Essex. The family wanted to return to Iran but due to the circumstances in Iran, they settled in Britain.

After her graduation, Christiane moved to United States to study journalism. She got admission at the University of Rhode Island. During the time, she had worked for the WBRU-FM in Providence, Rhode Island in the news department. She also worked for the WJAR in Providence which is affiliated with NBC as an electronic graphics designer. In 1983, she got graduated from the University Summa cum laude with a Bachelors degree in journalism. After completing her graduation, she was hired by CNN on the foreign desk on their news station based in Atlanta as an entry level desk assistant. Her first major assignment as a correspondent was covering Iran-Iraq war. She was transferred to Eastern Europe on the fall of European communism in the year 1986. She was again relocated to CNN’s station in Frankfurt, Germany in 1989 where she reported on the democratic revolutions. Her experience and performance helped her to level up in the company making her way to CNN’s New York bureau in the year 1990.

There is a lot of her works which highlights her career. Christiane has covered several of the war stories which helped her earn the reputation of being fearless and brave journalists. From 1992 to 2010, she served in the CNN as a chief international correspondent as well as anchor where she reported on many major issues from world’s hotspots including Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel, Pakistan, Somalia, etc. She has also covered the news for Hurricane Katrina. Besides, she has also interviewed the very dignified personalities of the world like British Prime Minister Tony Blair, French President Jacques Chirac, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, American Actress Angelina Jolie, Hillary Clinton, Yasser Arafat, etc. This proves her ability and her dignity in the media journalism. It is not an easy task to interview such delegates like you do with a normal man. You have to watch out your every word and have to have an in depth study. In March 2010, she joined with ABC News as an anchor for the show This Week. After a brief while with ABC News, she returned to CNN in 2011 December 14 and is working for CNN at present.

 Talking about Christiane’s personal life, she is a married woman. She is married to a former spokesman for the US State Department during the Clinton administration and US Assistant Secretary of State named James Rubin. He is currently working as an informal adviser to former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and President of the Unites States of America Barack Obama. She got married with James, a Jewish, in 1998. She has a son from her husband James born in the year 2000 March. They have named him as Darius John Rubin. The family had come to New York City in 2010 and again moved back to in London, England in 2013 as her husband Rubin announced it because to work on several projects. Amanpour is the niece in-law of General Nader Jahanbani and Khosrow who was maried to Princess Shahnaz Pahlavi.

Christiane Amanpaour has appeared in several of the screen and media programs. She has appeared as herself in the Gilmore Girls. She has been the inspiration to an aspiring journalist Rory Gilmore in the series. She has also appeared in Harper’s Bazaar magazine, movies like Iron Man 2 and Pink Panther 2. She has also given her voice in the animated series called Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey as Enheduanna in the episode called “The Immortals.”

Chiristiane Amanpour has reached the age of 56 years and stands the height of 5 feet and seven and half inches tall. She has English nationality and belongs to Middle Eastern ethnicity. Christiane is a Christian in religion. She believes in Roman Catholic. She is said to have done plastic surgery in her face, a face uplift to look young for her age as she has to appear on screen.  Because of her work, she has nine Emmy Awards and several other awards and honors. She has also been pulled to controversies and has faced many negative critics as well. Without being discouraged, she has dedicated her life in this field. She is indeed an inspiration to many of the new and young journalists. There has been a long queue of her fans. Christiane is active in her social sites Facebook and Twitter. She also owns her own personal website. More information on her can be found going through her biography located in different internet sites including Wikipedia. Her pictures and articles on her also can be found all over the internet.

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