Christiane Amanpour Biography

Christiane Amanpour

Quick Facts About Christiane Amanpour

Celebrated Name Christiane Amanpour
Age 63 Years
Nick Name Christiane Amanpour
Birth Name Christiane Maria Heideh Amanpour
Birth Date 1958-01-12
Gender Female
Profession Journalist
Nationality British
Ethnicity Mixed
Marital Status Divorced
Husband James Rubin
Place Of Birth London, England
Net Worth 18000000
Height 5.7
Working For CNN
Horoscope Capricorn
Father Mohammad Amanpour
Mother Patricia Anne Amanpour
Siblings 3
Children 1
Son Darius John Rubin
Sexual Orientation Straight
Salary $5 million
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Education University of Rhode Island
Body Measurement 36-25-39 inches
Career Start 1983
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Christiane Amanpour is a British-Iranian journalist and television anchor who is well-known around the world for her bravery in covering numerous wars from some of the most dangerous places and hosting various shows on news channels like ABC, PBS, and CNN. For her work, she won numerous honorary degrees and accolades, including Peabody Awards and an Edward R. Murrow Award.

After starting her career as an entry-level desk assistant at CNN, Amanpour's coverage of the Persian Gulf War in 1990 gained her widespread attention, as well as elevating CNN's news coverage to new heights. In 1983, Christiane Amanpour began her journalism career at CNN. She was assigned to cover numerous wars and revolutions as a correspondent. Her first significant assignment was to cover the Iran-Iraq war, which was followed by a report on the downfall of communism in Europe. 

Her other notable works included coverage of the Eastern European democratic movements, the Persian Gulf War, and the Bosnian war.

She is active in social media sites with over 778K followers on Facebook as Christiane Amanpour, over 162K follows on Instagram as @camanpour, and over 3M followers on Twitter as @camanpour.

What is Christiane Amanpour famous for?

  • Famous as Chief International Anchor for CNN.
  • Famous for hosting CNN International's nightly interview show Amanpour and PBS's Amanpour & Company.
  • Famous as an anchor in This Week for ABC News.
  • Known as writer and actress for Zoolander 2 (2016), Iron Man 2 (2010), and Trash (2014).

Where is Christiane Amanpour from?

Christiane Amanpour was born on 12 January 1958 in Ealing, Middlesex, England. Her birth name is Christiane Maria Heideh Amanpour. Her nationality is British. Amanpour belongs to mixed ethnicity and her zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Born as the eldest of four daughters to her English mother Patricia Anne Amanpour and her Iranian father Mohammad Amanpour, she lived in Tehran, Iran with her sisters until her late teens/the early twenties. As a child, she grew up in an affluent environment. 

When she was 11 years old, her parents sent her to Holy Cross Convent, an all-girls school in Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire in England. She relocated to New Hall, England's oldest girls' Catholic school when she was sixteen years old. After the Islamic Revolution occurred in January 1979, her family was forced to flee the country, losing everything they had in Iran. This experience helped Christiane decide on Journalism as a career to pursue.

Later Amanpour went to the University of Rhode Island to get a degree in journalism where she also got the chance to work in the news department at WBRU-FM in Providence, Rhode Island. She also worked as an electronics graphics designer for NCB affiliate WJAR in Providence. Amanpour earned a B.A. in journalism from the institution summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1983.

Christian Amanpour honors

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Christiane Amanpour's Career Highlights

  • Christiane Amanpour worked as an entry-level desk assistant at CNN on the foreign desk in 1983
  • Her first challenging task as a correspondent was to cover the Iran-Iraq war.
  • In 1986, she covered a report on the fall of European communism for which she was transferred to Eastern Europe.
  • In 1989, she covered the democratic revolutions that have swept Eastern Europe.
  • By 1990 her incredible work helped her rose through the rank in the company, eventually becoming a correspondent for CNN's New York bureau.
  • Her big hit as a journalist was when she reported about the Persian Gulf War, earning her worldwide attention.
  • It was followed up by her report from the Bosnian War and other conflict zones.
  • Amanpour was recognized as CNN's chief international correspondent (1992- 2010).
  • She hosted CNN International's daily interview show Amanpour (2009-2010).
  • From 1996 until 2005, Amanpour occasionally reported to the CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes.
  • After leaving CNN in 2010, she became the host of ABC News This Week. She, however, left the post as an anchor due to its low ratings in December 2011.
  • In 2012, Amanpour started anchoring a show on CNN International while continuing to work as a global affairs anchor at ABC News.
  • In 2017, her show Amanpour began its air on PBS as the replacement for the Charlie Rose show. 
  • In 2018, she anchored the show Amanpour and the company.
  • Christiane Amanpour appeared as herself in the movies and series: Gilmore Girls, Iron Man 2, and Pink Panther 2.

Christiane Amanpour Awards 

  • Livingston Award for Young Journalists 1993
  • George Polk Award for Television Reporting 1993
  • George Foster Peabody Personal Award 1993
  • Woman of the Year, New York Chapter of "Women in Cable" 1994
  • Courage in Journalism Award, International Women's Media Foundation 1994
  • George Polk Award for Television Reporting 1996
  • Nymphe d'Honneur at the Monte Carlo Television Festival 1997
  • George Foster Peabody Personal Award for International Reporting 1998
  • Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement 2000
  • 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 2002
  • International Emmy, International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 2005
  • Honorary citizen, city of Sarajevo 2006
  • Paul White Award, Radio Television Digital News Association 2007
  • Persian Woman of the Year 2007
  • Celebrating Women Award from The New York Women's Foundation 2008
  • TV Personality of the Year by Association for International Broadcasting 2015

Christian Amanpour family

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Who is Christiane Amanpour Husband?

Christiane Amanpour was married to James Rubin. During the Clinton administration, James was a former US Assistant Secretary of State and spokesman for the US State Department, as well as an informal adviser to former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama.

They have a son Darius John Rubin born in 2000. The couple however divorced in 2018. 

Amanpour was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, which she successfully removed through surgery and is now undergoing chemotherapy for several months.

What is Christiane Amanpour Net Worth?

Amanpour's commitment to her work has gained her admiration from people all across the world. She is not only intelligent but is also brave enough to speak in front of a crowd without fear. She makes most of her fortune from her shows and news coverages.

Christian Amanpour has a net worth of 18 million dollars. Her salary at CNN is estimated to be $5 million annually.

What are Christian Amanpour's body measurements?

Even at the age of 63, Amanpour has maintained a fit and healthy body. She is around 5 feet 7 inches tall and her body weighs about 65 kgs. She has a physically well-kept body with figure stats of 36-25-39 inches. She has a brunette complexion with black hair and black eye color.

Did You Know?

  • Christiane Amanpour appeared as herself in the movies and series: Gilmore Girls, Iron Man 2, and Pink Panther 2.
  • Amanpour was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, which she successfully removed through surgery and is now undergoing chemotherapy for several months.