Christiane Amanpour

Journalist and television host Christiane Amanpour is of British and Iranian descent. In addition to hosting shows on ABC, PBS, and CNN, Christiane Amanpour is renowned throughout the world for her courage in covering numerous wars from some of the most hazardous regions on earth.

For her achievements, Christiane Amanpour was given numerous honorary degrees and accolades, including the Peabody Award and the Edward R. Murrow Award.

Quick facts 

Full Name: Christiane Amanpour
Born Date: 12 Jan, 1958
Age: 65 years
Horoscope: Capricorn
Lucky Number: 9
Lucky Stone: Topaz
Lucky Color: Brown
Best Match for Marriage: Scorpio, Virgo, Taurus
Gender: Female
Profession: British-Iranian journalist and television anchor
Country: England
Height: 5 feet 7 inches (1.70m)
Marital Status: divorce
Net Worth $18 million
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Body Size 36-25-39
Birth Place Ealing, Middlesex
Nationality British
Father Mohammad Amanpour
Mother Patricia Anne Amanpour
Siblings Three
Kids one
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Christiane Amanpour, who is currently 65 years old, was born on January 12, 1958, in Ealing, Middlesex, England. Her real name is Christiane Maria Heideh Amanpour. The United Kingdom is where she was born. Amanpour, who has mixed ancestry, was given the Capricorn birth sign.

She was the oldest of four girls born to her Iranian father Mohammad Amanpour and English mother Patricia Anne Amanpour, and she resided in Tehran, Iran, with her sisters until she was in her late teens or early twenties. Growing up, she lived in a privileged family.

Academic Qualification

When she was 11 years old, her parents enrolled her in Holy Cross Convent, an all-girls school in Chalfont St. Peter, Buckinghamshire, England. She transferred to New Hall, the oldest girls’ Catholic school in England, when she was sixteen years old.

Similarly, her family lost everything when they were compelled to leave Iran in January 1979 due to the Islamic Revolution. This encounter affected her choice to pursue a career in journalism.

She later attended the University of Rhode Island to obtain a degree in journalism, where she also had the chance to work in the news department of Providence, Rhode Island’s WBRU-FM.

She also worked as an electronics graphics designer for WJAR, an NCB affiliate in Providence. Amanpour received a B.A. in journalism from the university in 1983 and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude.

Height & Weight

Even at the age of 63, Christiane Amanpour has maintained a physically strong and robust body. She weighs about 65 kg and is about 5 feet 7 inches tall. Her dimensions of 36-25-39 inches indicate that her physical condition is good. She has brown skin, black hair, and dark eyes.

Relationship Status

She was married to James Rubin. During the Clinton administration, James worked as the State Department’s spokesperson, a former assistant secretary of state for the US, and an informal adviser to both former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama.

Their son, Darius John Rubin, was born in the year 2000. The couple did, however, split in 2018. She was identified as having ovarian cancer, which was surgically removed, and is presently receiving lengthy chemotherapy.

Professional life

Christiane Amanpour started working for CNN in 1983 as a desk assistant on the foreign desk. Her first challenging task as a correspondent was to report on the fighting between Iran and Iraq. In 1986, she was sent to Eastern Europe to cover a story on the fall of European communism. She provided coverage of the 1989 democratic revolutions throughout Eastern Europe.

Christiane Amanpour at studio (Source: Instagram)

By 1990, she had climbed the corporate ladder as a result of her exceptional performance, and she worked as a journalist for CNN’s New York office.

Similar to this, she got her big break as a journalist when she reported on the Persian Gulf War, which helped her become well-known around the world. That was followed by her report from the Bosnian War and other combat areas. Amanpour, the head of CNN’s international coverage, received recognition (1992- 2010).

She was the host of the daily interview program Amanpour on CNN International (2009-2010). Amanpour routinely contributes to the CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes from 1996 until 2005.

Likewise, after leaving CNN in 2010, she took over as host of ABC News This Week. However, due to poor ratings, she did resign her job as an anchor in December 2011. Amanpour started hosting a program on CNN International in 2012 while continuing to work as a foreign affairs anchor for ABC News.

In 2017, her program Amanpour made its PBS premiere in place of Charlie Rose’s program. In 2018, she served as the program’s host for Amanpour and Company. She also played the lead role in the movies and TV shows Pink Panther 2, Iron Man 2, and Gilmore Girls.

Net worth 2023

She has received acclaim for her commitment to her profession from individuals all across the world. She is brave enough to speak in front of a crowd in addition to being intelligent. The majority of her income also comes from her television appearances and news appearances.

She is thought to be worth $18 million. Her yearly salary at CNN is said to be $5 million.

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The Livingston Award for Young Journalists in 1993, the George Polk Award for Television Reporting in 1993, the George Foster Peabody Personal Award in 1993, the Woman of the Year Award from the New York Chapter of “Women in Cable” in 1994, the Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation in 1994, and the George Polk Award for

Television Reporting in 1996 are just a few of the honors she has received. She also received the Nymphe d’Honneur at the 1997 Monte Carlo Television Festival, the George Foster Peabody Personal Award for International Reporting in 1998, the Golden Plate Award from the American

Academy of Achievement in 2000, the Edward R. Murrow Award for Distinguished Achievement in Broadcast Journalism in 2002, and the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government in 2002.

She also received honorary citizenship from the city of Sarajevo in 2006, a Paul White Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association in 2007, the Persian Woman of the Year Award in 2007, the Celebrating Women Award from The New York Women’s Foundation in 2008, and TV Personality of the Year from the Association for International Broadcasting in 2015.

Social Media

She similarly participates in social media, particularly Facebook and Instagram. On Facebook, she has amassed more than 820k fans with the handle @camanpour. Under the pseudonym @camanpour, she has even racked up more than 249k followers on Instagram.

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