Christiane Amanpour Biography
(Journalist, Television Host and Chief International Anchor for CNN)
Birthday: January 12, 1958 (Capricorn)
Born In: London, England
Christiane Amanpour is a renowned British-Iranian journalist and a television host. She currently works for CNN as the chief international correspondent. She also hosts the program ‘Amanpour’ where she speaks to powerful leaders on issues of the world. She began her career as an entry-level assistant for CNN in Atlanta and soon climbed the ladder to become a reporter and later a correspondent. Her reportage during times of conflict in war-ridden nations made her immensely popular with the audiences. She has reported on the Gulf War, the trial of Saddam Hussein, and the siege of Sarajevo. She has also covered events and wars in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Iraq, Rwanda, and Saudi Arabia. Apart from this, she has reported on several humanitarian crises as well, including the earthquake in Haiti and Hurricane Katrina. She is the recipient of several journalism awards and is a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Freedom of the Press and the Safety of Journalists. She actively fights for the rights of the downtrodden and the innocent. She has been honored with a CBE by the Queen, named among the 100 most powerful women by Forbes, and has been included in the Cable Hall of Fame.