Christiane Amanpour life and biography

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Christiane Amanpour biography

Date of birth : 1958-01-12
Date of death : -
Birthplace : London,England
Nationality : British
Category : Famous Figures
Last modified : 2010-10-05
Credited as : TV personality, ABS anchor, CNN chief international correspondent

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Christiane Amanpour born January 12, 1958 is anchor of ABC News's This Week and formerly chief international correspondent at CNN, where she worked for 27 years.
Amanpour is a Board Member at the IWMF (International Women's Media Foundation).

Recognized and respected around the world for her achievements as an international reporter, Christiane Amanpour has had the courage and skill to bring the world the news from multiple war zones, natural disasters, and historical events in the past two decades. Born in London in 1958, but raised in Tehran, Amanpour had the benefit of experiencing an international perspective from a young age. For college, the aspiring journalist moved to the United States to attend University of Rhode Island, during which time she earned an internship at a local news station in Providence, where she began to hone her skills. Upon graduation, the talented young Amanpour was offered a position with CNN as an assistant on foreign news and affairs. With CNN, which was a new station at the time, Amanpour grew to international recognition for her reporting in Germany, Kuwait, and, most famously, Bosnia. Her candor in reporting the tragedy, terror, and impact of such events changed the way international reporting is done, and made Amanpour one of the most famous women, and sought-after journalists, of our time. Her exclusive interviews with some of the world's most powerful leaders, including presidents of multiple countries in the Middle East and Africa, have offered an international audience the opportunity to understand the politics, conflicts, and cultures of the different peoples on every continent. Her journalistic style has earned Amanpour nine Emmy Awards, an Edward R. Murrow Award, and the title of Commander of the Order of the British Empire, among other prestigious distinctions. As a woman, a reporter, and a citizen of the world, Christiane Amanpour's contributions to journalism and to the candid coverage of international news for the past two decades remain virtually unmatched.

Awards and recognition

* 1992, Livingston Award for Young Journalists
* 1993, George Polk Award for Television Reporting, 1996).
* 1993, George Foster Peabody awards
* 1994, Woman of the Year, New York Chapter of "Women in Cable"
* 1994, Courage in Journalism Award, International Women's Media Foundation
* 1996, George Polk Award for Television Reporting
* 1997, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree, Emory University
* 1997, Nymphe d’Honneur at the Monte Carlo Television Festival
* 1998, George Foster Peabody awards
* 2002, 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
* 2005, International Emmy, International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
* 2006, Honorary citizen, city of Sarajevo
* 2006, Honorary doctorate degree from the University of Michigan for her contributions to journalism
* 2007, CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours
* 2007, Persian Woman of the Year
* 2008 The Fourth Estate Award (National Press Club)
* Director on the board of the Committee to Protect Journalists
* Fellow, Society of Professional Journalists
* Nine Emmy news/documentary awards
* Major role in two DuPont awards given to CNN
* Major role in a Golden CableACE award given to CNN
* Honorary Board Member of the Daniel Pearl Foundation
* Sigma Chi Award (SDX) for her reports from Goma, Zaire
* Forbes magazine named her one of "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women"
* WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival Gold Award
* POP Award, by "Cable Positive"
* 2010, Honorary doctorate of humane letters degree, Northwestern University
* 2010, Honorary doctorate from Georgia State University for her contributions to journalism
* 2010, Honorary member of the graduating class of 2010 of Harvard College

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