Christiane Amanpour is a high profile journalist who has been in the field of journalism for over three decades and still counting. She is notable for her work with CNN in various capacities which include serving as an international reporter and programme anchor. She has also interviewed several high-profile personalities, politicians, and statesman.
As a journalist, Christiane has been seen covering news all around the world especially in the Middle East and she has been involved in in-depth talks as regarding the United States political issues. Know all about this media amazon’s bio, net worth, and family life as you read on.
Who is Christiane Amanpour?
Christiane is an English-Iranian television host, journalist cum media personality who currently works as an international correspondent for CNN. She was born with the full name Christiane Maria Heideh Amanpour on January 12th, 1958, in London, UK but grew up in Tehran, Iran with her sister Lizzy Amanpour. They were raised by their parents Mohammad Amanpour and Patricia Amanpour.
Her father is said to have come from a rich and influential Persian family in Tehran and happens to be a Muslim faithful while her mother, on the other hand, was a Brit who was born in Paris, France, and was also a Christian faithful.
Records show that Christiane had her early education in Iran and when she was eleven years old, she moved to London to continue her education in a girls school named Holy Cross Convent. Afterward, she studied at the New Hall School, owned by the Catholics in Essex then proceeded to the University of Rhode in the US where she earned a degree in Journalism.
Career – CNN & PBS
Upon graduation from the university, Christiane Amanpour was employed by the Cable News Network (CNN) in Atlanta, Georgia as a desk assistant. She soon became a reporter and her first significant task as a reporter was to cover the Iran-Iraq war and subsequently, she was transferred to the New York Bureau of CNN as an international reporter. She has also worked on other assignments like the Bosnian War, the Persian Gulf War and many other conflicts for which she was tagged ‘fearless’ as she carried out her assignments courageously.
Christiane Amanpour attained the status of Chief International Reporter in CNN and her self-named show titled Amanpour was launched. The show is an everyday interview talk show that ran from 2009 to 2010 when she announced that she will be leaving CNN to join American Broadcasting Cooperation (ABC) in 2010.
She became the host of ABC program This Week where she was opportune to interview Muammar Gaddafi and his sons in February 2011. However, she would later leave the station that same year to return to CNN and she resumed her eponymous show, Amanpour in 2012.
Aside from working with the CNN and ABS, Christiane also started working with the Public Broadcasting Station (PBS). She was appointed in 2018, to take over from Charlie Ross and on September of the same year and she became the host of the program Amanpour & Company that is still being aired on the station.
The veteran journalist has not only maintained a successful career so far but she also has a strong romantic and successful marital life as Christiane Amanpour is happily married to the journalist James Rubin – a one-time Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs in the Clinton Administration and also former Ambassador.
The pair are said to have known each other for a very long time but officially got engaged in 1998 and towards the end of that same year, Christiane Amanpour and James Rubin got married. The couple has only one child – a son named Darius John Robin who was born in 2000.
After enjoying 20 years of marital bliss, it has been officially released that Christiane and James are set to get a divorce. The divorce papers were filed sometime in July 2018 and the procedure for their separation is ongoing.
Details about her net worth show that the CNN international correspondent has amassed a very good sum for her self as a journalist and a television host with a net worth estimated to be around $12.5 million but the exact amount she is being paid as her salary is yet to be disclosed.