CNN’s Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour is one of broadcast journalism’s most familiar personalities, acclaimed mostly for her coverage of armed conflict and disaster. Christiane Amanpour was born in 1958 to an Iranian airline personage and a British mother in London; she had since grown up in Tehran. After moving back to England and studying in Catholic schools, she pursued journalism at the University of Rhode Island in the US, from which she graduated summa cum laude in 1983. September of that year, CNN hired her to become an assistant with the international news desk, and six years later, reassigned her to Frankfurt, Germany where she covered the rapid dissolution of communism around Europe. She is most known for her coverage of the first Persian Gulf War in 1990. Her name reached even greater levels of recognition when she reported on the Balkan Wars from 1992 onwards.
Winner of nine Emmy Awards, Christiane Amanpour was designated a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 2007. She has appeared in documentaries Where Have All the Parents Gone?, In the Footsteps of Bin Laden, The War Within, and most recently, Scream Bloody Murder.
CNN’s official biography page for Christian Amanpour, the network’s top war correspondent.
The Guardian interviews Christiane Amanpour in anticipation of her new documentary, Scream Bloody Murder, which premiered December 6, 2008.
The PBS series Reporting America at War puts Christiane Amanpour alongside history’s most famous war reporters, such as Richard Harding Davis and Peter Arnett.
CNN reporter Christiane Amanpour alleges that the Bush administration and Fox News created an atmosphere of intimidation against CNN.
Time Europe recognizes Christiane Amanpour’s heroic achievements.
Christiane Amanpour wrote an essay timed for her then-upcoming documentary Scream Bloody Murder. The film discusses the failure of developed countries to intervene in genocide throughout history.
This page contains a transcript of Christiane Amanpour’s keynote speech during the Edward Murrow Awards ceremony in September 2000.
Christiane Amanpour is listed as one of 100 Most Powerful Women In The World.