CNN’s Christiane Amanpour

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on March 17, 2002

What's the nationality and educational and employment background of Christiane Amanpour, the CNN correspondent. She seems to be emerging as the top foreign correspondent.

—Betsey B., Tennessee


The highly regarded reporter has been at the top of her profession for the last decade. Amanpour's work has included reports on the breakup of the Soviet Union, the upheaval in the former Yugoslavia, and the crisis in Rwanda. She's won numerous awards for her reporting, including the prestigious Peabody Award. Amanpour, 43, was born in London to an Iranian father and British mother. She lived in Tehran, Iran, for a number of years before the revolution, leaving at age 20 to attend the University of Rhode Island. The journalism student graduated summa cum laude. In 1998, Amanpour married James Rubin. They live in London with their son, Darius John.