Christiane Amanpour is CNN's host of the nightly global affairs program “AMANPOUR” on CNN International, CNN Chief International Correspondent, and Global Affairs Anchor for ABC News.
Her illustrious career in journalism spans three decades. Amanpour has reported from every major world news event and hotspot, including Iraq, Afghanistan, North Korea, the Palestinian territories, Iran, Sudan, Israel, Pakistan, Somalia, Rwanda, the Balkans, Egypt, Libya, throughout Europe and the United States.
She has interviewed most of the world’s top leaders, including Iranian Presidents Mohammad Khatami and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Presidents of Afghanistan and Sudan, Prime Ministers and Presidents of Israel and Presidents of the Palestinian Authority, as well as Moammar Gadhafi and Hosni Mubarak during the Arab Spring.
Amanpour has earned every major television journalism award including an inaugural Television Academy Honor, nine News and Documentary Emmy® Awards, four George Foster Peabody Awards, two George Polk Awards, three duPont-Columbia Awards, the Courage in Journalism Award, an Edward R. Murrow award, and a Giants of Broadcasting honor from the Library of American Broadcasting. She is a member of the board of directors for the Committee to Protect Journalists and a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE), a citation bestowed by Queen Elizabeth II in 2007 for services to journalism.
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