Christiane Amanpour

Christiane Amanpour Headshot

Journalist • Host • Anchor

Birth Date: January 12, 1958

Age: 66 years old

Birth Place: Ealing, Middlesex, England

Controversial and outspoken, CNN's very visible international correspondent Christiane Amanpour paved the way for women around the world to be seen as serious reporters of world events. Along the way she won numerous Emmy Awards, as well as a Peabody Award and other distinguished citations. Whether broadcasting from the midst of war-torn Bosnia or interviewing Yassar Arafat during the siege of his compound, she always found a way to be in the thick of it. Amanpour's many years as a globetrotting commentator on the state of the world earned her both a reputation for asking the tough questions and for speaking out on uncomfortable truths. Born in London, England in 1958, her family soon returned to her father's native Tehran. Her early school years were spent in Iran, where she soon became fluent in Farsi as well as English. Her family's close ties to England led to her education in English boarding schools. When her family fled Iran at the time of the Islamic Revolution she continued her English education, completing her schooling in the U.S. at the University of Rhode Island. Here she first struck up a friendship with John F. Kennedy Jr., one of many she was to have with political and influential public figures in the years to come. Amanpour began her long career with CNN in 1983 when she was hired as an entry-level assistant for the network's international assignment desk in Atlanta. By 1990 she had worked her way up to correspondent in their New York Bureau, where she became the bureau's international correspondent. Her initial assignment, reporting from the Gulf War, was a good indication that this was one woman who would not shirk from reporting in the midst of the most perilous situations. Speaking from just about every hot spot in world news, Amanpour reported in a variety of locations from Afghanistan and Iran to North Korea and Rwanda. In 2010 she briefly left CNN to anchor the prestigious news desk for ABC News's ″This Week″(ABC 2003- ). She returned to CNN a year later but maintained her relationship with ABC as the global affairs anchor for ABC News. In 2012 Amanpour began to host her own nightly foreign affairs television show for CNN, ″Amanpour″ (CNN 2012- ). She was also involved in several television documentaries including ″Iconclasts″ (2005), ″The Journalist and the Jihadi: The Murder of Daniel Pearl″ (2006), ″Iran and the West″ (2009) and ″State of Control″ (2014). In 2015, Amanpour was given the TV Personality of the Year award by the Assocation for International Journalism.

Credits

The Amanpour Hour

Host
News
2023

Frontlines of Journalism

Guest
Show
2023

Frontlines of Journalism

Self
Show
2023

The Coronation of King Charles III

Host
Show
2023

The Coronation of King Charles III

Host
Show
2023

The Daily Show

Guest
Show
2023

Entrevista CNN Internacional al presidente Boric

Host
Show
2022

Live Event: France Decides 2022

Host
Show
2022

Common Ground With Jane Whitney

Guest
Show
2021

Americast

Guest
Show
2020

Trump-Kim Vietnam Summit

Host
Show
2019

Today 3rd Hour

Guest
Show
2018

Amanpour and Company

Host
News
2018

Vida Dupla: Um Espião Dentro da Al Qaeda

Host
Show
2018

Christiane Amanpour: Sex & Love Around the WorldStream

Host
Reality
2018

Amanpour on PBS

Host
Series
2017

Access Live

Guest
Show
2017

The NinetiesStream

Self
Docuseries
2017

Amanpour Evergreen

Host
Show
2016

The Investigators With Diana Swain

Guest
Show
2016

ChelseaStream

Guest
Talk
2016
41%

State of Control

Actor
Movie
2016

I Am JFK Jr.Stream

Actor
Herself
Movie
2016

I Am JFK Jr.Stream

Self
Movie
2016

CNN 30: Three Decades That Changed Our World

Host
Show
2015

The Daily Show with Trevor NoahStream

Guest
Talk
2015

The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

Guest
Talk
2015

UK 2015: Election Debate

Anchor
Show
2015

StarTalkStream

Guest
Docuseries
2015

Nobel 2014

Host
Show
2014

Makers

Narrator
Show
2014

CNN Town Hall: Hillary Clinton's Hard Choices

Guest
Show
2014

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

Guest
Talk
2014

The Bravest Girl in the World

Host
Show
2013

The Farewell to Pope Benedict XVI

Correspondent
Show
2013

Back to the Beginning With Christiane Amanpour

Host
Show
2012

Finding Your RootsStream

Guest
Reality
2012

Piers Morgan Tonight

Guest
Show
2011

The Gayle King Show

Guest
Show
2011

This Week With Christiane Amanpour

Host
Show
2010

Amanpour

Host
Show
2009

Amanpour Reports: Generation Islam

Host
Show
2009

Dateline Davos: Obama's World

Host
Show
2009

Skavlan

Guest
Show
2009

Amanpour Reports

Host
Show
2008

CNN: Special Investigations Unit

Correspondent
Show
2007

The Colbert Report

Guest
Talk
2005

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

Guest
Talk
2005

Padre Pio: The Path to Sainthood

Host
Show
2002

In Pursuit of Peace

Host
Show
2001

Breaking the News

Actor
Show
2001

Live With Regis and Kelly

Guest
Show
2001

Gilmore GirlsStream

Guest Star
Herself
Series
2000

The Daily Show With Jon StewartStream

Guest
Talk
1999

CNN Presents

Anchor
Show
1993

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

Guest
Talk
1992

Charlie RoseStream

Guest
Talk
1991

The SimpsonsStream

Guest Voice
Self
Series
1989
85%

Nightline

Anchor
News
1980

Good Morning America

Correspondent
News
1975

Good Morning America

Guest
News
1975

News aboutChristiane Amanpour