Welcome to Festival of Arts' فستیوال هنر Gallery of THE IRANIAN ACHIEVERS

Welcome to Festival of Arts' فستیوال هنر Gallery of THE IRANIAN ACHIEVERS

Christiane Amanpour, CBE ( i/krɪstʃiˈɑːn ɑːmənˈpʊər-/; Persian: born 12 January 1958) is a British-Iranian journalist and television host. Amanpour is the Chief International Correspondent for CNN and host of CNN International's nightly interview program Amanpour. Amanpour is also a Global Affairs Anchor of ABC News. Born in London, England, Amanpour was raised in Tehran. Her father is a Muslim from Iran; her mother is a Christian from England. After completing the larger part of her elementary education in Iran, she was sent by her parents to boarding school in England when she was 11. She attended Holy Cross Convent, an all-girls school located in Chalfont St. Peter, Buckinghamshire, and then, at age 16, New Hall School, in Chelmsford, Essex. Christiane and her family returned toEngland not long after the Islamic Revolution began. She has stressed that they were not forced to leave the country, but were actually returning to England when Iraq invaded Iran. The family eventually remained in England, finding it difficult to return to Iran. After her graduation from New Hall, Amanpour moved to the United States to studyjournalism at the University of Rhode Island. During her time there, she worked in the news department at WBRU-FM in Providence, Rhode Island. She also worked for NBC affiliateWJAR in Providence, Rhode Island, as an electronic graphics designer. In 1983, Amanpour graduated from the university summa cum laude with a B.A. degree in journalism Awards and recognition • 1992: Livingston Award for Young Journalists • 1993: George Polk Award for Television Reporting • 1993: George Foster Peabody awards • 1994: Woman of the Year, New York Chapter of "Women in Cable" • 1994: Courage in Journalism Award, International Women's Media Foundation • 1996: George Polk Award for Television Reporting • 1997: Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree, Emory University • 1997: Nymphe d’Honneur at the Monte Carlo Television Festival • 1998: George Foster Peabody awards • 2002: Edward R. Murrow Award for Distinguished Achievement in Broadcast Journalism • 2002: Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism, at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government[33] • 2005: International Emmy, International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences • 2006: Honorary citizen, city of Sarajevo • 2006: Honorary doctorate degree from the University of Michigan for her contributions to journalism • 2007: CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours • 2007: Persian Woman of the Year • 2008 The Fourth Estate Award (National Press Club) • 2010 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences • 2010: Honorary doctorate of humane letters degree, Northwestern University • 2010: Honorary doctorate from Georgia State University for her contributions to journalism • 2010: Honorary member of the graduating class of 2010 of Harvard College • 2011: Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism from Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication • 2012: Honorary doctorate of humane letters, Amherst College • 2012: Honorary doctorate of humane letters, University of Southern California • Director on the board of the Committee to Protect Journalists • Fellow, Society of Professional Journalists • Nine Emmy news/documentary awards • Major role in two DuPont awards given to CNN • Major role in a Golden CableACE award given to CNN • Honorary Board Member of the Daniel Pearl Foundation • Sigma Delta Chi Award (SDX) for her reports from Goma, Zaire • Forbes named her one of "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women" • WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival Gold Award • POP Award, by "Cable Positive" • Honorary degree presented by Smith College