CONGRATULATIONS to CNN’s Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour for receiving The BrandLaureate International Brand Personality Award.
With an illustrious career in journalism spanning three decades, Amanpour was the international correspondent for CNN since 1990. Her first major assignment was covering the Gulf War and the fall of European communism, besides many other historical events.
Born in London, and spending most of her childhood in part Tehran, Iran, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rhode Island with a B.A. in journalism.
Starting her career as an entry-level desk assistant at CNN, she progressed her career to become Chief International Correspondent, with a nightly interview program under her own name in the news channel.
She was ABC News’ Global Affairs Anchor. She anchored the Sunday morning political affairs program “This Week,” from August 2010 to December 2011, which provided international analysis of important issues of the day for ABC News programs and platforms.
Over the past two decades, Amanpour has interviewed many top world leaders, including Hosni Mubarak and an exclusive with Muammar Ghadafi during the Arab Spring, besides anchoring primetime documentaries on international subjects.
Giving the best of herself in the furtherance of good reporting, and even risking her life in the process, she has reported from the world’s major hotspots, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Somalia, Israel, the Palestinian territories, Asia, Rwanda, the Balkans, and the U.S. during Hurricane Katrina.
In recognition of her many contributions in setting a high standard in the world of news reporting, Amanpour has received every major broadcast award — including an inaugural Television Academy Award, nine News and Documentary Emmys, four George Foster Peabody Awards, two George Polk Awards, three duPont-Columbia Awards, the Courage in Journalism Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award, besides nine honorary degrees.
In 2011, she received a Giants in Broadcasting award, and was the recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism from Arizona State University. She is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a commander of the most excellent order of the British empire, and a honorary citizen of Sarajevo.
As a human touch point for the eyes of the world, her professionalism has raised the standard of reporting, and inspired a new-breed of journalists and reporters who champion the discovery of truth in the four corners of the globe.
Indeed, Christiane Amanpour is truly deserving of The BrandLaureate Award, having edified many a soul yearning for the truth through her excellent reporting.