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Amanpour, Christiane

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Born: 1958 AD
Currently alive, at 56 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Reporters

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1958 - born in London
- family moved to Tehran shortly after she got born

1969 - went back to England to enroll to Holy Cross Covenant School in Buckinghamshire, England and continued schooling in the New Hall School

1979-1983
- her family stayed away from Iran during the post-Islamic Revolution
-she studied journalism at the University of Rhode Island in the United States
- soon after graduation (graduated as summa cum laude), she got employed as a graphics designer in NBC affiliate WJAR-TV located at Providence, Rhode Island

1981-1982
- reporter, anchor, and producer for WBRU-Radio
1983 - got hired by CNN as an assistant in the assignment desk in Atlanta

1989 - deployed to Frankfurt, West Germany and reported about the democratic revolutions in Eastern Europe at that period

1990s - marked her fame when she covered the Persian Gulf War
- also covered the Bosnian was and few other conflict zones

1992 - went to Mogadishu, Somalia shores when the Operation: Restore Hope was launched by the U.S. troops

1993 - she was awarded by the Peabody

1994 - named by the New York Chapter of Women in Cable and Telecommunications as Woman of the Year

1996-2005
- had a contract with CBS of four to five in-depth news updates a year for the news magazine program "60 Minutes"

1997 - received a George Polk Award for her special "Battle for Afghanistan" and a Nymphe d’Honneur at the Monte Carlo Television Festival

1998 - bagged a Peabody Award
- wife of James Rubin

2002 - awarded by the Edward R. Murrow Award for Distinguished Achievement in Broadcast Journalism

2004 - assigned to cover the Darfur conflict in Sudan

2005 - covered many world matters from the Tsunami in Sri Lankat to the U.S. hurricanes

2006 - named as one of Forbes Magazine's 100 Most Powerful Women

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