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Amanpour, Christiane

Born: 1958 AD
Currently alive, at 59 years of age.
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1958 – Born in London

 

1969 – returned to England when she was 11 to study at the Holy Cross Convent School

 

1979 – they had to leave Iran after the Islamic Revolution

 

1979-1983

– flew to the United States and studied Journalism at the University of Rhode Island

– worked for NBC affiliate WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island

 

1983 – got hired by CNN

 

1989 – was assigned to Frankfurt, West Germany to report about the democratic revolutions in Eastern Europe

 

1990 – became famous in her coverage of the Persian Gulf War which followed the occupation of Iraq over Kuwait

 

1993 – was awarded with the Peabody

 

1996-2005

– had a contract with CBS for four to five in-depth news coverage of international issues

 

1998 – bagged the Peabody Award

– married James Rubin

 

2000 – bore a son named Darius John Rubin

 

2006 – ranked no. 72 of the Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women in the World