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Wed, 8 Jan 2014

Christiane Amanpour's Career In Journalism: A Chronology


Christiane Amanpour's Career In Journalism spanned a long stretch of achievements matched by only a few. Over the years, she has been in the thick of many important events all over the world that helped shaped the global political and economic landscape. She rose from the ranks with her sheer determination and an iron will to go where the action is for a breaking news story.

Her news reports are always in-depth, her features full of humanity, and her interviews incisive and bold, armed with questions that acted like precision tools - always penetrating and probing for the right answers.



Milestones In Her Career


There are also numerous milestones in Christiane Amanpour's Career In Journalism. She is a recipient of numerous journalism awards such as the George Foster Peabody Award, The International Emmy Award, the National Press Club Fourth Estate Award and the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, to name a few. She currently works for several major news networks and she is also rumored to be the highest-paid foreign correspondent in the world.



A Chronology Of Christiane Amanpour's Career


Here's a chronology of Christiane Amanpour's Career In Journalism:

1983 - Amanpour worked as an entry level desk assistant at the Atlanta, Georgia front desk office of CNN.

1986 - She was transferred to Eastern Europe to cover the imminent fall of communism there after her successful first major assignment on the iran-Iraq war.

1989 - She was assigned to Frankfurt, Germany to cover the tensions gripping Eastern Europe due to the snowballing democratic revolution at the time.

1990 - She became a CNN New York Bureau correspondent. During this time, she took CNN to a whole new level with her incisive reports of the Persian Gulf War of 1990.

1992 to 2010 - Amanpour served as the chief international correspondent of CNN.



Amanpour Hosted CNN's Daily Interview Orogram


2009-2010 - She hosted CNN's daily interview program, Amanpour. The show reported almost all of the breaking news from flashpoints all over the world including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Israel, the Balkan region, Somalia, Rwanda, Haiti, Palestine, and other parts of the world including the USA during the hurricane Katrina.

She conducted extensive interviews on controversial world leaders from Europe, Africa, Middle East The Americas and Asia which includes Khatami and Ahmadinejad of Iran and the leaders of Syria, Sudan and Afghanistan,etc.

1996 to 2005 - She worked for the US show 60 Minutes as a special contributor by filing some 4-5 international news reports per year. She was awarded the Peabody Award in 1998 for her in-depth reports for the show.



Amanpour And ABC

Mach 18, 2010 - Amanpour made an announcement that she would leave CNN, her home network for 27 years, to work for ABC.

August 1, 2010 - The first broadcast of her ABC show, This Week.

December 13, 2011 - An announcement was made by ABC, stating that ABC News' This Week will no longer be anchored by Amanpour and that she will be returning to CNN International. She however, will maintain a reporting role for ABC News.



CNN International

December 14, 2012 - A joint statement was issued by both CNN and ABC saying that Christiane Amanpour will be hosting a program for CNN international in 2012 and at the same time will assume as global affairs anchor for ABC News. It was also disclosed that the CNN show Amanpour will be back on air starting in the spring, 2012.

Since September, 2013 the show is produced and broadcast from London.