Christiane Amanpour is a British-Iranian television host and journalist. Christiane Amanpour was a leading war correspondent in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
She is known for her fearless reporting style, often parachuting into conflict areas, and her emotional reports.
Following Iraq’s occupation of Kuwait in 1990, Amanpour’s coverage of the Persian Gulf War gained her widespread attention while also propelling CNN to new heights of news coverage.
Following that, she reported from Bosnia and other conflict zones. Amanpour has covered major crises in many parts of the world, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, Iran, Israel, Pakistan, Somalia, Rwanda, and the Balkans, as well as Hurricane Katrina in the United States.
She has secured exclusive interviews with world leaders from the Middle East to Europe, Africa, and beyond, including Iranian presidents Mohammad Khatami and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, as well as Afghan, Sudanese, and Syrian presidents, among others.
Amanpour is CNN International’s Chief International Anchor and the host of the nightly interview program Amanpour. She also hosts the PBS show Amanpour & Company.