Christiane Amanpour

by: Stephanie Perez

Becoming A Journalist

Amanpour's sister had been attending a small journalism college, but after a term she decided she did not want to continue. To avoid her parents losing the tuition money Amanpour decided to go in her sister's place. Six months later she realized she had to come to the United States. After that she got an internship at CNN. She sometimes refers to herself as an "accidental journalist".


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  • Born on January 12, 1958 in London, England.

  • Got a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island

  • Her mother was English and her father was Iranian, she was the oldest of four sisters. She grew up in Tehran, Iran. Amanpour was sent to a Catholic girls’ boarding school in England at 11 years old.

  • Her world was turned upside down in 1979 when the revolution toppled the shah of Iran.

  • She is currently married to James Rubin. They have a son named Darius.


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"Christiane Amanpour." A&E Networks Television, n.d Web. 27 Apr.2015.