Christiane Amanpour, CBE

Christiane’s illustrious career in journalism spans over three decades joining CNN in 1983.  Amanpour rose through the organization becoming the network’s chief foreign correspondent reporting on international crisis’ and interviewed most of the top world leaders.  In addition to her work as an anchor and reporter, Christiane is an active rights campaigner. A board member of the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Centre for Public Integrity and the International Women’s Media Foundation, she uses her profile to raise awareness about key global issues and journalists’ rights. She has earned every major television journalism award, including fourteen News and Documentary Emmy Awards, four Peabody Awards, two George Polk Awards, three duPont-Columbia Awards and the Courage in Journalism Award. She was inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame, Broadcast & Cable Hall of Fame and  The Atlanta Press Club’s Hall of Fame.  She is a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and an honorary citizen of Sarajevo.