Christiane Amanpour ~ Woman In Leadership (Nx Power Lite)

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A BRIEF PROFILE ON THE CNN'S CHIEF INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT-CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR.

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Christiane Amanpour ~ Woman In Leadership (Nx Power Lite)

  1. 1. ChristianeAmanpour, CNN Chief International Correspondent:<br />Christiane Amanpour is CNN Chief International Correspondent and one of the most honoured TV journalists in the US. <br />She's also said to be the world's highest-paid correspondent.<br />Click to advance slides….<br />
  2. 2. An Amanpour report validates a story's importance. <br />She's often given entree where other reporters are neither welcomed nor allowed. <br />She's an authority on Islam with extensive Middle East connections. <br />Bill Clinton calls her the voice of humanity; <br />critics in the Pentagon tag her as overly emotional <br />and <br />even biased.<br />
  3. 3. On June 17, 2007, Amanpour was named by <br />Queen Elizabeth as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, which is only one step shy of knighthood.<br />
  4. 4. Christiane Amanpour at <br />Osama bin Laden’s compound in Hadda, near  Jalalabad, Afghanistan<br />
  5. 5. On September 21, 2009, "Amanpour," a new, half-hour weeknight interview program debuted on CNN. "I want this show to stir the global conscience," commented Christiane Amanpour.<br />
  6. 6. Amanpour was in the Baghdad courtroom on October 19, 2005 when Saddam Hussein made his first trial appearance, <br />and at Hussein's initial hearing in 2004.<br />Time magazine has called her the most influential foreign correspondent since Edward R. Murrow.<br />
  7. 7. Personal Data:<br />Birth - January 12, 1958 in London<br />Education - From age 11, attended two Roman Catholic all-girls' schools in Great Britain. Graduated Summa Cum Laude from University of Rhode Island in 1983 with a BA in Journalism.<br />Family- Married since 1998 to James (Jamie) Rubin, US State Department spokesman under President Clinton; one son, Darius, born in 2000.<br />Many find it unusual that Amanpour, raised in Islamic Iran, married a man of the Jewish faith tradition.<br />
  8. 8. Growing Up Christiane Amanpour :<br />Born to Iranian airline executive Mohammed Amanpour and his British wife, Patricia, her family moved to Tehran soon after her birth. Christiane led a privileged life in Iran, and then at British boarding schools. She studied journalism in London only because her sister backed out of attending and couldn't obtain a tuition refund. Her family fled Iran, and became refugees, in 1979 during the Islamic Revolution. Shortly thereafter, Amanpour moved to Rhode Island to attend college.<br />
  9. 9. ChristianeAmanpour's Early Career Years :<br />While a student, Amanpour interned at the Rhode Island NBC affiliate WJAR. After graduation, she endured numerous network rejections because she lacked "the right look." She eventually landed an assistant's job on CNN's international desk in Atlanta. "I arrived at CNN with a suitcase, with my bicycle and with about 100 dollars." She was transferred to Eastern Europe in 1986, during the fall of Communism. It was there that her reporting caught the attention of CNN brass.<br />
  10. 10. Christiane Amanpour as CNN Foreign Correspondent:<br />Amanpour was elevated to CNN foreign correspondent in 1989, where she reported on democratic revolutions in Eastern Europe. She first attained widespread acclaim for her riveting coverage of the Persian Gulf War in 1990, followed by award-winning reporting of the conflicts in Bosnia and Rwanda.<br />Reporting from on board the USS JFK during the first gulf war, 1990/1991<br />
  11. 11. Reporting from Bosnia, 1998<br />Conducting an interview in an Afghan hospital, November 2001<br />Covering the funeral of John Paul II, May 2005<br />Reporting from the Iraq war, 2003<br />
  12. 12. Reporting from Northern Israel during conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, July 2006<br />Filming In The Footsteps of Bin Laden, October 2006<br />Overlooking the Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem, while filming for the programme God's Warriors, April 2007<br />On Larry King Live, July 2007<br />
  13. 13. Interviewing the Dalai Lama, Dharamsala, March 2008<br />Visiting genocide site in Rwanda, April 2007<br />In Afghanistan for Generation Islam, March 2009<br />At memorial site south of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, January 2008<br />
  14. 14. Awards and Accolades, Partial List:<br />2000 Edward R. Murrow Award for Distinguished Achievement in Broadcast Journalism<br />2002 Harvard's Goldsmith Career Award for Journalism<br />Two Emmy news/documentary awards<br />Two George Foster Peabody Awards for Broadcasting<br />Two George Polk Awards for Journalism<br />1994 Woman of the Year, New York Chapter of Women in Cable<br />Courage in Journalism Award, International Women's Media Foundation<br />Major role in two duPont awards and a Golden Cable Ace award given to CNN<br />
  15. 15. Amanpour in Peshawar, Pakistan<br />
  16. 16. Jonathan Klein, president of CNN/U.S., Christiane Amanpour and Mark Nelson, vice president and senior executive producer for CNN Productions at the Television Critics Association (TCA)<br />
  17. 17. CNN's chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour inspires Irshad, other young journalists and students from Miss Porter's School for Girls at the Moral Courage Conversations in New York City - February 2009.<br />
  18. 18. In one of the issues of Harper’s Bazaar they feature one of the most amazing women on TV, Christiane Amanpour<br />
  19. 19. Christiane Amanpour, left, with her husband, James Rubin, and son, Darius, attend the annual Salute to Women In Sports Awards dinner Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, in New York.<br />
  20. 20. Christiane Amanpour, a woman in Leadership…<br />Trinity<br />2010<br />…all information and images from the net…<br />Music ~ ‘More’ by Julie London.<br />

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