Know About Clarissa Ward; CNN, Wedding, Husband, Baby, Net Worth

Published Date: 12 Jul, 2019 Updated date: 09 Oct, 2020 By Celebs Podium

When it comes to relationship status, Clarissa Ward has been relishing the married life with her husband for nearly three years. The multiple award-winning journalist is now beginning her family life as a mother of an adorable baby.

Clarissa Ward is an American journalist, currently serving as a chief international correspondent for CNN based in London. Previously, she was a foreign correspondent for CBS News and also contributed to the program, 60 Minutes on the network.

Clarissa Ward Bio; Family, Education, Height

Clarissa was born on 30 January 1980 in New York City, USA. Her family is from London and New York and she is of American nationality. Her father Rodney Ward was an investment banker, who also worked in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, her mother Donna Ward is an interior designer. She has a younger sister named Abby Ward.

Standing at the height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 meters), she graduated with distinction from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Similarly, she received an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Middlebury College in Vermont in 2013.

Her Career; ABC, CBS, CNN

Clarissa started her journalism career as an overnight desk assistant at Fox News in 2003. Later, she became an assignment editor of the network, serving from 2004 to 2005. In 2007, she joined ABC News and served as a correspondent based in Moscow until 2010.

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Afterward, Ward joined CBS News as a foreign news correspondent in 2011. She also took the responsibility as a contributor for 60 Minutes and served as a fill-in anchor on CBS This Morning. In 2015, she joined CNN and started to report for all of CNN’s platforms from London. Clarissa became its chief international correspondent in 2018. Similarly, in 2019, she became one of the first Western reporters to report on the life in the Taliban controlled areas of Afghanistan.


Clarissa Ward reports from northern Syria for CNN in 2016 (Picture: YouTube)

Well, the journalist makes the remarkable six-figure salary from CNN. She is likely to make her net worth in millions from her stint to journalism since 2003.

Wedding In 2016; Baby

It has been nearly three years of married life of the 40-year-old Clarissa. She exchanged the wedding vows with Philipp von Bernstorff in November 2016 at Chelsea Old Townhall.


Clarissa Ward and her husband Philipp enjoying with her son Ezra at the ocean in December 2018 (Picture: Clarissa’s Instagram)

Philipp serves as Portfolio Manager at Vulpes Investment Management. The couple met at a dinner party in Moscow in 2007. They are now the parents of an adorable baby boy. Clarissa and Philipp welcomed their first baby Ezra Albrecht Nikolas Nour von Bernstorff on 2nd March 2018.

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Welcomed Second Baby In 2020

Well, the 2020 Independence Day weekend was something special for the journalist.

She and her husband welcomed their second son named Caspar Hugo Augustus Idris Von Bernstorff on 29 June 2020.

Some Interesting Facts About Clarissa Ward

  • Clarissa is the recipient of various awards such as a George Foster Peabody Award, the 2015 Murrow Award, and two Emmy Awards.
  • She is fluent in multiple languages such as French, Italian, Arabic, Russian, and Spanish.
  • Ward became one of the first Western reporters to report on life in the Taliban affected areas of Afghanistan in 2019.
  • She released her new memoir On All Fronts: The Education of A Journalist on 8 September 2020.
  • Her parents’ previous home on South Ocean Boulevard was awarded the Schuler Award from the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach in 2014.
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