Know About Christiane Amanpour; CNN, PBS, Husband, Son, Net Worth

Published Date: 17 Apr, 2019 Updated date: 23 Apr, 2019 By Celebs Podium

The married life of Christiane Amanpour was going well until the news broke that she and her husband are divorcing. The couple parents a teenage son from their marital relationship.

British-Iranian journalist and television host Christiane Amanpour takes the responsibility as a Chief International Anchor for CNN. In addition, she hosts Amanpour & Company, a nightly interview program on PBS.

Christiane Amanpour Bio; Parents, Ethnicity, Education

The London native was born as Christiane Maria Heideh Amanpour on 12 January 1958. Her parents are Mohammad Taghi Amanpour and Patricia Anne (Hill). She belongs to mixed ethnicity as her father was Persian, from Tehran and her mother is of English descent. When she was a teenager, she witnessed the Islamic revolution in Iran that toppled the rulers, Shah in 1978. As a result, her parents left the country and moved to the United States.

Christiane pursued her high school education from New Hall School in Chelmsford, Essex. Later, she attended the University of Rhode Island and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. degree in journalism.

Her Career; CNN, PBS, Net Worth

Amanpour began her career as an entry-level desk assistant on CNN in 1983. After seven years, she became correspondent for CNN’s New York bureau in 1990. Similarly, she was the chief international correspondent and the anchor of Amanpour, a daily interview program on the network.


Christiane Amanpour interviews former American Secretary of State, John Kerry in July 2015 (Picture: Flickr)

In 2010, Christiane left CNN and joined ABC to anchor public affairs program, This Week. However, she returned to CNN International as a host after working for more than a year. Her program Amanpour & Company airs on PBS since 2018.

She made headlines during a “Breaking News” on CNN of the Islamic extremists who murdered the 12 journalists at Charlie Hebdo as “activists” in 2015. Apart from the media, she narrated herself in newscasts in the films Iron Man 2 and Pink Panther 2.

Net Worth In Millions

Well, the award-winning journalist has accumulated a remarkable amount of fortune from her profession. While anchoring This Week on ABC, she reportedly earned a salary of $2 million. She earns more than the average salary of $64K per year as an experienced CNN personnel and about $84416 per year from PBS network.

Amanpour currently enjoys the estimated net worth of $12.5 million from her more than three decades of journalism stint.

Divorcing Husband After 20 Years; Son

Christiane, aged 61 married to former diplomat and journalist husband James Rubin in 1998. Their swanky wedding ceremony was held in Italy, which was attended by John F. Kennedy Jr., a son of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

The 59-year-old James served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs in the Clinton Administration from 1997 to 2000. They fell in love over margaritas while working in war-torn Sarajevo.


Christiane Amanpour and James Rubin welcomed a son Darius John Rubin in 2000 (Picture: Dailymail)

Christiane and James are proud parents of a son Darius John Rubin born in 2000. Initially, the pair lived in London and moved back to New York City in 2010, where they lived in an apartment in Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

Later, they moved from New York City to live permanently in London with their teenage son in 2013. However, the news came regarding their divorce in July 2018. It looks like their separation is amicable as they are responsible for co-parenting their son.

Some Interesting Facts About Christiane Amanpour

  • Christiane is an honorary citizen of Sarajevo, a capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • She is a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Freedom of the Press and the Safety of Journalists.
  • She has received eleven News and Documentary Emmy Awards, four Peabody Awards, two George Polk Awards, three duPont-Columbia Awards and the Courage in Journalism Award.
  • Her father was the great-great-great-grandson of Mirza Mohammad Taghi, the Governor of Isfahan in the 1840s.
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