Announcing the Third of Our 2014 Matrix Award Presenters
Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Correspondent, CNN
Presenting to Cynthia McFadden
Christiane Amanpour is Host of “Amanpour,” a nightly interview program, and Chief International Correspondent for CNN International. Previously, she was the global affairs anchor for ABC News. Her illustrious career in journalism spans three decades. When she became an international correspondent for CNN in 1990, her first major assignment was covering the Gulf War. She has since reported from the world’s major hotspots, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Somalia, Israel, the Palestinian territories, Asia, Rwanda, Bosnia and the U.S. during Hurricane Katrina. She has interviewed most of the top world leaders over the past two decades, including securing the only interview with Hosni Mubarak and an exclusive with Muammar Ghadafi during the Arab Spring.
Christiane has received every major broadcast award, including an inaugural Television Academy Award, eleven News and Documentary Emmys, four George Foster Peabody Awards, Polks, duPonts and nine honorary degrees. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and an Honorary Citizen of Sarajevo. Christiane is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island.