Christiane Amanpour CNN, Bio, Age, Husband, Son, Cancer, Net Worth

Christiane Amanpour Biography

Christiane Amanpour is a British-Iranian journalist who serves as a chief international anchor for CNN Network. She is a television host of The Amanpour Hour on CNN and Amanpour & Company on PBS. Likewise, she has been a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador since 2015.

How old is Christiane Amanpour? – Age

Christiane is 66 years old as of 2024. She was born on January 12, 1958, in London, United Kingdom, where she also grew up.

How tall is Christiane Amanpour? – Height

She stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m) tall.

Mother, Father, Siblings – Family

Amanpour was born to parents; Mohammad Taghi Amanpour and Anne Patricia. It is known that her mother was Roman Catholic while her father was a Shia Muslim who worked for an airline executive for Iran Air. She experienced her childhood along with her sister, Lizzy Amanpour, in London, United Kingdom.


Christiane enrolled at the Convent of the Holy Cross before transferring to New Hall School. Afterward, she joined the University of Rhode Island where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism in 1983. During this tie, she was both a summa cum laude as well as a Phi Beta Kappa.

Is Christiane Amanpour Married?Husband

Amanpour was previously married to her ex-husband, James Rubin, in 1998. He is a former US Assistant Secretary of State and spokesman for the US State Department. He also served as an informal adviser to former President Barack Obama. Likewise, it is known that he held the same role as the former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Unfortunately, the couple divorced and parted ways in 2018.

Journalist and Host Christiane Amanpour Photo
Journalist and Host Christiane Amanpour Photo

Christiane Amanpour Son

Christiane and her ex-husband James share a son named John Darius Rubin. The couple welcomed their son on 27 March 2000 while she was 41 years of age. He was born at Columbia Hospital for Women in London.

Journalism Career

Christiane is a journalist who currently serves as a chief international anchor at CNN News. She also serves as the host of The Amanpour Hour on Saturdays as well as the Amanpour nightly interview program. It is also known that she serves as the host of Amanpour & Company on PBS News in England.

Most noteworthy, she was by ABC News where she worked as the anchor of the station’s This Week. During this time, she conducted an exclusive interview with Muammar Gaddafi and his sons Al-Saadi Gaddafi and Saif al-Islam.

On the other hand, she is a member of the board of directors of the Committee to Protect Journalists. Likewise, she is an advocate for Freedom of Expression and journalist safety as the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.

Furthermore, she serves as a member of the board of directors such as the Center for Public Integrity. She has also been on both the Institute for War and Peace Reporting and the Committee to Protect Journalists board of directors.

Christiane Amanpour’s Net Worth

Citing her journalism career, Amanpour has an estimated net worth of $18 Million.

Christiane Amanpour Cancer

Christiane disclosed that she was diagnosed with cancer of the ovary in June 2021. As a result, she underwent several months of chemotherapy and had major surgery to remove it. Fortunately, the surgery was successful and she gracefully recovered.

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