Clarissa Ward Bio, Age, Wiki, Husband, Career, Family, Net Worth

Clarissa Ward Biography

Clarissa Ward is known as a British-American television journalist. She is also the chief international correspondent for CNN. Before, she was with CBS News, located in London. Prior to her CBS News position, Ward became a Moscow-based news correspondent for ABC News programs.

How Old is Clarissa Ward? – Age

Born on 31 January 1980, in London, United Kingdom, Clarissa is currently 43 years old as of 2023, She also celebrates her birthday

How Tall is Clarissa Ward? – Height

The television journalist stands at an average height of 5 feet 6 inches (approximately 1.65 meters).

Clarissa Ward Mother, Father, Siblings – Family

Ward is the daughter of a British father Rodney Ward and American mother Donna Ward, born in in London. She was raised in London and New York City.

Clarissa Ward Education

The television journalist went to the Godstowe and Wycombe Abbey boarding schools in England. Later, she graduated from Yale University in 2002 and receives an honorary doctor of letters degree from Middlebury College.

Is Clarissa Ward Married? – Husband

In November 2016, Ward was married at London’s Chelsea Old Town Hall to Philipp von Bernstorff, who is a fund manager, whom she met at a 2007 dinner party in Moscow. Besides, they are blessed with 3 children. In addition, she speaks fluent French and Italian, Arabic, and Spanish, conversational Russian, and knows basic Mandarin Chinese.

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Clarissa Ward’s Career

Ward started her career as an overnight desk assistant at Fox News in 2003. Since 2004 to 2005, she became an assignment editor for Fox News in New York City. Besides, she served on the international desk coordinating coverage for stories including the capture of Saddam Hussein, the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 and also the deaths of Yasir Arafat and Pope John Paul II.

She served as a field producer for Fox News in 2006. Likewise, she produced coverage of the Israeli-Lebanese war, the kidnapping of Gilad Shalit and also subsequent Israeli military action in the Gaza Strip, the trial of Saddam Hussein and besides the 2005 Iraqi constitutional referendum.

Prior to October 2007, Ward was based in Beirut and served as a correspondent for Fox News. Likewise, she covered the execution of Saddam Hussein, the Beirut Arab University riots, the Iraq War troop surge of 2007, and the 2007 Bikfaya bombings.

ABC News

Since October 2007 to October 2010, she became an ABC News correspondent based in Moscow. In addition, she reported from Russia for all ABC News broadcasts and platforms, such as World News along with Charles Gibson, Nightline and Good Morning America, and also as ABC News Radio, and ABC News Now.

CBS News

Her CBS career began as the network’s foreign news correspondent in October 2011. Additionally, she was a contributor for 60 Minutes and worked as a fill-in anchor on CBS This Morning starting in January 2014.


CNN announced that she started joining the network and reporting for all of CNN’s platforms, and also would remain based in London on September 21, 2015. Along with more than a decade as a war correspondent, later on August 8, 2016, Ward spoke at a United Nations Security Council meeting on the situation in the civil war-torn Aleppo.


Ward earned a Peabody Award on May 21, 2012, in New York City through her journalistic coverage inside Syria during the Syrian uprising. Washington State University in October 2014, announced that she would got the 2015 Murrow Award for International Reporting (April 2015). In addition, she has earned seven Emmy Awards, honors from the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association, and an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Silver Baton.

Clarissa Ward’s Net Worth

Throughout her career, Clarissa has accumulated a great fortune. Her estimated net worth currently stands at $1 million as of 2023.

Clarissa Ward Instagram

You can follow Kristen on Instagram @clarissawardcnn

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