“Minimize the Extremes and Stick to the Sensible Center” – Christiane AmanpourAugust 3, 2012
“My mother is Catholic, my father is Muslim, and my husband is Jewish. I’ve lived in a completely multicultural, multiethnic, multireligious environment, in some of the most difficult places in the world. I’ve seen firsthand that you can bridge differences. The trick is to minimize the extremes in any kind of relationship and to stick to the sensible center.”
- Christiane Amanpour
Christiane Amanpour is considered one of today’s leading news correspondents. First gaining notice for her 1985 report on Iran, which won the DuPont Award, Amanpour has won nine Emmy Awards and countless other honors for her work, including a Peabody Award. She is CNN s chief international correspondent and has worked for 60 Minutes since 1998. Christiane has covered many of the world’s most dangerous conflicts and devastating events. Her coverage of the Bosnian crisis in the late 1980s and early 1990s helped make her the internationally recognized correspondent she is today. Along with her coverage of key international events, Christiane Amanpour has interviewed many of the world’s top leaders, including Britain’s prime minister Tony Blair and France’s former prime minister Jacques Chirac. She also obtained the first interview with King Abdullah of Jordan. The daughter of an English mother and Iranian father, she spent time in Iran while growing up. Christiane Amanpour has been married to James Rubin since 1998; the couple has a son named Darius.