Christiane Amanpour

Chief International Anchor, "Amanpour," CNNi; Host, "Amanpour & Company," PBS
National Judge

Christiane Amanpour is the first Livingston laureate to be elected to its panel of judges. As the chief international anchor for CNN, she hosts CNN International's nightly interview program "Amanpour" and PBS's nightly global affairs program "Amanpour & Company."

Her international reporting career began in 1990 as a correspondent for CNN where she reported on international crises in Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Israel, Pakistan, Somalia, Rwanda and the Balkans.

Amanpour's assignments have ranged from exclusive interviews with world leaders, reporting on the wars of our times and their human consequences, to natural disasters and religious conflict.

For her reporting from the Balkans, Amanpour received the Livingston Award. She has received every major broadcast award, including an inaugural Television Academy Award, ten News and Documentary Emmys, four George Foster Peabody Awards, two George Polk Awards, three duPont-Columbia Awards, the Courage in Journalism Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award and nine honorary degrees.

In 2014, she was inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, an Honorary Citizen of Sarajevo and an UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. Amanpour is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island.