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Christiane Amanpour

Amanpour in 2015
Christiane Maria Heideh Amanpour

12 January 1958 (1958-01-12) (age 63)
Alma mater University of Rhode Island
  • Journalist
  • television host
Years active 1983–present
Notable credit(s)
Amanpour (CNN International) Anchor (2009–2010, 2012–present)
Amanpour & Company (PBS) Anchor (2018–present)
This Week (ABC) Anchor (2010–2011)
60 Minutes (CBS) Reporter (1996–2005)
James Rubin (m. 1998)
(divorce filed in 2018)
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Christiane Maria Heideh Amanpour CBE (born 12 January 1958) is a British-Iranian journalist and television host. Amanpour is the Chief International Anchor for CNN and host of CNN International's nightly interview program Amanpour. She is also the host of Amanpour & Company on PBS.

Personal life

From 1998 to 2018, Amanpour was married to American James Rubin, a former US Assistant Secretary of State and spokesman for the US State Department during the Clinton administration and an informal adviser to former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and to former President Barack Obama. Their son, Darius John Rubin, was born in 2000. Having previously lived in London, they moved back to New York City in 2010, where they rented an apartment in Manhattan's Upper West Side. But in May 2013, Rubin announced that the family would return to London to work on several projects, and in October of the same year, Amanpour stated that she and her husband would be relocating to London permanently: "Right now I'd have to say that London is my home... My family are in England, and my husband and I are loving reacquainting ourselves with all the friends we left behind". Amanpour is the niece (by marriage) of General Nader Jahanbani, who commanded the Imperial Iranian Air Force for nearly 20 years until he was executed by Islamic Revolutionaries in 1979, and of his younger brother Khosrow, who was married to Princess Shahnaz Pahlavi. Amanpour's uncle, Captain Nasrollah Amanpour, was married to the younger sister of Khosrow and Nader.

In 2013, she moved from New York City to live permanently in London with her husband and their teenage son. It was announced in July 2018 that Amanpour and Rubin were divorcing.

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