February 25, 2014
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Journalist Christiane Amanpour

Christiane Amanpour was born in London, England, and raised in Iran. Amanpour is an award-winning journalist. She is the host for Amanpour on CNN International, CNN’s chief international correspondent, and an ABC News global affairs anchor. She is inspired by women war correspondents.


“From my own personal history, my mother, who taught me so much about perseverance and doing your best in whatever you do. From contemporary history, I would include several courageous women war correspondents—Marie Colvin, Oriana Fallaci, Martha Gellhorn, who each exemplified hard work, bravery, a fierce commitment to independent journalism and speaking truth to power. Also, Bibi Hokmina, who is a local politician in Afghanistan striving to improve conditions for women, and fighting the repressive Taliban in her country.”

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