Christiane Amanpour, (born January 12, 1958, London, England) is a British journalist who, as a correspondent for the Cable News Network (CNN), was one of the leading war correspondents of the mainstream media. She later hosted the ABC news program This Week in 2010–11.
Her father, Mahmoud Amanpour, is a Muslim from Iran; her mother, Patricia Hill, is a Christian from England. She is fluent in English and Farsi.
After completing the larger part of her elementary education in Iran, she was sent by her parents to boarding school in England when she was 11. Amanpour attended Holy Cross Convent, an all-girls school located in Buckinghamshire, and then, starting at age 16, New Hall School, in Chelmsford, Essex. Christiane and her family returned to England not long after the fall of the Shah. The family ultimately remained in England, finding it difficult to return to Iran.
In 1996 she told an audience of journalists that neutrality was not acceptable in places such as Bosnia, because when "you are neutral, you can become an accomplice."
In June 2016, Christiane Amanpour interviewed British MEP Daniel Hannan of the Brexit campaign, and a "fiery exchange" between Hannan and the CNN anchor followed in which Hannan repeatedly warded off Amanpour's attempts to belittle the Brexit supporters as "racists".
- Christiane Amanpour, in an effort to diminish the Goliath global menace of Islamists massacring in the name of Allah, had skewed facts in crafting her narration, appropriately described: 'poisonously biased.' At CNN and Christiane Amanpour equate Jewish and Christian religious fervency with that of Muslims endorsing 'martyrdom' or suicide-killing. (2007). In order to try so hard to achieve her wrong comparisons drive, she uttered falsehood and weird exaggeration on "settlers."
- In 2020, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour had to apologize for equating President Donald Trump’s tenure to horrific Kristallnacht.
- Presenting herself as some kind of an "expert" supposedly on the Middle East conflict, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour had revealed her utter ignorance in placing the major famous city of Haifa in the "west bank" (2019). Excerbetaing her twisted propaganda campaign.
- "Some very influential journalists have embraced the journalism of attachment in covering the Balkan War, often merging their reporting with official government policies. CNN's Chritiane Amanpour is a prominent example." From Watergate to Monicagate: Ten Controversies in Modern Journalism and Media, Herbert N. Foerstel, Greenwood Publishing Group, 2001
- "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV7G-NYZ2 : accessed July 5, 2016), Christiane M H Amanpour, 1958; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast(http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Ealing, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
- The Lesley Stahl Interview: Christiane Amanpour, at the Height of the Iranian Election Crisis
- British MEP Daniel Hannan Spent Nine Minutes Smacking Down CNN Journalist
- Hannan vs. Amanpour on Brexit: You Were Shouting "Racist!" You Weren't Listening To What We Were Saying
- Andrea Levin, "Poisonously biased", Aug 30, 2007.
CNN and Christiane Amanpour equate Jewish and Christian religious fervency with that of Muslims endorsing 'martyrdom' or suicide-killing.
- CNN's Amanpour regrets equating Trump with Nazi assault, AP News, Nov 17, 2020.
CNN’s Christiane Amanpour says she regrets equating President Donald Trump’s tenure to Kristallnacht, an attack on Jews in Nazi Germany seen historically as the Holocaust’s launch.
A prominent Jewish organization criticized Amanpour for her remarks, made last Thursday on her nightly interview program that airs on CNN International and PBS.
- Marcy Oster , CNN’s Christiane Amanpour makes a big Israel geography mistake, JTA, April 4, 2019.
CNN’s Christiane Amanpour identified Haifa, a city in northern Israel, as being located in the contested West Bank. The network’s chief international anchor made the gaffe on Wednesday during her global affairs interview program on CNN while introducing Palestinian human rights lawyer Diana Buttu. Buttu was to respond to an interview with Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, who discussed the Trump administration’s as yet unveiled Middle East peace plan.“Diana Buttu is a human rights lawyer and she joins me from Haifa, on the West Bank,” Amanpour said.