When she was a child, Christiane was an accomplished equestrian.
In June 2007, Christiane was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.
She speaks English, French, Persian, and Farsi.
Christiane's first job out of college was as a reporter for WJAR in Providence, Rhode Islands.
Christiane is based in CNN's London bureau.
In Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People" edition for 2005, Christiane ranked #87.
Christiane reportedly has one of the highest salaries of all CNN reporters, and some have speculated that she earns as much as $2.5 million per year.
Her son, born in March 2000, was named Darius John Rubin. His middle name, John, is in memorium of JFK, Jr, a personal acquantance and good friend of Christiane.
Christiane was born in Iran, but left when the Iranian Revolution was in full swing.
Christiane graduated Suma Cum Laude from the University of Rhode Island.
Christiane's husband, James Rubin, is the spokesperson for the US State Department.
Christiane has been with CNN since 1999, and her first big story was the US terror attacks on September 11, 2001.
Christiane Amanpour: U.S. soldiers, with whom I now have more than a passing acquaintance, joke that they track my movements in order to know where they will be deployed next.
Christiane Amanpour: But 17 years ago, I arrived at CNN with a suitcase, with my bicycle, and with about 100 dollars.
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