7 November 2023: Legendary broadcaster and CNN’s chief international anchor Christiane Amanpour received Women in Journalism’s Lifetime Achievement Award last night (6 November 2023) at a special dinner given in her honour.
This year sees Amanpour, 65, celebrate her 40th anniversary at CNN. As well as being host of CNN International’s nightly interview programme Amanpour, Christiane has also just launched a new Saturday show – The Amanpour Hour – which premiered at the weekend (Saturday 4th November 2023) and airs on CNN domestic and international.
Beginning in 1983 as an entry-level assistant in the international assignment desk at CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta, Amanpour rose through the organisation becoming a reporter at the New York bureau and later, the network’s leading international correspondent. She received an Emmy for her interview with Libya’s former leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi which was his last, has earned every major television journalism award, received nine honorary degrees and was awarded a CBE by Queen Elizabeth II in 2007 for services to journalism.
Alison Phillips, Chair of Women in Journalism and Daily Mirror Editor-in-Chief, comments: “There are few journalists anywhere in the world who have done more to illustrate the power of great journalism and its impact on people’s lives, business, and wider society than Christiane.
“During her career, she has reported from the front lines of conflict around the world, secured exclusive interviews with global power players, often being the first journalist to interview new prime ministers and presidents as they are appointed, and investigated the important issues of our time.
“Without doubt, Christiane is a force to be reckoned with, her success is recognised around the world and her uncompromising approach makes her shows a must-watch. On behalf of Women in Journalism, it is an honour to give this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award to Christiane, an incredible role model for all female journalists.”
Christiane received Women in Journalism’s Lifetime Achievement Award, which is sponsored by the UK’s number one skincare brand No7, at a dinner at The Lanesborough hotel attended by the who’s who of British journalism. Guests included prominent UK female editors, broadcasters and media CEOs.
Last year’s recipient was Tina Brown, the award-winning journalist, author, former editor-in-chief of Tatler, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and Talk and founder of Women in the World.
For more information on WIJ please go to https://womeninjournalism.co.uk