Before joining ABC News, Amanpour was an international correspondent for CNN for more than 27 years. She specialized in reports from some of the globe's most dangerous regions, including war-torn areas such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Somalia, the Palestinian territories, Rwanda and the Balkans. In 1995, she was named CNN's chief international correspondent. She also anchored the daily interview program "Amanpour" for the network. She left CNN last year to become anchor of ABC's long-running Sunday morning public affairs show, "This Week."
Amanpour has been recognized with numerous honors, including nine Emmy Awards, four George Foster Peabody Awards, three duPont-Columbia Awards, two George Polk Awards, the Courage in Journalism Award and an Edward R. Murrow Award.
This article was originally published by the Arizona State University Office of Public Affairs.