Christiane Amanpour is CNNs chief international correspondent based in New York. Amanpour has reported on most crises from the worlds many news hotspots, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Israel, Pakistan, Somalia, Rwanda and the Balkans. Christiane was born in London, England, 1958 to her Iranian father Mohammad and British mother Patricia. She studied journalism at the University of Rhode Island, graduating Summa Cum Laude wth a BA in journalism, 1983. She joined CNN in 1983 and since then has been a very familiar face in the network reporting from all over the world. She also joined CBS 60 minutes as a correspondent and won a Peabody award for some of her work with the program. She has received numerous awards including 9 Emmy's for news and documentary, Edward Murrow Award, Polk Award and many more. In 2007 she was recognized in the birthday honors list of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with a highly prestigious CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the UK.