Women who set world media trends

Media Reporter – Media Online – Friday, 21 September 2012 (originally published 17 Sept)

Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Correspondent, CNN International, USA, captured during the session ‘The New US Administration: Can It Meet the Expectations of the World?’ at the Annual Meeting 2009 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 29, 2009. Image: Remy Steinegger Copyright by World Economic Forum swiss-image

Even in countries like the US and Britain, few women head programming, editorial boards, or media houses. But these 10 women haven’t let that stop them from blazing their own trails and redefining the media.

Christiane Amanpour (54) is global affairs anchor on ABC network, host of CNN International’s nightly interview programme, ‘Amanpour’, the network’s chief international correspondent and runs the Amanpour.com blog for the network’s digital platform. Not bad for a girl born in London but raised in Tehran, Iran.

Amanpour graduated with a BA in Journalism from the University of Rhode Island. She has been in the industry for 30 years, reporting from war zones and disaster areas around the world. She has interviewed most world leaders – including getting the only interview with Hosni Mubarak during the Arab Spring. She has won all the major broadcast awards there are. She is undoubtedly the most well known woman television war correspondent in the world, inspiring many young women to become journalists . . .

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