Christiane Amanpour

Global Affairs Anchor: ABC
Host of Amanpour: CNNi
Born in London and raised in Tehran, Christiane Amanpour went to America to study journalism and became CNN's chief international correspondent in 1992. Amanpour subscribes to the branch of journalism that believes objectivity is impossible in some situations. This was most obviously demonstrated in her reporting of the Siege of Sarajevo where she believed neutrality made reporters accomplices to the atrocities.
In 2012, she drew former president F.W. de Klerk into a position where he did not fully repudiate the concept of apartheid. As many expected him to use the interview as an opportunity to renounce South Africa’s brutal past, this made international headlines.
Amanpour has never interviewed Nelson Mandela although she did once have the opportunity. If she has seized it and stuck her microphone in his face, she would have realized her long held ambition and would have probably had an exclusive. But instead, she decided to let the man have a moment of privacy.
She is currently using her skill to obtain powerful interviews to explore how the 2012 South African strikes crisis is being fuelled by the perceived enrichment of a small elite at the expense of the majority.