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Christiane Amanpour Will Temporarily Replace Charlie Rose on PBS

Here's what you should know about the broadcaster.
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PBS has found a replacement for Charlie Rose, at least for the moment.

Broadcaster Christiane Amanpour's nightly global-affairs show, which originates on CNN, will air on PBS under the new title of "Amanpour on PBS." The network cut ties with Rose last month after several women accused him of unwanted sexual advances.

"Amanpour on PBS adds to the long tradition of public affairs programming that has been a hallmark of public media for decades," PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger said in a statement announcing the news.

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Amanpour attends the CNN Worldwide All-Star party in Pasadena, California in 2014.

The 58-year-old was born to an Iranian father and a British mother in London and then raised in Tehran. She studied journalism at the University of Rhode Island, from which she graduated summa cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

She was hired by CNN after graduation, and worked as a desk assistant in the foreign office in Atlanta. Her first major assignment was covering the Iran-Iraq War, which prepared her for a number of other reporting gigs in conflict zones. Later assignments have taken her to Afghanistan, Israel, Pakistan, Somalia, Rwanda and the Balkans, and she became a correspondent for CNN's New York bureau in 1990.

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In 2007, Queen Elizabeth II named her a Commander in the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) "for services to journalism." Amanpour is married to James Rubin, who served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs in the Clinton Administration from 1997 to 2000. They have a son, Darius John Rubin, who was born in 2000.

She has won two Peabody Awards for her reporting, and in addition to CNN has worked for ABC and CBS, where she was a reporter for 60 Minutes from 1996 through 2005.

Amanpour and her family are now based in London, where she earns a $2-million salary, according to celebritynetworth.com. The site also estimates her net worth to be $12.5 million.

New York's PBS station started airing her show on Monday, and it will air on other PBS stations starting December 11 at 11 p.m.

With reporting from the Associated Press

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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