Journalist

Clarissa Ward

Clarissa Ward- Biography

Clarissa Ward is a television journalist from America. She is currently working as CNN’s lead foreign correspondent in London. She was a news correspondent for CBS News in London and ABC News in Moscow before joining CNN. Clarissa Ward has been covering international warfare for 15 years and has won numerous awards. In the year 2020, she won Emmys for Outstanding Investigative Reporting in a Newscast and Outstanding Breaking News Coverage. Her most recent book, On All Fronts: The Education of a Journalist, chronicles her career as a world-renowned combat reporter and how she watched the violent reshaping of the world up close. Ward, with her exceptional compassion, manages to convey even the most painful stories.

What is the Net Worth of Clarissa Ward? Salary, Earnings

On average, CNN news anchor salaries range from $33,774 to $112,519 each year. Her net worth is estimated to be between $1 million and $5 million as of 2021.

Clarissa Ward- Birth, Age, Ethnicity, Siblings, Education

Ward, who was born on January 30, 1980, in New York City, New York, will be 40 years old in 2020. Clarissa, an American journalist, is of European and white background. Ward’s forefathers come from both London and New York. Her parents are Rodney and Donna Ward. She has not yet made public the rest of her childhood details, as well as information on her siblings.

She received an honorary doctor of letters degree from Middlebury College as well as a diploma from Yale University.

Quick Facts

Real Name Clarissa Ward
Birth Date 31 January 1980
Age (as of 2022) 41 Years
Birth Place New York, New York, United States
Nationality American
Profession Journalist
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Aquarius

Clarissa Ward- Relationship, Married Life

Ward married German Count Philipp von Bernstorff at London’s Chelsea Old Town Hall in November 2016, whom she met at a dinner party in Moscow in 2007. Their only kid was born, Ezra Albrecht Nikolas Nour.

Clarissa Ward’s Professional Career

Ward started working at Fox News as an overnight desk assistant in 2003. From 2004 to 2005, Ward worked as an assignment editor for Fox News in New York City. She worked on the foreign desk, where she oversaw coverage of incidents such as Saddam Hussein’s capture, the Indian Ocean tsunami, and the deaths of Yasir Arafat and Pope John Paul II. In 2006, Ward worked as a field producer for Fox News. She covered the Israeli-Lebanese war, the abduction of Gilad Shalit and the subsequent Israeli military operation in Gaza, Saddam Hussein’s trial, and the 2005 Iraqi constitutional vote. From October 2007 through October 2010, Ward worked as an ABC News correspondent in Moscow. She reported from Russia on all ABC News broadcasts and platforms, including “World News with Charles Gibson,” “Nightline,” and “Good Morning America,” as well as ABC News Radio and ABC News Now.

While on assignment in Russia, Ward covered the Russian presidential elections. She was in Georgia during Russia’s invasion of the country’s territory. Prior to October 2007, Ward was stationed in Beirut and worked as a Fox News journalist. She covered Saddam Hussein’s assassination, the 2007 Iraq War troop surge, Beirut Arab University riots, and the 2007 Bikfaya explosions. Among those she interviewed were General David Petraeus, Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Barham Salih, and Lebanese President Emile Lahoud. She also served alongside US troops in Iraq, most notably at Baqubah.

Journalism Abroad

Ward began her CBS career as a foreign news journalist in October 2011. She began working as a fill-in anchor on CBS This Morning in January 2014 and was a contributor to 60 Minutes. Ward and her colleagues were subjected to sniper fire and aerial bombing in Aleppo, Syria, for their first 60 Minutes investigation in 2012, when they presented one of the first investigations on the development of Islamic extremism within the opposition. Ward covered the Egyptian uprising in July 2013, filming in the same place where CBS correspondent Lara Logan was sexually raped a few years earlier.

She reported on the Syrian revolt, Chinese civil rights activist Chen Guangcheng’s stay at the US Embassy in Beijing, and associated US-China talks and the 2014 Ukrainian revolution. Ward joins CNN on September 21, 2015, and will be reporting across all platforms for the network. She will remain in London to work. On August 8, 2016, she addressed a United Nations Security Council meeting on the situation in civil war-torn Aleppo, drawing on her 10+ years of experience as a war correspondent. Ward took over as CNN’s primary foreign correspondent in July 2018, succeeding Christiane Amanpour. In 2019, she was one of the first Western journalists to report on life in Taliban-controlled areas of Afghanistan.

Courageous Journalism

According to evidence disclosed in August 2020, Ward and her colleagues were apparently under surveillance in the Central African Republic in May 2019. In a joint investigation by The Insider and Bellingcat in partnership with CNN and Der Spiegel in December 2020, she exposed how Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) personnel followed Alexei Navalny for years, including just before his poisoning in August 2020. Ward’s reporting in Myanmar in 2021 was criticized by local media as “parachute journalism” that “serves no purpose other than pursuing bigger ratings” and endangered the lives and families of 11 of her interview subjects. Ward covered the Taliban surge in Afghanistan in August 2021, conducting interviews with Taliban leaders and front-line soldiers.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Hair color

Height in feet inches – 5’ 11” – in Centimeters – 180 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 63 kg  –  in Pounds –  138 lbs
Body Measurements 35-24-35
Bra Size 32A
Waist Size 24 inches
Hips Size 35 inches
Shoe Size 8 (U.S.)
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Slim

Social Media Details

Clarissa Ward does not have an official presence on social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok.

Trivia

  • Ward’s perspective on female strength, bravery, and horror in conflict zones are unusual.
  • Ward has worked in Syria, Egypt, and Afghanistan, and has been based in Baghdad, Beirut, Beijing, and Moscow.
  • She was recognized for her contributions to the inquiry into the death of Jamal Khashoggi.
  • As CNN’s Chief International Correspondent, she has received numerous Peabody and Murrow awards, and she has also reported for Fox, CBS, and ABC.
  • Ward has received seven Emmy Awards, two George Foster Peabody Awards, an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award, two Edward R. Murrow Awards for distinguished journalism, awards from the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association, the Overseas Press Club’s 2016 David Kaplan Award, and the International Center for Journalists’ Excellence in International Reporting Award.

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