Clarissa Ward CNN, Bio, Age, Height, Languages, Husband,Salary and Net Worth

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Clarissa Ward Biography

Clarissa Ward is a British- America television journalist now working as CNN’s multi-award-winning chief international correspondent based in London. Additionally, She is also the host of the limited series podcast from CNN Audio, Tug of War.

Clarissa Ward Age

Ward was born on January 31, 1980, in London, United Kingdom. Now, she is 42 years old and holds British- American nationality.

Clarissa Ward Education

Ward graduated with distinction from Yale University, and in 2013 earned an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Middlebury College in Vermont.

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Clarissa Ward Height

Ward stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches(1.68m) tall. Furthermore, she weighs around 63kg.

Clarissa Ward Parents

Ward is the daughter of Rodney Ward, an investment banker in Hong Kong, and Donna Ward, an interior designer. She is originally from London, United Kingdom. Additionally, her father is British and her mother is American.

Clarissa Ward Husband

Ward is married to Philipp von Bernstorff, a businessman and German Count. They got married in November 2016 at London’s Chelsea Old Town Hall. In addition, the couple met at a dinner party in Moscow, Russia, in 2007. Now, they reside in London.

Clarissa Ward Children

Ward is blessed with two children. Her firstborn son Ezra Albrecht Nikolas Nour was born on 2 March 2018. Currently, he is five years old. Her second-born baby, Caspar Hugo Augustus Idris von Bernstorff was welcomed on June 29, 2020. Now he is 3 years old.

Clarissa Ward CNN News

Ward is now working as CNN’s multi-award-winning chief international correspondent based in London. Additionally, she has spent nearly two years reporting from the front lines around the world from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Yemen to Ukraine and Georgia during the Russian incursion in 2008.

Ward also fronted ‘Shadow Over Europe,’ a CNN investigation into the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe in 2018. She moved to Poland, Germany, and France to see how these countries were tackling this rise of anti-Semitic incidents and stereotypes. ‘Shadow Over Europe received recognition with a 2019 Edward R. Murrow Award in the News Series category for Television Networks.

She has won several awards for her reporting: Two George Foster Peabody Awards; two Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Awards; nine Emmy Awards; two Edward R. Murrow Awards for distinguished journalism; honors from the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association; and the 2017 David Kaplan Award from the Overseas Press Club.

This year she also collected the Ted Sorensen Award from Network 20/20 in recognition for “adeptly crafting the first draft of history. Additionally, she provided original insight into the people and events of our time.”

In 2016 she earned the prestigious Excellence in International Reporting Award from the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) for her outstanding war reporting in hotspots like Iraq and Syria.

In early 2016 Ward went undercover in rebel-held areas in Syria. There almost no Western journalists had visited in over a year — to report on what life was like there under the Russian and regime bombardment. Less than 24 hours after arriving, Ward witnessed an airstrike on a fruit market that left 11 dead. The entire ‘Undercover in Syria’ series of exclusive, award-winning reports from behind rebel lines can be found here. To date, ‘Undercover in Syria’ has received recognition with a Peabody Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award for ‘News Series’ and the Overseas Press Club’s David Kaplan Award.

As one of the last Western reporters to visit rebel-held Aleppo. Ward was asked to address a UN Security Council meeting on the embattled Syrian city in August 2016, stating “there are no winners in Aleppo.”

Furthermore, Ward came to CNN in 2015 from CBS News. There she worked as a foreign correspondent for four years and contributed regularly to ’60 Minutes.’

On an undercover assignment to Syria in 2014, she interviewed two Western fighters about why they came to the jihad there. One of the jihadists was a young Somali-American from the Midwest, making Ward the only Western journalist to have interviewed an American jihadist fighter inside Syria since the start of the civil war.

During his time at CBS Ward interviewed world leaders like U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2012. She also interviewed Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in 2013, challenging them both on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s brutal crackdown inside Syria.

Prior to coming to CBS Ward spent two years in Moscow and two years in Beijing for ABC News. She also worked on the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Also the 2008 global food crisis, there her coverage earned an Emmy Award for Business and Financial Reporting.

Before joining ABC News, Ward was based in the Middle East for Fox News Channel, covering the execution of Saddam Hussein and other key stories in the region in addition to interviewing notable figures like General David Petraeus and Lebanese President Emile Lahoud.

Ward’s career in journalism began in 2002 as an intern at CNN’s Moscow bureau. In addition, she has since been based in Baghdad, Beijing, Beirut, Moscow, New York, and London.

Clarissa Ward Languages

Ward speaks fluent French and Italian, conversational Russian, Arabic and Spanish, and basic Mandarin.

Clarissa Ward Salary

Ward receives an annual salary ranging from $58,544 – $143,769. However, details about the exact amount of salary she earns are currently not available.

Clarissa Ward’s Net Worth

Ward, a British- American television journalist now working as a multi-award-winning chief international correspondent has an estimated net worth of $5 Million