Clarissa Ward Bio | Wiki
Clarissa Ward is an American journalist. She currently works for CNN as their chief international correspondent based in London. For almost 20 years, Clarissa has been reporting from front lines across the world such as in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Georgia among many others. She cored news in 2008 during the Russian incursion. The Gracies named Clarissa as the 2019 reporter and Correspondent of the Year. Apart from journalism, she is also an author and has published the book ‘On All Fronts”.
In 2020, Clarissa did an investigation of the poisoning of Alexey Navalny, a Russian opposition leader. During the investigation, she uncovered new evidence, it identified the Russian security services trailing the Navalny for more than 30 trips over three years. As part of the investigation with Bellingcat, Clarissa interviewed Navalny at a private location in Germany. She managed to show him photos of his that tracked him. Clarissa also carried out an investigation on Russian trolls who operated in the West African nations of Ghana as well as Nigeria.
The investigation aimed at calming racial tensions and stir up social unrest in the US. During the investigation, Clarissa traveled to one of the operation’s headquarters located in Ghana. While there, she carried out an interview with one of the trolls members. She also tracked down a Ghanaian who was running the operation while living in Russia. Due to this extensive investigation, Clarissa was named a finalist of the Columbia University Award the 2021 Alfred I. DuPont. In Addition, Clarissa also contributed to the Covid-19 pandemic, CNN’s breaking news coverage. In early 2020 she reported on the crisis between the US and Iran.
Clarissa Ward Age
She was born on January 30, 1980, in New York, United States. Clarissa is 41 years old.
Clarissa Ward Height
She is a woman of average stature. Clarissa stands at a height of 5 ft 4 in ( Approx 1.6m).
Clarissa Ward Parents | Family
Her family originates from London, U.K., and relocated to New York City. Clarissa’s mother is called Donna Ward who is an interior designer. Her father is Rodney Word.
Clarissa Ward Wedding
She met her then-boyfriend and current husband in 2007 at a dinner party in Moscow. After their engagement, the two exchanged their wedding vows in November 2016 at London’s Chelsea Old Town Hall.
Clarissa Ward Husband
She is married to her lovely husband called Philipp von Bernstorf who is a fund manager. The couple is blessed with two children namely Ezra Albrecht Nikolas Nour who was born on 2 March 2018 as well as Caspar Hugo Augustus Idris who was born on 29 June 2020).
Clarissa Ward Languages Spoken
She speaks a number of languages fluently. They include French Italian, conversational Russian, Arabic, Spanish, as well as knows basic Mandarin Chinese.
Clarissa Ward Education
She is a graduate of Yale University. Clarissa holds Middlebury College’s honorary doctor of letters degree class of 2013.
Clarissa Ward Cnn
She started off with her career in journalism in 2002. Clarissa was an intern at CNN’s Moscow bureau. She was based in New York, Moscow, Beijing, Beirut, Baghdad, and London up to date. Clarissa became a CNN employee in 2015 after she left CBS News. At CBS, she worked as their a foreign correspondent for 4 years and regularly contributed to ’60 Minutes.’ In August 2016, Clarissa was requested to address a UN Security Council meeting on the embattled Syrian city as among the last Western reporters to visit rebel-held Aleppo.
In early 2016 Clarissa went as an undercover to rebel-held areas in Syria. She reported on how life was under the Russian regime bombardment. Before she joined ABC News, Clarissa was based in the Middle East working for Fox News Channel. While there, she covered the execution of Saddam Hussein among other key stories. Clarissa also had an opportunity to interview prominent people such as Lebanese President Emile Lahoud as well as General David Petraeus. Prior to joining CBS, Clarissa worked for two years in Moscow and another two years in Beijing for ABC News.
While there, she covered the 2008 global food crisis, the 2011 earthquake as well as the tsunami in Japan. This coverage won her an Emmy Award for excellence in Business and Financial Reporting. While working at CBS, Clarissa had another great opportunity to interviewed the world’s greatest leaders such as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2012 as well as Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in 2013. She managed to challenge the two great leaders on Syrian brutal crackdown by President Bashar al-Assad.
Clarissa’s colleagues at CNN include:
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Clarissa Ward Salary
As a CNN chief international correspondent, she earns a good salary. Clarissa’s average salary is $99,675 per year.
Clarissa Ward Net Worth
She has been in the journalism field since 2002. It clear that Clarissa has accumulated a decent wealth. Her estimated net worth is $2.3 million.
Is Clarissa Ward Married
Yes. She married her lovely husband Philipp von Bernstorf who is a fund manager. The couple is blessed with two children namely Ezra Albrecht Nikolas Nour who was born on 2 March 2018 as well as Caspar Hugo Augustus Idris who was born on 29 June 2020).
Who Is Clarissa Ward
She is CNN a chief international correspondent based in London. For almost 20 years, Clarissa has been reporting from front lines across the world such as in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Georgia among many others. In 2014, Clarissa was given an undercover assignment to Syria where she interviewed two Westernbosses about why they joined the jihad. One of the jihadists happened to be a young Somali-American from the Midwest. This made Clarissa the only journalist from the West to interview an American jihadist fighter in Syria since the civil war started.