Who is Clarissa Ward?
Clarissa Ward is a British-American journalist working at CNN as the chief international correspondent. She previously worked at CBS News n London and ABC News as a news correspondent based in Moscow.
How old is Clarissa Ward
Ward is 42 years old as of 2022. She was born on January 31, 1980, in London, England.
Clarissa Ward Parents
Ward was born to an American mother and a British father. Her parents Donna and Rodney Ward raised her both in New York and London. She studied at the Godstowe and Wycombe Abbey boarding schools in England and later graduated from Yale University in 2002.
Clarissa Ward Husband
Clarissa was married to her husband Philipp von Bernstorff in November 2016. Her husband is a fund manager. They met in 2007 at a dinner party in Moscow and got married 9 years later at London’s Chelsea Old Town Hall. Ward and her husband have two children.
Clarissa Ward CNN Salary
As the chief international correspondent for CNN, Ward earns an estimated annual salary of $327, 869.
Clarissa Ward CNN
Clarissa began her career at Fox News in 2003 as an overnight desk assistant. She was then promoted to various roles in 2004 where she was the assignment editor, field producer, and correspondent in Beirut. While at Fox News she covered stories such as the capture of Saddam Hussein, and the deaths of Yasir Arafat and Pope John Paul II.
While in Beirut, Ward covered the execution of Saddam Hussein, the Iraq War troop surge of 2007, the Beirut Arab University riots, and the 2007 Bikfaya bombings. She has interviewed notable figures such as Gen. David Petraeus, Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Barham Salih, and Lebanese President Emile Lahoud.
Ward then joined ABC News in October 2007 working as a correspondent based in Moscow. She reported for all ABC News broadcasts including World News with Charles Gibson, Nightline, and Good Morning America, as well as ABC News Radio, and ABC News Now. O.
She then joined CBS News as a foreign news correspondent in October 2011. She was a fill-in anchor for CBS This Morning and was also a contributor for 60 Minutes.
Ward joined CNN in September 2015 as a correspondent for all CNN’s platforms based in London. She became the chief international correspondent for CNN in July 2018 succeeding Christiane Amanpour.
In 2022, Ward was deployed in Ukraine to cover the Russian invasion of Ukraine. She reported from both Kharkviv and also Kyiv where she reported on the challenges of Ukrainian refugees.
Clarissa Ward Baby
Ward has a 1 years old and four-year-old son. While she was deployed in Ukraine, she revealed that it was hard and painful to Facetime her babies who were back home with her husband and, her parents and their two nannies.
During an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, she said;
“Because I feel like there is guilt as a parent with being away from your kids even if you know it’s for good reasons and even if you feel pretty confident that in the long run, they’re going to be glad you did the work that you did.”
Is Clarissa Ward still married?
Yes, Clarissa got married to her husband Philipp von Bernstorff in November 2016. They met in 2007 at a dinner party in Moscow and got married 9 years later at London’s Chelsea Old Town Hall. Ward and her husband have two children.
What does Clarissa Ward’s husband do?
Her husband is a fund manager.
Does Clarissa Ward speak Russian?
Clarissa is fluent in French and Italian. She is also conversational in Russian, Arabic, and Spanish, and knows basic Mandarin Chinese.
How much does Clarissa Ward earn?
Clarissa earns an estimated annual salary of $327, 869. as the chief international correspondent for CNN