Clarissa Ward Profile
Clarissa Ward is an American award-winning television journalist currently working as the chief international correspondent for CNN based in London. She joined CNN in 2015.
Clarissa Ward Education
She graduated with honors from Yale University and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Middlebury College in Vermont in 2013.
Clarissa Ward Career
Ward is the chief international correspondent for CNN based in London who has been reporting from the front lines all over the world for more than 15 years, from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Yemen to Ukraine, and Georgia (during the Russian incursion in 2008), and Iran. She is the author of ‘On All Fronts: The Education of a Journalist,’ a new memoir that details her singular career as a conflict reporter and how she has documented the violent remaking of the world from close range. She was named 2019 Reporter/Correspondent of the Year by the Gracies. Ward investigated the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny in late 2020, uncovering new evidence identifying Russian security services who followed Navalny for more than 30 trips over the course of three years.
Ward interviewed Navalny at an undisclosed location in Germany as part of this joint investigation with Bellingcat, even showing him photographs of the agents who tracked him, and confronted a suspected member of the elite toxins team at his home outside Moscow. She also looked into Russian trolls operating in Ghana and Nigeria to incite racial tensions and social unrest in the United States last year. She traveled to one of the operation’s headquarters in Ghana for this months-long investigation, where she interviewed one of the trolls and tracked down the person running the operation, a Ghanaian who lives in Russia.
Ward investigated Russia’s use of mercenaries in a two-part CNN series, ‘Putin’s Private Army,’ in 2019. In 2019, she was on the ground in Syria when Turkey launched a military operation in northern Syria targeting America’s Kurdish partners. She also covered the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi extensively in 2018, even obtaining exclusive footage showing a Saudi operative posing as Khashoggi in an attempt to cover up the killing.
She has also contributed to CNN’s breaking news coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic and the early 2020 crisis between the United States and Iran, following the story from the United States, Iraq (including the site of an Iranian missile attack), and Ukraine. Ward was also the host of ‘Shadow Over Europe,’ a CNN investigation into the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe in 2018, traveling to Poland, France, and Poland to see how these countries were dealing with anti-Semitic incidents and stereotypes. For ‘Shadow over Europe,’ she received a 2019 Edward R. Murrow Award in the News Series category for Television Networks.
Quick Facts About Clarissa Ward
|Full Name||Clarissa Ward|
|Age||41 years old as of 2021|
|Spouse||Philipp von Bernstorf|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Kristie Lu Stout of CNN is a war correspondent covering the Syrian civil war. She has received numerous awards for her reporting. Ward joined CNN in 2015 after four years as a foreign correspondent for CBS News. Since the beginning of the civil war, she is the only Western journalist to have interviewed an American jihadist fighter inside Syria. Ward was asked to speak at a UN Security Council meeting on the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo in August 2016, stating that “there are no winners in Aleppo.” The entire award-winning ‘Undercover in Syria’ series of reports from behind rebel lines can be found here.
The entire award-winning ‘Undercover in Syria’ series of reports from behind rebel lines can be found here. The complete interview with Kristie Ward is available here. The entire interview can be viewed on CNN iReport, but only in HD. Ward began his journalism career as an intern at CNN’s Moscow bureau in 2002. She has worked in Baghdad, Beijing, Beirut, Moscow, New York, and London since then.
Clarissa Ward Age
Ward is 41 years old as of 2021. She was born on 31 January 1980 in New York, New York, United States. She celebrates her birthday on 31 January every year.
Clarissa Ward Height
Ward stands at a height of 5 feet and 11 inches(1.8m).
Clarissa Ward Family
Clarissa is the daughter of Rodney Ward and Donna Ward. Information regarding Ward’s siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Clarissa Ward Husband|wedding
Ward is married to fund manager Philipp von Bernstorf, whom she met at a dinner party in Moscow in 2007 and married in November 2016 at London’s Chelsea Old Town Hall. They have two children: Ezra Albrecht Nikolas Nour, born on March 2, 2018, and Caspar Hugo Augustus Idris, born on June 29, 2020.
Clarissa Ward Children
Ward and her husband are proud parents to their two children. On Monday, June 29th, 2020 at 9:29 am, the couple welcomed their second son by the name of Caspar Hugo Augustus Idris von Bernstorff. She shared the information on her Instagram page with the caption: “On Monday, June 29th, 2020 at 929am Caspar Hugo Augustus Idris von Bernstorff was born and three became four. The most blissful blessing! ????????”
Clarissa Ward Salary
Being one of the top journalists for CNN, Ward earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Clarissa Ward’s Net Worth
Ward has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as the chief international correspondent.
Clarissa Ward injury
As a young foreign correspondent in Baghdad, covering the Iraq War in 2005, Clarissa Ward’s first “real brush with death” didn’t terrify her the way she thought it might. “It’s a very strange feeling because it’s utterly unemotional,” said Ward, who was embedded with the U.S. army, covering the war for Fox News Channel, when multiple suicide bombers attacked her compound.
“I had always thought that when you are in a real situation where you think you might die, that you’d be sort of crying or thinking that you want your parents or your loved ones,” she told The Current’s, Matt Galloway. Instead, she remembers going into “an almost zombie frame of mind, where you’re just trying to get your run bag and get into the panic room.”
Clarissa Ward speaks How many languages
Ward is fluent in speaking quite a number of languages including Russian, French, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and Arabic.
Clarissa Ward’s face surgery
Ward’s fans are curious to know if Clarissa underwent face surgery because they have noticed some changes in her face.
Clarissa Ward CNN
At CNN Ward works alongside
- Brianna Keilar
- Brian Stelter
- Ana Cabrera
- Victor Blackwell
- Anna Stewart
- Vedika Sud
- Jake Tapper
- Patrick Snell
- Isa Soares
- Nick Valencia
- Derek Van Dam
- Bob Van Dillen