Ivan Watson Profile
Ivan Watson is an American award-winning journalist working as the senior international correspondent for CNN based at the network’s Asia-Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong. He has been working for the station since 2009.
Ivan Watson Career
Watson is a journalist who the past six years, has covered major regional news events such as the spread of the novel coronavirus across Asia, the Hong Kong protests, the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka, the Christchurch terrorist attack, the Lion Air plane crash, the Thai cave rescue, and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. He has also spearheaded long-form investigative pieces such as Borneo is Burning and Race to Save the Reef, both of which are 30-minute documentaries.
Watson spent 12 years in Istanbul before relocating to Hong Kong in 2014. During his tenure, he covered Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rise to power and the “Gezi Park” Occupy protests. He reported from Turkey on the deadly government crackdown on protesters in neighboring Syria, as well as the country’s descent into civil war. Watson also traveled to rebel-held areas of Syria on multiple occasions, while also documenting the influx of refugees into Turkey. He also reported on the ethnic and sectarian cleansing of hundreds of thousands of minority Christians and Yazidis in Iraq by ISIS.
Prior to joining CNN, Watson was a reporter for NPR, where he spent eight years covering major stories in the Middle East, Central Asia, and West Africa. The US invasion and troubled occupation of Iraq, as well as the US-led overthrow of the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001, were major stories. Prior to joining NPR, Watson worked as a CNN producer in Moscow in the late 1990s. Among other things, he also covered Russia’s war in Chechnya as well as the sinking of the Kursk submarine in the Arctic. Watson has also received numerous awards for his reporting throughout his career. Borneo is Burning, his documentary, won Best Current Affairs Programme at the ContentAsia Awards in 2020.
Ivan Watson Awards and Honors
Other awards include the Royal Television Society’s Best News Coverage for Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013 as well as two Emmys for coverage of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake. Watson also earned a BA in International Relations from Brown University. He is fluent in Russian and French.
Ivan Watson Age
Watson is 46 years old as of 2021. He was born on November 25, 1975, in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States. He celebrates his birthday on November 25 every year.
Quick Facts About Ivan Watson
|Full Name||Ivan Watson|
|Age||46 years old as of 2021|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Ivan Watson Height
Watson stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 7 inches.
Ivan Watson Family|parents
Information regarding Watson’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Ivan Watson’s Wife|married
Information about Watson’s dating life is not known for he has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight. It is therefore not known if Watson is engaged to someone or whether he is married. It is also not known if he has any children.
Ivan Watson Baby
Watson and his wife welcomed their first child together by the name of Ekaterina Watson on May 11, 2021. He shared the good news on his Instagram page with the caption: “In other news, it was a very busy Monday for the Watson family. We welcomed little Ekaterina into the world. My lovely wife worked REALLY hard on this project. These photos have been made with filters of love, gratitude, and many tears of joy.”
Ivan Watson Salary
Being one of the top journalists for CNN, Watson earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Ivan Watson’s Net Worth
Watson has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a senior international correspondent.
How many languages does Ivan Watson speak?
Watson is fluent in English, Russian, and French.
Ivan Watson CNN
At CNN Watson works alongside
- Brianna Keilar
- Brian Stelter
- Ana Cabrera
- Victor Blackwell
- Anna Stewart
- Vedika Sud
- Lynn Smith
- Michael Smerconish
- Sara Sidner
- Dan Simon
- Sunlen Serfaty
- Clare Sebastian
- Jessica Schneider
- Andy Scholes
- Jim Sciutto