Clarissa Ward : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children and Salary

Clarissa Ward is an American television journalist who is currently chief international correspondent for CNN know all about her in this article as like her Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children and Salar

  Bio
Name Clarissa Ward
Birthdate ( Age) 31 January 1980
Place of Birth  New York, New York, United States
Nationality American
Marital Status  Married
Husband/Partner Philipp von Bernstorff (m. 2016)
Children Ezra Albrecht Nikolas Nour
Father Rodney Ward
Mother Donna Ward
Profession American television journalist
Net Worth $2 million
Last Update August 2021

Clarissa Ward is an American television journalist who is currently chief international correspondent for CNN.She was formerly with CBS News, based in London. Before her CBS News position, Ward was a Moscow-based news correspondent for ABC News programs.

Clarissa Ward and Husband Philipp von Bernstorff

In August, 2021, Ward reported on the Taliban surge in Afghanistan, including interviews with Taliban leaders and people behind the battle lines.

Early Life and Family

Ward’s family is from London, U.K. and New York City.She graduated from Yale University and holds an honorary doctor of letters degree from Middlebury College.Ward began her career as an overnight desk assistant at Fox News in 2003. From 2004 to 2005, Ward was an assignment editor for Fox News in New York City.

 She worked on the international desk coordinating coverage for stories such as the capture of Saddam Hussein, the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 and the deaths of Yasir Arafat and Pope John Paul II.

In 2006, Ward worked as a field producer for Fox News. She produced coverage of the Israeli-Lebanese war, the kidnapping of Gilad Shalit and subsequent Israeli military action in the Gaza Strip, the trial of Saddam Hussein and the 2005 Iraqi constitutional referendum.

Clarissa Ward Husband

Ward is married to Philipp von Bernstorff, a fund manager,whom she met at a 2007 dinner party in Moscow and married in November 2016 at London’s Chelsea Old Town Hall.They have two children together, Ezra Albrecht Nikolas Nour  and Caspar Hugo Augustus Idris.

Clarissa Ward Net Worth

Clarissa Ward  is an American television journalist who is currently chief international correspondent for CNN who has an estimated Net Worth of between $2 million in 2021. 

Professional Career

Prior to October 2007, Ward was based in Beirut and worked as a correspondent for Fox News. She covered the execution of Saddam Hussein, the Iraq War troop surge of 2007, the Beirut Arab University riots and the 2007 Bikfaya bombings. She conducted interviews with notable figures such as Gen. David Petraeus, Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Barham Salih and Lebanese President Emile Lahoud. She also spent time embedded with the U.S. military in Iraq, most notably in Baqubah.

From October 2007 to October 2010, Ward was an ABC News correspondent based in Moscow. She reported from Russia for all ABC News broadcasts and platforms, including World News with Charles Gibson, Nightline and Good Morning America, as well as ABC News Radio, and ABC News Now. On assignment in Russia, Ward covered the Russian Presidential elections. She was in Georgia at the time of the Russian intervention into Georgian territory.

Ward’s CBS career started as the network’s foreign news correspondent in October 2011. She was a contributor for 60 Minutes and served as a fill-in anchor on CBS This Morning beginning in January 2014.She covered many foreign news stories including the Syrian Uprising, Chinese civil rights activist Chen Guangcheng’s stay at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and subsequent United States – China negotiations, and the 2014 Ukrainian revolution.

On 21 September 2015, CNN announced that Ward was joining the network and reporting for all of CNN’s platforms. She will remain based in London. On August 8, 2016, she spoke at a United Nations Security Council meeting on the situation in the civil war-torn Aleppo, based on her 10+ years’ experience of being a war correspondent.

In July 2018, CNN named Ward its chief international correspondent, succeeding Christiane Amanpour in the role. In 2019, she became one of the first Western reporters to report on the life in the Taliban controlled areas of Afghanistan. In August 2020, reports emerged that Ward and her team were under surveillance while in the Central African Republic in May 2019.

In December 2020, in a joint investigation by The Insider and Bellingcat in co-operation with CNN and Der Spiegel, she reported how Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) members stalked Alexei Navalny for years, including just before his poisoning in August 2020.The investigation detailed a special unit of the FSB specializing in chemical substances and investigators tracked members of the unit using telecom and travel data.

In 2021, Ward’s reporting in Myanmar was criticized by local journalists for “parachute journalism that serves no purpose other than chasing higher ratings” and for endangering the lives and families of 11 of her interview subjects.In August, 2021, Ward reported on the Taliban surge in Afghanistan, including interviews with Taliban leaders and people behind the battle lines.

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