Clarissa Ward

Chief International Correspondent, CNN

Clarissa Ward

Clarissa Ward is CNN’s multi-award-winning chief international correspondent. Currently based in London, she has spent nearly two decades reporting from front lines in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, and Ukraine for CNN, ABC, CBS, and Fox News. 

Ward is the recipient of nine Emmy Awards, two George Foster Peabody Awards, three Alfred I duPont-Columbia Awards, two Edward R Murrow Awards, and a George Polk Award, among others. She is the author of On All Fronts: The Education of a Journalist, which details her career as a conflict reporter. In the past year, she has spent more than five months in Ukraine covering Russia’s invasion. She reported extensively from Afghanistan on life under Taliban control, a story she covered live on the streets of the capital as it played out in August 2021.

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