Clarissa Ward

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Clarissa Ward
BornClarissa Ward
1980
New York, U.S.
EducationYale University
OccupationJournalist
Years active2003–present
Notable credit(s)CBS News
 
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Clarissa Ward
BornClarissa Ward
1980
New York, U.S.
EducationYale University
OccupationJournalist
Years active2003–present
Notable credit(s)CBS News

Clarissa Ward (born in 1980) is an American television journalist who is currently foreign correspondent with CBS News, based in London. Prior to her CBS News position, Ward was a Moscow-based news correspondent for ABC News program.[1]

Early life[edit]

Studied at Yale University.[2]

Family[edit]

Ward's family is from London, U.K. and New York, U.S..[2]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Ward began her career as an overnight desk assistant at Fox News in 2003. From 2004-2005, Ward was an assignment editor for Fox News in New York. She worked on the international desk coordinating coverage for stories such as the capture of Saddam Hussein, the Indian Ocean tsunami and the deaths of Yasir Arafat and Pope John Paul II. In 2006, Ward worked as a field producer for Fox News Channel. In that role she produced coverage of events throughout the Middle East, including the Israeli-Lebanese war, the kidnapping of Gilad Shalit and subsequent military action into Gaza, the trial of Saddam Hussein and the referendum on the Iraqi constitution. Prior October 2007, Ward was based in Beirut and worked as a correspondent for Fox News Channel in the Middle East. She covered major events in the region, including the execution of Saddam Hussein, the Baghdad surge, the Beirut Arab University riots and the Ain al Alaq bus bombings. She conducted interviews with notable figures such as Gen. David Petraeus, Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Barham Saleh and Lebanese President Emile Lahoud. She also spent time embedded with the U.S. military in Iraq, most notably in the restive city of Baqubah.[2]

ABC News[edit]

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, 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 Georgia territory. Ward was transferred to Beijing to serve as the ABC News Asian Correspondent, where she covered the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan. She has also covered the war in Afghanistan.[1]

CBS News[edit]

Ward's CBS career started as the network's foreign news correspondent in October 2011. She has covered major foreign news stories including Chen Guangcheng's stay at the US Embassy in Beijing and subsequent negotiations between the US and China. Ward was recognized by a Peabody Award on May 21, 2012 in New York for her independent journalistic coverage inside Syria during the Syrian uprising.[3] In July 2013 Ward was reporting on the unrest in Egypt and was filming in same area where CBS correspondent Lara Logan had been sexually assaulted a few years prior.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Clarissa Ward CBS Bio". CBSNews.com (CBS Broadcasting). 2012-06-04. Archived from the original on 2012-06-04. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  2. ^ a b c "Clarissa Ward Bio". ABCNews.go.com (ABC Broadcasting). 2012-06-04. Archived from the original on 2012-06-04. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  3. ^ "Dream Jobs Clarissa Ward". Forbes.com (Forbes). 2012-06-04. Archived from the original on 2012-06-04. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 

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