Clarissa Ward

  Female      American      Journalist

  Born : Jan 30, 1980  

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Clarissa Ward (born January 30, 1980) is an American television journalist who is currently foreign correspondent with 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 program.

Graduated from Yale University and holds an honorary doctor of letters degree from Middlebury College.

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

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. 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 to 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...

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