Clarissa Ward

CNN senior international correspondent

Clarissa Ward is an award-winning television foreign correspondent. Born in London, she spent her childhood there and in New York, attending boarding school in the UK and then Yale University. Beginning her career at Fox News, she moved to ABC and CBS before joining CNN as senior international correspondent based in London.

She has reported many times from Syria, dodging gunfire and bombs and, on one occasion, confronting a jihadist with evidence that he had killed prisoners he claimed to have been protecting. She has also covered events in Yemen, Iraq and Afghanistan; the revolution in Ukraine; the Russian incursion into Georgia; and the 2011 earthquake and Tsunami in Japan. She has lived and worked in the Middle East, Russia and China and speaks six languages, including Arabic, Russian and Mandarin.