Clarissa Ward.. Awesome…

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Clarissa
Ward

Foreign… correspondent…

For… CNN…

Was swathed… in black

Tall… slim…

Lanky…

Eyes… beautiful…

Intelligent… expressive…

Compassionate…

Cutting-edge cheekbones… within the boundaries of an elegant face… alabaster-white complexion contrasting astonishingly well against her black robes… an Arabian “abaya” and headdress…

She looked… awesome…

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Watching Clarissa… negotiating her way in the extremely dangerous rebel-controlled territories in Syria… fills one with awe and admiration for this incredibly courageous… extraordinary woman…

We wanted to see for ourselves what life is like under the bombs”… she confided…

But her very real concern was the risk of Russian air-strikes…

There’s a sickening moment between hearing the planes and waiting for them to drop their payload.  A pit forms in your stomach.  You know you could die.

She continued…

To be standing on the ground and capturing it in HD… the reality of living under this kind of constant bombardment that is entirely unpredictable was extremely powerful and of course harrowing.  But I knew at that point we were doing the right thing by being there“.

Amazing woman…

Clarissa Ward… born January 30th, 1980 hails from London, U.K, and New York.  She is a multi-award winning Senior International Correspondent based in CNNs London bureau.

Her career in journalism started in 2002 as an intern at CNN Moscow bureau.  She has since been based in Baghdad, Beijing, Beirut, Moscow, New York, and London as a foreign correspondent with ABC News, then with CBS News where she distinguished herself with her in-depth, high risk reporting from Syria, where she has entered the country more than a dozen times since the start of the civil war in 2011, most recently for a CNN special report in March 2016 entitled “Undercover in Syria“.

Ward, who speaks six languages, including Arabic, French, Italian, Russian, Mandarin, and Spanish… graduated with distinction from Yale University.  Also, she received an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Middlebury College in Vermont.

As if that does not suffice, Ward has also received the Edward R. Murrow Award for distinguished journalism and a George Foster Peabody Award… among others too many to mention…

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Is… inspirational…

I… so

Clarissa Ward in Yemen

Look… forward…

To watching her… on CNN

Often.

She… is

What… so many others…

Are… not

She’s… a woman…

Of… substance…

I… salute…

Her…

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