Who Are the Top-Rated Female Anchors of CNN?


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Some of the top-rated female anchors at CNN are Christiane Amanpour, Ashleigh Banfield and Brooke Baldwin. They have received awards and citations in the field of broadcasting and journalism.

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British-Iranian Christiane Amanpour hosts CNN International's nightly interview program "Amanpour." She is also its Chief International Correspondent. One of the world's most respected journalists and named by Forbes as one of the world's most powerful women, she has a large following of world leaders on Twitter.

Ashleigh Banfield hosts the weekday noontime program "Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield." Over the course of her career, she has received numerous awards, such as Outstanding Anchor during the 2008 Gracie Allen Awards, Telly Award in 2007 and National Headliner Award for her team's coverage from the Middle East of the "War on Terror."

Brooke Baldwin hosts the afternoon edition of CNN Newsroom and has anchored many newsbreaking stories such as the Boston marathon bombings and the Arab Spring. She was part of CNN's Peabody-award winning team that covered the Gulf oil spill disaster and her documentary "To Catch a Killer" won the silver medal for Best Investigative Report at the New York International Television & Film Awards in 2012.

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