Ivan Watson

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Date of Birth November 25, 1975
Place of Birth Atlanta, Georgia
Age 44 years old
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Ivan Watson

Ivan Watson is a senior international correspondent for CNN based out of Hong Kong. Earlier in his career he was a producer for CNN based in Russia and was then a reporter for NPR. Watson has covered civil unrest in Egypt, the Second Chechen War, Haiti, conflicts in West Africa, the war in Iraq, and the War In Afghanistan. Watson was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from Brown University in 1997 with a degree in international relations. He has reported from Moscow and for NPR based in Istanbul, Turkey before rejoining CNN in 2009. In 2000 Watson reported for NPR in West Africa. He then covered Afghanistan from 2001 for five years and was based out of Istanbul, Turkey. He was detained for 30 minutes during a protest in Turkey. Watson has a Russian Orthodox background and was a Moscow based reporter for CNN in the 1990s. Watson has also covered the war in Ukraine.

About Ivan Watson

Journalist most famous for his time as CNN's senior international correspondent based in Hong Kong. He has earned widespread praise for his coverage of Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution, the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the Arab Spring and more.

Before Fame

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations from Brown University.


He won the News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Newscast in 2011 and 2012.

Family Life

He has a younger sister and a younger brother.


He reported on the fall of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

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