Throughout Parisa’s career she has collected many

distinguished industry awards for her 

individual work and also her

collaborative and philanthropic efforts.

Some of the awards include:


2018 Honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, with all

its rights and privileges, College of Saint Rose

2018 Leadership Award of Excellence in Media & Human Rights,

SHEROES United

2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from IAWF


2014 Peabody Award for CNN’s Coverage of The Kidnapped Nigerian School Girls


2014 Monte Carlo Television Awards, Best 24 hour News Program –

Ukraine unrest


2014 AIB Awards, The Downing of Flight MH17


2014 Zoroastrian Congress, Faith and Unity Award


2013 Headliner Awards 1st place, CNN Coverage of Egypt Unrest


2013 Headliner Awards 2nd place, Return to Benghazi


2013 New York Festivals, Silver Medal Best Interview, Amanpour –

President Rouhani of Iran


2013 Royal Television Society Award, News Channel of the Year,

CNN International


2013 Legendary Awards, Humanitarian Award


2012 Peabody Award for CNN’s Coverage of Inside Syria and Homs


2012 Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage – Revolution in Egypt


2012 IRE Medal for Investigative Reporting – Benghazi: US Consulate Attack


2012 Edward R. Murrow Award, CNN Reporting from Inside Syria


2012 Royal Television Society Award, News Channel of the Year, CNN International


2011 Peabody Award for CNN’s Reporting of The Arab Spring


2011 SPJ – Public Service in Television Journalism, The CNN Freedom Project


2010 Peabody Award for CNN’s Coverage of Gulf Oil Spill


2010 Golden Nymph awarded to CNN for its 24-hour news coverage of the

earthquake in Haiti


2008 Ellis Island Medal of Honor recognizing Parisa as a distinguished American


2007 Edward R. Murrow Award for CNN’s coverage of the Middle East Conflict


2006 duPont Award for CNN’s Coverage of The Tsunami Disaster in South Asia


2005 Peabody Award for CNN: Hurricane Katrina


2004 Overseas Press Club for CNN’s Anatomy of a Raid


2003 CINE Award for CNN’s War in Iraq: The Road to Baghdad


2002 Overseas Press Club Award for CNN’s post 9-11 coverage


2001 Edward R. Murrow Award for CNN’s coverage of Sierra Leone


1995 duPont Award for CNN’s coverage of the Moscow uprising


1995 Overseas Press Club for CNN’s coverage of the Moscow uprising


1994 duPont Award for CNN’s coverage of Bosnia


1993 Golden CableACE Award for CNN’s coverage of the Gulf War


1993 Emmy Award for CNN’s coverage of Somalia


1993 Emmy Award for CNN’s coverage of Somalia


1993 Sigma Delta Chi Award for CNN’s coverage of Somalia


1992 Peabody Award for CNN’s coverage of attempted coup d’etat in the Soviet Union


1991 Peabody Institutional Award: CNN for its coverage of The Soviet Coup


1990 duPont Award for CNN’s Coverage of China


1990 Peabody Institutional Award: CNN for its Coverage of The Persian Gulf War


1989 Peabody Award for CNN’s Coverage of China