Christiane Amanpour has always been one of my favorites. She has been the eyes, ears, and mouthpiece for events and places around the world that I would never see for myself. I always trusted her to tell a story that perhaps no one else had the nerve to tell. I have no reason for that trust other than she seemed to go where other women feared to tread. She had just the international flair, or so it seemed, to be able to pull it off where the American-born somehow fell short.
Christiane Amanpour will be missed on CNN and I truly believe she is irreplaceable. I was not prepared for this loss. 27 years is a long time.