Awards and recognition
1991, Breakthrough Award from "Women, Men and Media"
1992, Livingston Award for Young Journalists
1993, George Polk Award for Television Reporting, 1996).
1993, George Foster Peabody awards
1994, Woman of the Year, New York Chapter of "Women in Cable"
1994, Courage in Journalism Award, International Women's Media Foundation
1996, George Polk Award for Television Reporting
1997, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree, Emory University
1997, Nymphe d’Honneur at the Monte Carlo Television Festival
1998, George Foster Peabody awards
2002, Edward R. Murrow Award for Distinguished Achievement in Broadcast Journalism
2002, Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism, at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government
2005, International Emmy, International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
2006, Honorary citizen, city of Sarajevo
2006, Honorary doctorate degree from the University of Michigan for her contributions to journalism
2007, CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours
Director on the board of the Committee to Protect Journalists
Fellow, Society of Professional Journalists
Nine Emmy news/documentary awards
Major role in two DuPont awards given to CNN
Major role in a Golden CableACE award given to CNN
Honorary Board Member of the Daniel Pearl Foundation
Sigma Chi Award (SDX) for her reports from Goma, Zaire
Forbes magazine named her one of the 100 Most Powerful Women
WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival Gold Award
POP Award, by "Cable Positive"