James Rubin is a former American diplomat and journalist who is the ex husband of Christiane Amanpour the Chief International Anchor for CNN and host of CNN International’s nightly interview program Amanpour.
Rubin married Christiane Amanpour in 1998. They returned to New York City in 2010, after living in London, England, and renting an apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
He, his wife, and their son, Darius John Rubin born 2000, returned to London permanently in 2013. In July 2018, it was announced that Rubin and Amanpour were divorcing.
Rubin was the chair of International Policy and Strategy at Ballard Partners in Washington, DC, until June 2020. He was also a contributing editor at Politico, where he wrote about US foreign policy and world affairs.
On June 1, 2021, Rubin moved to Paris to serve as diplomatic counselor to the newly elected Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
His responsibilities at the OECD include advising Secretary General Cormann on global issues and diplomacy with key countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
James Rubin served as the Clinton Administration’s Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs from 1997 to 2000.