Born 1960 in New York City to Jewish parents, James Philip Rubin was a U.S. assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs and the Department’s chief spokesman from 1997 to 2000.
He now lives in London, England, with his wife Christiane Amanpour, a reporter for CNN, and their son Darius.
After serving as chief foreign policy spokesman for General Wesley Clark’s presidential campaign, Rubin worked for Democratic nominee John Kerry, serving as a senior advisor for national security affairs.
Rubin graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in political science in 1982, and an M.A. in International Affairs in 1984.
He served as a visiting professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics.
He is formerly the lead news anchor of World News Tonight on Sky News.