​Amanpour Husband Resign From Port Authority After 10 Months​​

Christiane Amanpour confirmed that her husband James Rubin did resign as commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Amanpour, through a spokesman for the Port Authority, said that James Rubin’s last day was Wednesday. He was appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo less than 10 months ago.

Rubin was the State Department’s chief spokesman under President Bill Clinton. Before entering government, he was a journalist and a professor.

Rubin led the Port Authority’s security committee and was a member of its operations committee. Cuomo also appointed him as a counselor to the state’s Empire State Development Corporation.

Rubin will be a scholar in residence at Oxford University’s Rothermere American Institute.

In an interview on Saturday, Rubin said he plans to move to London with his wife, Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s chief international correspondent, and their son to work on several projects, including a book about America’s use of military force abroad.

The New York State Senate confirmed Rubin as a Port Authority commissioner less than a year ago. He served as chairman of the security committee and was also senior adviser at the Empire State Development Corporation, the agency that leads New York’s economic development efforts.

Rubin, who served under President Bill Clinton as the State Department’s chief spokesman, has changed roles frequently since marrying Amanpour in 1998 and subsequently leaving government. He was a professor of international relations at the London School of Economics from 2001 to 2004 and a news anchor and commentator for Sky News from 2005 to 2007. He also worked short stints as a host on PBS and a professor at Columbia University.