A Boy for Amanpour

12/12/1997 at 12:00 AM EST

CNN and "60 Minutes" correspondent Christiane Amanpour, 42, and her husband, U.S. State Department spokesman James Rubin, 40, welcomed a baby son on Monday. The boy was born in Washington, D.C., at 10:30 a.m. and was named Darius John, after an ancient Persian king, say sources. Amanpour, the world's highest-paid foreign correspondent, is half-Iranian. This is the couple's first child.

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