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Frank Gardner

Security Correspondent at BBC

Frank Gardner is the BBC’s full-time security correspondent, covering global security stories from the Arctic to Afghanistan, Yemen to Colombia, and Ukraine. He holds a degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies and served as an Infantry Officer in the British Army Reserve. In 2004, he was shot six times by terrorists while on assignment in Saudi Arabia but survived with significant injuries. He was awarded an OBE by Queen Elizabeth II for Services to Journalism and voted Journalist of the Year. Mr Gardner has written five bestselling books, including his autobiography Blood and Sand(2006) describing his years living in the Middle East and his latest novel Outbreak (2021).
Updated: March 13, 2022