Frank Gardner has been the BBC’s Security Correspondent since 2002, covering global security stories from Afghanistan to Colombia and the Arctic. He has a degree in Arabic & Islamic Studies and was awarded an OBE by The Queen for services to journalism. It was in 2004, while filming with the BBC in Saudi Arabia, that he and his cameraman were ambushed by terrorists. Frank was shot multiple times and left for dead. He survived and returned to active news reporting within a year. He still travels extensively.
His bestselling memoir, Blood and Sand, was published a year later. He has since written two bestselling novels: Crisis and Ultimatum.