Tim Franks Bio, Wiki
Tim Franks is a British Presenter/Reporter/Correspondent working with BBC World Service Radio as a Presenter for Newshour, the flagship news and current affairs program. Additionally, she occasionally works with BBC News London as a Presenter for Hardtalk. He, in addition, works on documentaries across BBC TV and radio.
Tim Franks Dates of Birth
Franks was born on the 14th of May 1968 in Moseley, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. He is 53 years old as of 2021.
Tim Franks Measurements
He stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 7 inches.
Tim Franks Education
Franks was educated at King Edwards School located in Birmingham. Later on, he joined Wadham College in Oxford University where he obtained a 2:1 Bachelor of Arts Degree honours in Oriental Studies(Chinese).
Tim Franks Work Experience
Franks works with the BBC World Service Radio and BBC News London as a Presenter. Previously, he was an award-winning foreign correspondent still working with the BBC News team. He joined the BBC News team in the year 1990 where he was working as a World Service Production Trainee. He had spent about five years working as a reporter, part-time presenter and producer.
The year 1995 saw him work as an appointed World Service Political Reporter where he was based in Westminister and also as the World Service Political Correspondent in the year 1997. There, he not only covered British politics but also events in Northern Ireland. Among the events, he covered while there includes the Good Friday Agreement, the breakdown of the IRA ceasefire in the year 1996, and civil disorder over the Parades in Northern Ireland.
The year 1999 saw him become a political correspondent for domestic BBC TV and radio which includes a spell as the political correspondent for Today. He started presenting the World at One and also started contributing to the arts pages of the New Statesman magazine from time to time.
The year 2001 saw him become a BBC Foreign Correspondent. Then, his posting was to Washington in the six months after the September 11th attacks. March of 2002 saw him begin a five-year tour duty as a Europe correspondent based in Brussels. Additionally, he was reporting from across Europe in addition to reporting during the war of 2003. Later on, in the year 2004, his training for the London marathon coincided with a month spent in Baghdad. Additionally, he was also used as an occasional presenter on the Today program. The year 2007 saw him being appointed as BBC Middle East Correspondent where he was based in Jerusalem.
He was broadcasting across the region but his focus was particularly on Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. His report in the year 2008 was about witnessing a deadly attack in Jerusalem where it drew complaints from the public for its graphic nature. The year 2009 saw him win a Bayeux-Calvados Award for war correspondents for reporting of his piece on Dr Izzeldin Abuelaisk who lost around three daughters in Israel’s offensive during the Gaza War. In his three and a half year career in the region, he kept a diary, which BBC regularly published. His farewell address From Our Own Correspondent, which was dealing with the relationship between his Judaism and his journalism, garnered wide attention.
The year 2010 saw him return to London where he was taking up a role as BBC Sports Correspondent. This is a position he combined with occasional presenting on Newshour on BBC World Service, Hradtalk on BBC World News, and radio documentaries. December 2012 saw him make reports for Newshour on the activities of the Greek far-right that made headlines in Greece.
May of 2003 saw him join Newshour full-time as the main evening presenter. Additionally, he continues to present Hardtalk from time to time. November of 2013 saw him secure the first broadcast interview. This was ten months earlier than Oprah Winfrey, with former cyclist Lance Armstrong since Armstrong’s confession that he had used performance-enhancing drugs.
Tim Franks Net Worth
In Franks’ career as a Presenter/Reporter/Correspondent, he has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.
Tim Franks Earnings/Income
He receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.
Tim Franks Parents and Siblings
Franks was born and raised in Moseley, Birmingham, the United Kingdom to his loving and caring parents. He manages to keep information about his family away from the public, however, we will update the information once it’s available.
Tim Franks Spouse
He is married to his wife, Abbie Gordon Gray. Franks, however, manages to keep information regarding his wife away from the limelight. He frequently shares photos of family time on his Instagram account. We will update this information once it’s available to the public.
Tim Franks Kids
The duo are proud parents to their children whom they greatly love. However, he shares no information in relation to his children but frequently shares photos of his family on his Instagram account. We will update this information once it’s available to the public.
Tim Franks Twitter
He is vocal on his Twitter account where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 9,245 followers, around.