Tim Franks Biography
Tim Franks is a skilled British journalist and radio presenter who presents Newshour, the flagship news and current affairs program on BBC World Service radio. In addition, he also from time to time, offers Hardtalk on BBC World News, and documentaries across BBC TV and radio.
Tim Franks Age
How old is Franks? He is 53 years old as of 2023. He was born on 14 May 1968 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. Franks celebrates his birthday on 14 May every year.
Tim Franks Education
He enrolled at King Edward’s School and graduate from Wadham College where he graduated with a 2:1 (B.A.Hons) in Oriental Studies (Chinese).
Tim Franks Height|Weight
He stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs
Tim Franks Family
He was born in Moseley, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, however, he has not revealed information regarding his family members.
Tim Franks Wife
Franks is happily married, hence he has not disclosed information regarding his wife. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Tim Franks Children
Franks and his wife are blessed with three children, hence he has not disclosed information regarding his children.
Tim Franks Career
Franks joined the BBC in 1990 as a World Service Production Trainee and worked as a producer, reporter, and part-time presenter for five years. In 1995, he was appointed World Service Political Reporter based in Westminster, and in 1997, he was promoted to World Service Political Correspondent. Moreover, he covered not only British politics, but also events in Northern Ireland, such as the breakdown of the IRA ceasefire in 1996, civil unrest in Northern Ireland over the Parades, and the Good Friday Agreement. In 1999, he started working as a political correspondent for the BBC’s domestic television and radio, including a stint as the political correspondent for Today.
Additionally, franks started presenting The World at One on occasion and contributing to the arts pages of the New Statesman magazine. Franks joined the BBC as a Foreign Correspondent in 2001. His first assignment was to Washington six months after the September 11th attacks. He began a five-year assignment as Europe Correspondent in Brussels in 2002. During the 2003 Iraq war, he reported from all over Europe, as well as from Iraq. His training for the London marathon in 2004 coincided with a month in Baghdad. During this time, he was also used as a guest presenter on the Today show. He was appointed BBC Middle East Correspondent in 2007, based in Jerusalem.
Tim Franks BBC
He broadcast throughout the region, with a special emphasis on Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. His 2008 television report about witnessing a deadly attack in Jerusalem drew public outrage due to its graphic nature. Franks received a Bayeux-Calvados Award for war correspondents in 2009 for his reporting on Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, who lost three daughters in Israel’s offensive during the Gaza War. Franks kept a diary during his three and a half years in the region, which the BBC regularly published. His farewell speech, From Our Own Correspondent, which addressed the relationship between his Judaism and his journalism, drew widespread attention.
Tim Franks Salary|Net Worth
He has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which he earned from his broadcasting career.
Social Media Platforms
Franks is very active on social media platforms and has over 9.2k followers on Twitter, 500 followers on Instagram, and over 4k followers on Facebook.