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Who is Frank Gardner?
Frank Gardner is better known by her birth name as Francis Rolleston Gardner OBE TD VR FRGS is a famous British journalist and author. Currently, he is the BBC’s Security Correspondent. He was commissioned into the British Army as a second lieutenant joining the Royal Green Jackets in September 1984. After working in various jobs in the Middle East, he joined in 1995, as a producer and reporter.
In 1997, he became the BBC’s first full-time Gulf correspondent before being appointed in 1999 as BBC Middle East correspondent. Frank decided to specialize in covering stories related to War on Terror after the 11 September attacks.
While reporting from Al-Suwaidi on June 6, 2004, a district of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, he was shot six times and was seriously injured in an attack by al-Qaida gunmen. one of his spinal nerves was hit and he was left paralyzed in the legs. He returned to reporting for the BBC in mid-2005 using a wheelchair or a frame. This was after 14 surgical operations, seven months in hospital, and several months of rehabilitation.
In the 2005 Birthday Honors, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to journalism. Also in November 2011, he was elected honorary president of the Ski Club of Great Britain. He is also a Patron of Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK). Frank was elected President of the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) in 2019. Gardner has written two non-fiction works as well as a series of novels featuring the fictional SBS officer-turned MI6 operative Luke Carlton.
How Old is Frank Gardner?
He is 60 years old as of April 2022, having been born on July 31, 1961, in Hampstead, London, England. Frank shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Lil Uzi Vert, Bretman Rock, Angelica Hale, J.K. Rowling, Tarayummy, and many more.
Frank Gardner Family
Who are Frank Gardner’s Parents?
He was born to Robert Neil Gardner (Father 1922-2010) and Everlyn Grace Rolleston (1923-2014). His parents were both diplomats.
Does Frank Gardner have Siblings?
There is no information on the internet regarding whether he has any siblings, or was born as the only child. In case of news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Frank Gardner Education
He received his high school education at Saint Ronan’s School. Then enrolled at Marlborough College and the University of Exeter.
Frank Gardner Marital Status
He is married to the love of his life Amanda Pearson. They married in 1997.
Frank Gardner Kids
He has two kids with her kids. Two daughters by the names of Melissa Gardner and Sasha Gardner.
Frank Gardner Career
A Military Service Career
On May 23, 1984, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant (on probation). He then transferred from the general list to the 4th Volunteer Battalion on September 30, 1984. On October 1, 1990, he was promoted to captain with seniority from February 1, 1989. Frank was appointed as captain in the Regular Army Reserve on November 11, 1993. On April 24, 1997, he returned to the Territorial Army serving in the Educational and Training Services Branch of the Adjutant General’s corps. In the Territorial Army, he was promoted to major on July 1, 2006.
A Banking Career
From 1984 to 1986, he has worked as a marketing manager for Gulf Exports and in trading and sales for Saudi International Bank. He has worked for five years from 1990 to 1995 for Robert Fleming Bank, becoming Director of Middle Eats. He had a nine-year career as an investment banker.
A Journalism Career
He left banking in 1995 and joined BBC World as a reporter and producer. Then in 1997, he became BBC’s first full-time correspondent setting up as a freelance stringer in Dubai. In 1999, he was appointed BBC Middle East correspondent in charge of the bureau in Cairo. While reporting from Al-Suwaidi a district of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Gardner on June 6, 2004, was shot six times and seriously injured in an attack by al-Qaida gunmen. His colleague, Irish cameraman Simon Cumbers was shot dead. Despite Frank’s injury, he still reports from the field including places like Afghanistan and Colombia. One of the gunmen who shot Gardner and Cumbers, Adel al-Dhubaiti, was captured and executed by Saudi authorities in January 2016.
A Career in Other Media Work
Since 2011, he has presented a variety of documentaries for BBC. He presented Tintin’s Adventure with Frank Gardner for BBC in 2011. In 2013, he presented a one-hour BBC Two documentary entitled Frank Gardner’s Return to Saudi Arabia. He was featured in an episode of the BBC’s family history program Who Do You Think You Are? in September 2015. In 2016, he teamed up with Benedict Allen in the BBC Two two-part documentary Birds of Paradise: The Ultimate Quest. He pulled out of hosting the Counter-Terrorism and Specialist Security Awards (CTSS) in March 2012. Frank appeared in 2016, on Channel 4’s coverage of the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in his role as President of the GB Ski Club. On November 5, 2020, Being Frank: The Frank Gardner Story was broadcast by BBC Two. This documentary explores what it is like to be suddenly disabled.
Blood and Sand, his Sunday Times bestseller, was published in 2006 by Transworld. It describes his 25 years of Middle Eastern experiences. In May 2009, his book Far Horizons about unusual journeys to unusual places was published. “Crisis”, his first best-selling novel was published in June 2016. This novel features the fictional SBS officer-turned MI6 operative Luke Carlton and a ruthless Colombian drug lord. In June 2018, his second novel Ultimatum was published.
Frank Gardner Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 5ft 8inches and a weight of 64kg (141lbs)
Frank Gardner’s Salary and Net Worth
His salary is not documented anywhere on the internet. In case of news regarding his salary, we will update it here as soon as possible. Moreover, he has a net worth of $2 million.