Tim Franks Biography
Tim Franks is a British journalist and radio presenter currently working as the BBC’s Sports News Correspondent and also presenting Newshour, the flagship news and current affairs program on BBC World Service radio.
Tim Franks Education
Franks attended Birmingham’s King Edward’s School and Oxford University’s Wadham College, where he earned a 2:1 (B.A.Hons) in Oriental Studies (Chinese).
Tim Franks Career
He joined the BBC as a World Service Production Trainee in 1990 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. 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 began working as a political correspondent for the BBC’s domestic television and radio, including a stint as the political correspondent for Today.
He also began 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. In March 2002, he began a five-year assignment as Europe Correspondent in Brussels. 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.
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 Age
Franks is 52 years old as of 2021. He was born on 14 May 1968 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. He celebrates his birthday on 14 May every year.
Tim Franks Height
Franks stands at a height of 6 feet 0 inches.
Tim Franks Family
Franks has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Franks has any siblings.
Tim Franks Wife
Franks is married and has three children. He is very private about his personal life therefore there is no more information concerning his marriage
Tim Franks Net Worth
Franks has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being a Sports News Correspondent.
Tim Franks Salary
Franks earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.