Christian Fraser Biography
Christian Fraser is a renowned British journalist, newsreader, writer, and broadcaster, mainly specializing in news and current affairs. Additionally, he is a BBC News senior news correspondent and co-presenter of the programme previously known as Beyond 100 Days.
Christian was a long-time foreign correspondent for the BBC, based in Nairobi, Cairo, Rome, and Paris. Currently, he is the BBC’s senior news correspondent based in London, reporting major international stories. He has co-hosted Beyond 100 Days alongside Katty Kay since the inauguration of former U.S. President Donald Trump, broadcasting at 7 pm on BBC News globally and on the BBC News Channel and BBC Four in the UK.
Fraser joined Trinity Mirror as a trainee reporter in 1995, working for the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror. In 1996, he became a full-staff correspondent for the Daily Mirror before joining the BBC team in 2000.
Fraser began his professional broadcasting career on BBC Radio Live as an investigative reporter.
For two consecutive years, 2002 and 2003, he reported on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Moreover, he spent a couple of months in Baghdad reporting on the transition. Additionally, in 2004, Christians embedded with the Welsh Guards in Al Amarah, where British forces were battling the insurgency of Muqtada al-Sadr.
Furthermore, Christian was posted in Nairobi in 2005, where he reported on the wars in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. During the summer of 2006, he moved to Rome as a BBC correspondent for almost two years. During that time, he reported on the war in Lebanon. In 2007, he reported from Italy, where he covered the murder of Meredith Kercher and the trial of Amanda Knox.
In 2008, he moved to Cairo. Christian was the only British correspondent inside Gaza in 2007 during the Israeli invasion, Operation Cast Lead. He spent one week in the Palestinian city of Rafah as the Israelis dismantled the tunnels.
Moreover, in 2010, Christian covered the revolution in Egypt for BBC TV and was appointed as the BBC’s correspondent in Paris that year. In 2011, he covered the war in Libya, first from the rebel-held Benghazi and later from Tripoli as the war dragged on.
Moreover, in 2014, Fraser returned to London as the BBC News Channel’s Senior News Correspondent, reporting from Crimea during the Russian takeover. In 2015 and 2016, he presented live coverage of the unfolding terrorist attacks in Belgium and France. Currently, he presents for the BBC News Channel, BBC Breakfast, BBC World, and Radio 4’s PM programme.
Christian Fraser Age
How old is Christian Fraser? Fraser is 49 years old as of 2022. He was born on November 13, 1973, in Burnley, Lancashire, as Christian James Fraser. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on the 13th of November every year, and his zodiac sign is Scorpio. Fraser’s nationality is British.
Christian Fraser Family
Fraser’s father was an editor while his mother was working in a coffee shop. However, his mother died at an early age due to heart disease. Unfortunately, no more information is available about his parents or whether he had any siblings. We will keep you posted once the information is available to us.
Christian Fraser Wife
Is Christian married? Yes. Christian is happily married to his beautiful wife, Topaz Amoore, a journalist who was a foreign editor who was later handed assistant editorship. The couple is blessed with two children and resides in London. Additionally, he is a supporter of Burnley FC.
Christian Fraser Education
Fraser went to Queen Elizabeth’s Blackburn Grammar School, later on, he graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in Spanish and Business Studies.
Christian Fraser Height
Fraser stands approximately at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall.
Christian Fraser Awards
- In 2005 Christian won Gold at the Sony Radio Awards, due to the Five Live’s rolling coverage of the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, which he had presented throughout the night.
- In 2007, at the Prix Bayeux, he was recognized in the international radio category for his reports on child casualties.
- Furthermore, in 2006, he was nominated at the Sony Radio Awards in the News Journalist of the Year category.
Christian Fraser Salary
Fraser receives an average annual salary of between $90,500 and $150,000.
Christian Fraser Net Worth
How much is Christian worth? Christian has an estimated net worth of $11 million. His main source of income is his career as a journalist.
BBC News Anchors and Reporters
- Katty Kay
- George Alagiah
- Mishal Husain
- Jane Hill
- Kasia Madera
- Ben Brown
- Rachel Burden
- Fiona Bruce
- Victoria Derbyshire
- Tina Daheley
- Simon McCoy
- Kirsty Wark
- Reeta Chakrabarti