Biography: Sir David Frost

Sir David Frost - Television host, author and producer.

    Veteran television host, author and producer, Sir David Frost is the only person to have interviewed the last seven presidents of the United States and the last six prime ministers of the United Kingdom.

    Now he brings that broadcasting experience to bear for Al Jazeera to examine world events and explore global issues in Frost over the World.

    Sir David has been awarded all the major television awards - the Emmy Award (for The David Frost Show - twice); the Royal Television Society Silver Medal and the Richard Dimbleby Award in the UK and, internationally, the Golden Rose of Montreux.

    In 2005, he was awarded BAFTA’s highest honour, the BAFTA Fellowship. He was honoured by the Museum of the Moving Image in New York in 1998 and by the Museum of Broadcasting in New York in 1999.

    Born in 1939, Sir David was part of the Cambridge Footlights while at university and first made his name with BBC television's satirical That was the Week that was (TW3) in the early 1960s.

    He went on to present a string of topical review programmes including The Frost Report where he first used the phrase "Hello, good evening and welcome".

    He was later a co-founder and presenter of the UK breakfast television station, TV-am in 1983 and presented 500 editions of the Sunday morning interview programme Breakfast with Frost for the BBC.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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