David Loyn is a foreign correspondent for the BBC who has won major awards for both TV and radio reporting during 30 years in the field, including Britain's premier award as Royal Television Society Journalist of the Year. He has covered conflict across the world, including in Iraq, Kashmir, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Gaza, and has secured unparalleled access to the war in Afghanistan. He was the only foreign journalist with the Taliban when they took Kabul in 1996, and has traveled with them, on assignment in southern Afghanistan in the war since 9/11.
His first book Frontline - the true story of the mavericks who changed the face of news reporting was shortlisted for the Orwell prize.
David Loyn has three sons and lives in London.