English broadcaster and journalist. He fronted the radical BBC satirical show That Was The Week That Was (1962–63), The Frost Report (1966–67), and Breakfast with Frost (1993–2005). He became known for his skill as a tough interrogator and interviewed world leaders in such programmes as The Nixon Interviews (1977) and The Shah Speaks (1980). From 2006 he worked for Al Jazeera English, first presenting Frost Over the World and then The Frost Interview (from 2012).
A co-founder of London Weekend Television (LWT), in 1983 he was a co-founder, director, and presenter of the UK's TV-AM. His many international honours included the Golden Rose of Montreux (1967) and three Emmy Awards (1970, 1971, 2009). In 2005 he won a BAFTA Academy Fellowship award. His publications include ‘I Gave Them a Sword’: Behind the Scenes of the Nixon Interviews (1978, reissued as Frost/Nixon in 2007), and the first volume of his memoirs David Frost: An Autobiography, Part I – From Congregations to Audiences (1993).
He was born in Tenterden, Kent. It was while he was an undergraduate at Cambridge, where he was a contemporary of Peter Cook and Jonathan Miller, that he had his first experience of working in television. Frost was knighted in 1993.