Gordon Corera

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Gordon Corera is a British journalist. He is the Security Correspondent for the BBC.

Corera studied modern history at St Peter's College, Oxford,[1] followed by graduate studies in US foreign policy at Harvard University.[2] He then worked on the re-election campaign of President Bill Clinton.[2]

Corera joined the BBC in 1997 as a researcher and later became a reporter. He worked on Radio 4's The World Tonight, BBC2's Newsnight, and worked in the US as the BBC's State Department correspondent[1] and as an analyst for the BBC's coverage of the 2000 US presidential election. In 2001 he became the foreign reporter for Radio 4's Today program.[2] He was appointed BBC News' security correspondent in 2004.[1]

Corera presented the 2009 Radio 4 program MI6: A Century in the Shadows, a three-part history of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service.[3]


Corera wrote The Art of Betrayal - Life and Death in the British Secret Service, Orion 2011 about MI6 and Shopping for Bombs: Nuclear Proliferation, Global Insecurity, and the Rise and Fall of the A.Q. Khan Network, September 2006. ISBN 0-19-530495-0, about Abdul Qadeer Khan and Pakistan's nuclear programme.

He wrote the introduction to Omar Nasiri's book Inside the Jihad: My Life with al Qaeda, a Spy's story.


  1. ^ a b c BBC press office biography
  2. ^ a b c Biography from the BBC's Today programme
  3. ^ MI6: A Century in the Shadows, BBC website

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