Sam Kiley is Sky News' Foreign Affairs Editor - returning recently from a stint in Jerusalem as Middle East Correspondent. Previously Defence and Security Editor, Sam was appointed in 2010 to report on the story at the heart of public interest and at the top of Whitehall’s agenda - the ongoing security threat to the UK both at home and abroad.
Sam is also a documentary maker and author and formerly worked as The Times’ Middle East and Africa Bureau Chief. He had also been a frequent contributor to Sky News, Channel 4 and the BBC as a defence security analyst, before joining Sky News full time.
Sam spent 20 years covering wars, and the last 10 covering British overseas conflicts, travelling to hotspots including Israel, Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, Mozambique, Sudan, Iraq and Pakistan. He also spent a full six month tour on the frontline in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, the only journalist, at present, to have done so, and wrote the acclaimed book ‘Desperate Glory.’