Mark Urban

Non-fiction writer
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Mark Urban is the Diplomatic Editor of BBC's Newsnight programme and was formerly defence correspondent for the Independent. He has covered many wars as a journalist and is probably best known for his live broadcasts under fire in Kosovo.

His memoir about the SAS in the Iraq War Task Force Black debuted at number one in the Sunday Times non-fiction bestseller list.






  • I wondered who would be smart enough to get the @Brexit account name ... and it's Bloomberg aka @business !

    There's certainly people @RoyalNavy & in UKSF who want the Osprey - it will be fascinating to see whether UK stomac…

    RT @FergusMason1: @MarkUrban01 Oh, and while I have your attention, I thought The Edge was brilliant. Very prescient.