Clive Myrie is one of the BBC’s most experienced foreign correspondents.
He regularly presents on the BBC News Channel and news bulletins for BBC One.
A multi-award winning journalist, Clive continues to make features and programmes for Panorama, Newsnight and Radio 4.
Born in Bolton, he studied law at the University of Sussex. He gained a place on the BBC’s prestigious journalism trainee scheme in 1988, starting in local radio and progressing through the ranks from regional television to network TV and radio reporting in 1992.
Clive became a full time foreign correspondent in 1996, first being posted to Japan.
Since then he has held some of the most important posts in foreign newsgathering including Washington Correspondent, Europe Correspondent, Asia Correspondent and Africa Correspondent.
Clive Myrie has reported from more than 80 countries on some of the most important news events over the last 20 years including the wars in Croatia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq.
In 2002 during the Iraq War he was “embedded” with Royal Marines from 40 Commando. In 1996 he covered the rise of the Taliban and their conquest of Afghanistan and after the September 11 attacks, covered their downfall.
Clive has a particular interest in U.S. politics having covered the administrations of three Presidents (Clinton, Bush and Obama,) and reported on numerous Congressional mid-term elections and two Presidential races.
Clive has also presented a number of documentaries including a BBC special on the life of President Obama.
He has won awards in Monte Carlo, citations in the United States (from the EMMY committee) and the UK (a Screen Nations award).
He has also been twice nominated for France’s prestigious Bayeaux War Correspondent Award and was part of the BBC team nominated for a BAFTA for coverage of the devastating floods in Mozambique in 2000.
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