Clive Myrie is a multi award winning journalist, one of the BBC's most experienced foreign correspondents and now a news presenter. He's equally at home sitting on a sofa fronting BBC Breakfast, anchoring live reports for the main news bulletins from Washington to Afghanistan,as well as presenting in the studio the main evening news on BBC1.
Clive was born in Bolton, Lancashire and studied law at the University of Sussex.He gained a place on the BBC's prestigious journalism trainee scheme in 1988 and hasn't looked back,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's held some of the most important posts in foreign newsgathering including Washington Correspondent, Europe Correspondent, Asia Correspondent and Africa Correspondent.Clive has reported from more than 80 countries on some of the most important news events of 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 part of British Armed forces.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 US politics having covered the administrations of three Presidents( Clinton, Bush and Obama,) and reported on numerous Congressional mid term elections and two Presidential races.In 2010 he anchored the BBCs coverage of the mid term congressional polls.
Clive's reporting has won him awards in Monte Carlo, citations in the United States ( from the EMMY committee,) and the UK ( a Screen Nations award.) .He's also been nominated twice 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.
As well as covering news, Clive has also presented a number of documentaries including a BBC special on the life of President Obama.
In 2009 Clive became a presenter for BBC News Channel and life away from front line reporting everyday has given him the opportunity to indulge other interests in the arts- film and music especially jazz.