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Clive Myrie is a multi-award winning journalist and one of the BBC’s most experienced correspondents and presenters.
He was born in Lancashire, the son of Windrush generation parents from Jamaica. After graduating with a law degree from the University of Sussex, he joined the BBC’s prestigious journalism training scheme and began his career in local radio in Bristol.
It wasn’t long before Clive moved to the radio and television newsroom in London and then onto a career as a foreign correspondent based all over the world.
He has been the Japan, South Africa, Los Angeles, Asia, Washington, Paris and Brussels Correspondent. In all, he’s reported from close to a hundred countries, covering some of the most important stories of our time including every US Presidential election since 1996.
He’s reported on the wars in Kosovo. E. Timor, Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel/Palestine, Libya, Lebanon, Yemen, Georgia and Ukraine.
He’s won among other accolades the Royal Television Society Award for TV Journalist of the Year and Presenter of the Year, a Peabody Award for his reporting of the Rohingya/Myanmar crisis, the David Bloom Award for coverage of Mexico’s deadly drug gangs, and he’s been nominated for two BAFTA Awards and two Emmys.
Clive has written articles for the Times, Telegraph, Guardian, Observer and the i newspapers.
A fan of classical music he is now a regular presenter of the BBC Proms on television. In his spare time, he presents a quiz show.