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Clive Myrie Wiki – Clive Myrie Biography
Clive Myrie is a journalist, newsreader, and presenter who works for the BBC. He previously worked at the BBC as London World Affairs Correspondent. He joined the BBC on the corporation’s graduate journalism program. His first assignment was as a reporter for Radio Bristol in 1988, returning to the BBC after a year with Independent Radio News. He then reported for Points West, and latterly BBC Television and Radio News. In 1996, he became a BBC foreign correspondent and has since reported from more than 80 countries. He initially became the BBC’s Tokyo correspondent and was then the Los Angeles correspondent from 1997 to 1999. He was appointed a BBC Asia Correspondent in 2002 and was Paris correspondent from 2006 to 2007. His career has encompassed major stories such as the impeachment of U.S. President Bill Clinton, and wars in Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. During the invasion of Iraq by coalition forces in March 2003, Myrie was an embedded correspondent with 40 Commando Royal Marines, joining them initially on HMS Ocean and subsequently during operations on the Al-Faw Peninsula.
He has won several nominations for his work, most significantly for his role in the Bafta-nominated team behind coverage of the Mozambique floods. He was awarded the Bayeux-Calvados Award for war correspondents for his reporting of ethnic violence on the island of Borneo. After latterly serving as Europe correspondent based in Brussels, he was appointed a presenter on the BBC News Channel in April 2009, replacing the retired Chris Lowe. Since joining BBC News, he has presented the BBC Weekend News and weekend editions of BBC News at Ten and BBC Breakfast, both on BBC One. In June 2014, he began presenting weekday bulletins on BBC One. In September 2010, he broke the story that ETA had declared a unilateral ceasefire after he met an ETA operative in Paris, who handed over a tape of the organization’s leaders making the declaration. He has presented the 18:30-to-midnight slot, Monday to Thursday, on the BBC News Channel. During the 2015 general election, he was the main presenter of Election Tonight at 19:30 and 21:30. Since 2019, Myrie has focused on BBC One network bulletins with the evening shift presented by a set of relief presenters.
He reported extensively from Kathmandu on the earthquake that struck the city on 25 April 2015, including the rescues of two Nepali citizens who were found alive under two collapsed buildings on 30 April 2015. In October 2017, he visited Bangladesh to report on the Rohingya refugee crisis. He has occasionally presented on BBC World News, including World News Today, World News America, and the 2016 US election. He appeared as a guest on BBC One’s Have I Got News for You on 15 April 2016. In September 2017, Myrie appeared as a panelist on Richard Osman’s House of Games gameshow. In 2019, he started presenting the BBC News at Six and BBC News at Ten on alternate Fridays with Sophie Raworth following the departure of Fiona Bruce to Question Time. He now presents the BBC News at Ten on Fridays and in the absence of Huw Edwards. On 22 March 2021, it was announced that he would become the new host of the BBC Two gameshow Mastermind and its BBC One spin-off show, Celebrity Mastermind, following John Humphrys’ decision to leave after 18 years. He will take over as host in July 2021. He was educated at Hayward Grammar School in his hometown of Bolton, followed by Bolton Sixth Form College, where he completed his A-levels. He was a student at the University of Sussex, from where he graduated with a law degree in 1985.
Clive Myrie Age
He was born on August 25, 1964 in County Borough of Bolton.
Clive Myrie Parents
He is the son of Lynne Myrie. He was born to Jamaican immigrant parents. His mother was a seamstress who later worked for Mary Quant, whilst his father was a factory worker who made car batteries. His parents are divorced, and his father returned to Jamaica following his retirement.
Clive Myrie Wife
Myrie is married to Catherine. It is not known if the couple has children. He enjoys going to the cinema and his favorite types of music are opera and jazz. He follows football and cricket and is a keen supporter of Manchester City.