Clive Myrie Biography
Clive Myrie is an English media personality working for BBC News as an anchor. He presents BBC’s News at Six and Ten and is a former foreign correspondent.
He is the host of BBC Two gameshow Mastermind and its BBC One spin-off show, Celebrity Mastermind. He also hosted a Jazz FM documentary series called The Definitive History of Jazz In Britain.
Clive Myrie Age
Clive was born on 25 August 1964 in Bolton, Lancashire, England.
Clive Myrie Nationality
He is a British national.
Clive Myrie Height
His height is not known.
Clive Myrie Education
Myrie attended Hayward Grammar School in Bolton, followed by Bolton Sixth Form College, where he completed his A-levels. He then joined the University of Sussex, graduating in 1985 with a law degree.
Clive Myrie Parents
Myrie is the son of Lynne Myrie who was a qualified teacher in Jamaica. However, her Jamaican teaching qualification wasn’t accepted in Britain. She began dressmaking. She made dresses for Mary Quant, Marks and Spencer, and worked for the same company that made Harold Wilson’s signature macs. She also made her daughter’s wedding dress.
His father was a factory worker and laborer. When he arrived from Jamaica, it was difficult getting a job. In the end, he worked for a plastics company for more than a decade before retiring.
During an interview with The Sunday Times, his mother said: “When Clive first appeared on television it was exciting for all of us. We wouldn’t miss a programme. He’s on so much now that, to be honest, it has worn off. I am proud of what he has achieved but I found it a big worry when he was reporting on wars around the world.”
Clive Myrie Sibling
Clive was brought up alongside his sister and brother but he hasn’t revealed much about his siblings.
Clive Myrie Wife
Clive is married to Catherine Myrie, an upholsterer and furniture restorer. In a question-and-answer interview, he said his wife is his greatest influencer because she gives him the courage and space to pursue his dream.
The couple is said to have met t a book launch for a book about Swiss Cheese in 1992. They got married in 1998 at the Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Covent Garden, London. The couple is used to being separated for periods of time due to Myrie’s need to travel for the BBC.
Clive Myrie Children
It is not known whether the couple has any children as they keep their personal life private.
Clive Myrie BBC News
Myrie joined the BBC on the corporation’s graduate journalism programme. 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.
He has covered 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. Initially joining them on HMS Ocean, and subsequently during operations on the Al-Faw Peninsula.
Myrie 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.
He also served as a Europe correspondent based in Brussels before being appointed a presenter on the BBC News Channel in April 2009. Since joining BBC News, Myrie 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, Myrie 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.
Myrie 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, Myrie began 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.
Clive Myrie Ukraine
Clive was one of the BBC reporters in Ukraine during the invasion by Russian troops. He was based in Kyviv and said his decision to stay in the city was to report accurately, “”We feel that we want to tell the story of this war and tell it accurately and fairly. And that is really important because there is so much. I was going to use the word ‘crap’ but I might as well, there is so much crap out there.
Misinformation, propaganda, nonsense. And what we’re trying to, whether it’s the New York Times, The Washington Post, Channel 4, ITV, Sky – you’re trying to be truthful to this story. You’re trying to represent these people who are having to cower down here -we want to represent them fairly.”
After the report Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, called him a hero.
“Journalists like Clive Myrie and so many others who report from war zones really are unsung heroes. Their professionalism, calm under pressure and sheer bravery is inspiring. Journalism at its very best.”
On March 6, he fled Ukrainefor Romania. He explained to his Twitter followers that he was travelling to Romania via Moldova, with the drive taking the best part of a full day.
“After 17 or so hours drive in all from Kyiv, heading south then west, then into Moldova to the frontier, we arrive at the queue to cross from Moldova to Romania. This was to become a long night. We are less than 2miles from the crossing…”
He added in another tweet that his thoughts were with Ukranian people who are fleeing their country with the hope of being welcomed in other countries as humans.
‘What do you pack? Do pets come too? It’s freezing cold and you pray those in neighbouring countries will welcome you, not despise you!… My thoughts are with the 1million who’ve fled #Ukraine because they might be killed. The millions who fled #syria and many other millions escaping repression,poverty, war. They all pray they’ll be welcomed in other countries as human beings. That’s all they ask.’
Clive Myrie Awards
Clive was awarded the Bayeux-Calvados Award for war correspondents for his reporting of ethnic violence on the island of Borneo. In 2016, he received an honorary doctorate from Staffordshire University and in 2019, the University of Sussex awarded him a “Doctor of the University” degree. In the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2021, Myrie was named both “Television Journalist of the Year” and “Network Presenter of the Year”, winning the accolades “for his versatile, measured, and compelling style”.
Clive Myrie Racism
During an interview with The Guardian, Clive talked about the racist abuse he receives as BBC news presenter. He said the racist abuse he regularly receives has become increasingly virulent and prevalent in recent years and is at its worst since he started his career in 1988.
In 2019 a far-right extremist was jailed after threatening to kill him. “The most recent thing I got two weeks ago was quite succinct: ‘Fuck off you black cunt.’ It actually doesn’t really bother me at all. What bothers me is the general sense that we live in a country where some people think racism is either imagined, or in people’s minds, and I think that is a notion that has to be fought.
We’ve got problems in our own house that we need to sort out. There are a few too many people running around saying that we’re fine here, we’re not like America.”
He added that from when he started his career in journalism 1988 through 2008he could count on the fingers of one hand the amount of racist abuse he received but it had picked up in the last decame.
“I could count on the fingers of one hand the amount of racist abuse that I received from when I started in journalism in 1988 through to about 2008, though there was a guy in the early 90s who would send faeces in the post but it has picked up in the last decade and become incredibly more prevalent in the last few years. Why has that happened? I don’t know.”
In addition, he said he received a card with a gorilla on the front in 2019 which read: “We don’t want people like you on our TV screens.”
Clive Myrie Salary
He earns an annual salary of £215,000-£219,999.
Clive Myrie Net Worth
His net worth is unknown.
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