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Clive Myrie
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Born 25 August 1964 (1964-08-25) (age 45)
Bolton, Lancashire, England
Education Hayward Grammar School
University of Sussex
Occupation Journalist, Presenter
Ethnicity African-Caribbean
Notable credit(s) BBC News

Clive Myrie (born 25 August 1964 in Bolton, Lancashire), is an English television news journalist, who works for BBC News.

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Biography

Born in Bolton, Lancashire to Jamaican immigrant parents, his mother was a seamstress and his father a factory worker making car batteries.[1] Myrie was educated at Hayward Grammar School and the University of Sussex, graduating in 1985 with a law degree.[1]

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Career

Myrie joined the BBC on the corporations graduate journalist programme.[1] 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 50 countries. He initially became the BBC's Tokyo correspondent, and then the Los Angeles correspondent 1997/99. He was appointed a BBC Asia Correspondent in 2002 and was Paris correspondent 2006/07. His career he has encompassed major stories such as the war in Kosovo, the impeachment of U.S. President Bill Clinton, and wars in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Myrie has won several nominations for his work, significantly for his role in the Bafta nominated team behind coverage of the Mozambique floods. He was awarded the Bayeux War Correspondent Award for his reporting of ethnic violence on the island of Borneo.

After latterly serving as Europe correspondent based in Brussels,[1] he was appointed a presenter on the BBC News channel in April 2009, replacing the retired Chris Lowe.[2]

Personal life

Myrie enjoys the cinema and Jazz music.[3]

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