Clive Myrie is a multi-award-winning journalist, one of the BBC’s most experienced foreign correspondents and a recognised face as a BBC News presenter.
As well as regularly presenting on the BBC News Channel and the 1 pm and 10 pm news bulletins on BBC1, Clive continues to make features and programmes for Panorama, Newsnight and Radio 4.
Clive became a full-time foreign correspondent in 1996, first being posted to Japan. Since then he has 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 over 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 covering the administrations of three Presidents (Clinton, Bush and Obama,) and reported on numerous Congressional midterm elections and two Presidential races.
In 2010 he anchored the BBC’s coverage of the midterm congressional polls. Clive has also presented a number of documentaries including a BBC special on the life of President Obama.