Clive Myrie

Clive Myrie

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. In 2021 he took over as Host of the BBC series, Mastermind.

Born in Bolton, Lancashire, Clive Myrie studied law at the University of Sussex. Clive has served as the BBC’s Asia, Africa, Washington and Europe Correspondent. He has a particular interest in US politics, having covered the administrations of three Presidents (Clinton, Bush and Obama) and reported on numerous Congressional mid-term elections, as well as seven presidential races, including the election of Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

News presenter

As well as presenting the One, Six and Ten O’Clock News bulletins on BBC One, and hosting news shows on the BBC News Channel, Clive continues to travel the world as a reporter, and makes features and programmes for Panorama, Newsnight and Radio 4.

He has won awards in Monte Carlo, citations in the United States (from the EMMY committee) and the UK. Clive has also been twice nominated for France’s prestigious Bayeaux War Correspondent award and was part of the BBC team nominated for a BAFTA for coverage of the devastating floods in Mozambique in 2000. In 2016 he was nominated for an EMMY award in the US for coverage of the Nepal earthquake. Also in 2016 Clive was awarded an Honorary Doctorate at the University of Staffordshire for services to journalism. At the Royal Television Awards 2021 Clive won both Network Presenter of the Year and Television Journalist of the Year.


Away from his “day job” Clive indulges in other interests in the arts – film and music, especially jazz.

Clive Myrie speaker

Clive is an accomplished conference facilitator, as a humorous anecdotal after-dinner business and keynote speaker.


  • Winner Royal Television Society, Network Presenter of the Year – 2021
  • Winner Royal Television Society, TV Journalist of the Year – 2021
  • Winner Golden Nymph Journalism Award – Monte Carlo – 2003
  • Winner Screen Nations Journalism Award – 2003, 2004
  • Winner MVSA Journalism Award – 2011, 2017
  • Winner Royal Television Society, Best Foreign Coverage – Yemen – 2018
  • Winner Peabody Award- Bangladesh Rohinjya crisis – 2018
  • Winner National Mentoring Consortium Award – 2017
  • Honorary Doctorate (Hon.DUniv) Staffordshire University – 2016
  • Honorary Doctorate (Hon DUniv) Sussex University – 2019
  • Nominee British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) – 2000
  • Nominee Bayeaux War Correspondent Award – France – 2003, 2004
  • Nominee EMMA – BAME Award – 2003, 2004,2 005
  • Nominee MVSA Journalism Award – 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
  • Nominee American Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (EMMY) – 2016
  • Citation American Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (EMMY) – 2003

Notable interviews:

Include PM Margaret Thatcher, PM John Major, PM Tony Blair, Dep PM Nick Clegg, PM David Cameron, President Jacques Chirac, Francois Hollande, Secretary John Kerry, Dalai Lama.

Non-news television/radio appearances include:

  • Essential Classics – BBC Radio 3
  • Have I Got News for You – BBC1 – Panellist
  • Alan Partridge – The Movie
  • Peter Pan Goes Wrong – Comedy – BBC1
  • I Survived A Zombie Apocalypse – Drama – BBC 3
  • Carnage – Drama/Documentary
  • Hard Sun – Drama – BBC1
  • Eggheads – BBC2 – Panellist
  • Would I Lie to You – Panellist
  • House of Games – Panellist


Subject of conceptual artwork by Ryan Gander OBE


  • Book – The Battle for Iraq (contributing chapter)
  • The Guardian/ Observer
  • BBC World Histories magazine

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