Clive Myrie Biography
Clive Myrie is a British journalist, newsreader and presenter who works for the BBC. Since August 2021 he has been the host of the long-running BBC quiz shows Mastermind and Celebrity Mastermind.
Clive Myrie Age
He was born on 25th August, 1964, Bolton, Lancashire, England.
Clive Myrie Height
Clive stand at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches tall.
Clive Myrie Education
Myrie was educated at Hayward Grammar School in his home town of Bolton, followed by Bolton Sixth Form College, where he completed his A-levels. He graduated from the University of Sussex with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1985.
Clive Myrie Nationality
He is a British nationality
Clive Myrie Ethnicity
He is of Black ethnicity.
Clive Myrie Parents
He was born to his mother, Lynne Myrie. His father’s name is uknown.
Clive Myrie Siblings
He has six siblings however their names are not known.
Clive Myrie Wife
Myrie is married to Catherine Myrie, an upholsterer and furniture restorer. Myrie met his wife, who then worked in publishing, at the 1992 London launch of a book about Swiss cheeses. According to Myrie, she “gave me the courage and space to pursue my dreams.”
Clive Myrie Children
Clive Myrie lives a low profile life hence It is not publicly know for sure whether Myrie and his wife Catherine share any children together.
Clive Myrie BBC NEWS
Clive became a BBC foreign correspondent in 1996 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.
Myrie joined the BBC in 1987 as a trainee local radio reporter, 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.
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. Myrie had to write a “goodbye” letter to his family, in case of his death due to the danger this particular assignment posed.
He was appointed a presenter on the BBC News Channel in April 2009, replacing the retired Chris Lowe. 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.
Myrie broke the story in 2010 that ETA had declared a unilateral ceasefire after he met an ETA operative in Paris, who handed over a tape of the organisation’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, Myrie visited Bangladesh to report on the Rohingya refugee crisis.
Myrie 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 panellist on Richard Osman’s House of Games quiz show. He has also presented with Katty Kay the current affairs programme Beyond 100 Days.
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 in 2019. He now presents the BBC News at Ten on Fridays and in the absence of Huw Edwards.
Myrie became the new host of the flagship BBC Two quiz show Mastermind in 2021and its BBC One spin-off show, Celebrity Mastermind, following John Humphrys’ decision to leave after 18 years. Myrie made his debut as host on 23 August 2021. In November 2021, he featured as a guest participant in an episode of the BBC Two programme Celebrity Antiques Road Trip with fellow newsreader Reeta Chakrabarti.
Myrie hosted a documentary series on Jazz FM entitled The Definitive History of Jazz In Britain, broadcasting over ten weeks from 4 April to 6 June 2021. He also occasionally presents classical music on BBC Radio 3.
In February 2022 he travelled to Ukraine and was the anchor for BBC coverage of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. In one report on the invasion, Myrie stated that he and other journalists were staying in the city as “We all want to tell the story of this war, and we want to tell it accurately.” On 8 March, he announced his return to the UK but promised he would return to the warzone.
Clive Myrie Salary
He earns an estimated annual salary of USD 100,000.
Clive Myrie Net Worth
His net worth is estimated to be USD 1 million.
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