English journalist, Clive Myrie is well-known as the host of the long-running BBC quiz shows Mastermind and Celebrity Mastermind.  Also, he has been working as a newsreader and presenter who works for the BBC.

Caption: Picture of British Journalist, Clive Myrie (Photo: Instagra,)

Early Life of Clive Myrie

He has diverse upbringing shaped by his Jamaican immigrant parents. In Bolton, Lancashire, England, Clive Augustus Myrie was born on 25 August 1964. A profound appreciation for perseverance and hard work was ingrained in him by his family's trip to the UK in the 1960s. Myrie's mother was a seamstress who worked for Mary Quant and father Norris, a factory worker who made car batteries & carpets. Having British nationality, Myrie is of Jamaican ethnicity. 

Sadly, his parents got divorced. Clive's dad returned to Jamaica following his retirement. During the war, his uncle Cecil worked as a munitions driver for the Royal Air Force. Myrie received his education at Bolton's Hayward Grammar School in the Great Lever neighborhood before transferring to Bolton Sixth Form College to finish his A-level coursework. In the year 1985, he graduated from the University of Sussex with a Bachelor of Laws degree.

Career of Myrie

In the year 1987, he joined the BBC as a trainee local radio reporter, on the corporation's graduate journalism programme. His first role upon his return to the BBC from Independent Radio News in 1988 was as a correspondent for Radio Bristol. He returned to the BBC in 1988 after a year with Independent Radio News, and his first post was as a correspondent for Radio Bristol. Before reporting for Points West, he later covered news for BBC Television and Radio News. Since joining the BBC in 1996 as a foreign correspondent, he has reported from more than 80 different countries. He started off as the BBC's Tokyo correspondent before switching to Los Angeles from 1997 to 1999. Major events including the impeachment of U.S. President Bill Clinton and the wars in Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq have all been covered by him over his career. Myrie has presented BBC Breakfast, BBC News at Ten, and BBC Weekend News since joining BBC News. All of these programs are shown on BBC One.

Clive Myrie posing for the picture
Caption: Clive Myrie posing for the picture (Photo: Instagram)

He has focused on the BBC One network briefings since 2019 while a team of substitute presenters has taken over the nighttime duty. Myrie covered the earthquake that occurred in Kathmandu on April 25, 2015 in great detail, including the rescue of two Nepalese nationals who were discovered alive under two fallen buildings on April 30, 2015. In the past, he has been on World News Today, World News America, and BBC World News, where he discussed the 2016 US election. In 2019, Myrie took up the BBC News at Six and BBC News at Ten on alternate Fridays with Sophie Raworth when Fiona Bruce quit to present Question Time. Following John Humphrys' decision to go after 18 years as presenter of the popular BBC Two quiz program Mastermind and its BBC One spin-off show, Celebrity Mastermind, it was announced on March 22, 2021, that Myrie will take over. 

Clive Myrie posing for the picture
Caption: Clive Myrie posing for the picture (Photo: Instagram)

He visited Ukraine in February 2022 and served as the BBC's anchor during the Russian invasion of Ukraine in the year 2022. On March 8, he declared his intention to return to the UK, but he also promised to return to the conflict area. Clive Myrie's Italian Road Trip made its premiere in 2023. Myrie presented Have I Got News for You for the fourth time on June 16, 2023, and made light of the news articles from the previous seven days, especially those involving the former prime leader Boris Johnson. Later, it was said that as a result, he was "pulled" from that evening's BBC News At Ten. Myrie was appointed pro chancellor of Bolton University in July 2023.

What's Clive Myrie Net Worth?

Clive Myrie has an estimated net worth of around $3 Million. Out of his working career, he has been earning more than handsome salary. As per reports, he might be earning between £215,000 and £209,999 for his work as one of the BBC's top earners. 

Clive Myrie with his co-host while sitting in the classic car
Caption: Clive Myrie with his co-host while sitting in the classic car (Photo: bbci)

Therefore, Myrie has been living a lavish life despite growing up in a poor family. Additionally, he has made guest appearances on the popular BBC One Entertainment programs Would I Lie To You and Have I Got News For You.

Clive Myrie Wife

Clive Myrie is still happily married to his wife Catherine Myrie. His spouse Catherine, an upholsterer and furniture restorer. The duo met at the 1992 London launch of a book about Swiss cheeses and it's a love at first sight. Clive claimed that she "gave me the courage and space to pursue my dreams." They finally tied the knot at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Covent Garden after six years of dating. The marriage took place not long after Clive was chosen to serve as the BBC's LA correspondent. After their wedding, the couple left for their honeymoon along Venezuela's scenic Maracaibo coast before returning to the United States.

Clive Myrie with his wife Catherine Myrie
Caption: Clive Myrie with his wife Catherine Myrie (Photo: express)

Clive and his wife Catherine are together for more than twenty five without any rumors of split or divorce. The couple support and understand each other, and been together during rough phase of their life. Despite being married for a long period of time, they didn't share children but happy with their life. The married couple happily live in Islington, North London. Also, there are rumors regarding Clive's wife Catherine illness, which isn't ture, it's just a rumors.

Height of Clive Myrie

Clive Myrie stands at the height of 5 feet 7 inches or 1.7 m tall. While he has black color hair and dark brown eyes.