Who is Clive Myrie? Journalist and Sussex graduate live from Ukraine Brighton News

BBC broadcaster Clive Myrie has been widely praised for his bravery live from Ukraine on the Russian invasion.

The 57-year-old took refuge underground after the building he was reporting to in Ukraine was rocked by nearby missile fire.

He reported on the Russian invasion from the capital Kiev, often alongside the society’s chief international correspondent, Lyse Doucet.

Clive, who studied law at the University of Sussex, was praised by Culture Secretary Nadine Dorris, along with other journalists, for “risking their lives to bring us unbiased and accurate news from a warzone live”.

Speaking in the Commons, she said: ‘At this point I would just like to express my sincere thanks and admiration to all those journalists working for the BBC, ITV and other news outlets who are risking their lives for us bring unbiased information and accurate news from a live war zone.

The Argus: Clive Myrie, right, and Lyse Doucet wearing bulletproof vests during a show from Kiev in UkraineClive Myrie, right, and Lyse Doucet wearing bulletproof vests during a show from Kyiv in Ukraine

Clive also drew praise from fellow journalists, including former BBC and GB News reader Simon McCoy, who replied: ‘You are doing an amazing job. Take care of yourself.

World At One presenter Sarah Montague said: “Watching @CliveMyrieBBC makes me very proud to work at the BBC. It is a class act.

Last week, Myrie and her colleague Doucet quickly donned bulletproof vests after being interrupted by an air raid siren during a live broadcast from a rooftop opposite St. Michael’s Cathedral.

He said: “You have to be aware that you are in the middle of a warzone, a live warzone, and anything can happen.

“None of us are stupid enough to stay out there while the bullets are raining down, that would be madness and frankly no story is worth it, but the advice was we could keep streaming as long as we took the minimal protection to put on safety gear.

“So that’s what we did and that meant we could continue to tell the story, to get it across to our viewers so they understand what’s going on.”

Myrie has reported on the ground from locations around the world, including Tokyo, Paris, Vietnam, Los Angeles and Iraq during the 2003 war.

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This notice was published: 2022-03-06 05:00:00

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