25 August 1964 |
Bolton, Lancashire, England
|Education||Hayward Grammar School
University of Sussex
|Notable credit(s)||BBC News, BBC News at Five, BBC News at Nine|
Born in Bolton, Lancashire, to Jamaican immigrant parents, his mother was a seamstress and his father a factory worker making car batteries. Myrie was educated at Hayward Grammar School and the University of Sussex, graduating in 1985 with a law degree.
Myrie joined the BBC on the corporation's graduate journalist 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.
In 1996, he became a BBC foreign correspondent, and has since reported from more than 50 countries. He initially became the BBC's Tokyo correspondent, and then the Los Angeles correspondent 1997–99. He was appointed a BBC Asia Correspondent in 2002 and was Paris correspondent 2006–07. His career has encompassed major stories such as the impeachment of U.S. President Bill Clinton, and wars in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq.
Myrie has won several nominations for his work, significantly for his role in the Bafta-nominated team behind coverage of the Mozambique floods. He was awarded the Bayeux War Correspondent Award for his reporting of ethnic violence on the island of Borneo.
After latterly serving as Europe correspondent based in Brussels, 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, weekends editions BBC News at Ten and BBC Breakfast, both on BBC One.
In September 2010 Myrie broke the story that ETA had declared a unilateral ceasefire after meeting an ETA operative in Paris who handed over a tape of the organisation's leaders making the declaration.
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