He is the winner of the broadcast equivalent of the Pulitzer prize- the Peabody Award in America, and holds two Honorary degrees. He regularly gives interviews and lectures on a range of topics from finance to music to sport to politics, including at several universities, most recently at Oxford University.
He was also a prominent member of the BBC’s reporting/presenting team for the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.
He’s covered the administrations of 3 US Presidents, and reported on six US Presidential elections, including anchoring coverage of the victory of Donald Trump. He also co-anchored from Johannesburg, the funeral of Nelson Mandela.
As well as presenting the One, Six and Ten 0’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 interviewed many of the key influencers of the past generation including PM Margaret Thatcher, PM John Major, PM Tony Blair, Dep PM Nick Clegg, PM David Cameron, President Jacques Chirac, President Francois Hollande, Secretary John Kerry, Dalai Lama, Kofi Annan.
1992-1996-BBC News and Current Affairs reporter-London
1996-1997 BBC Tokyo Correspondent
1997-2000-BBC Los Angeles Correspondent
2000-2004- BBC Asia Correspondent( Singapore)
2004-2007-BBC Washington Correspondent
2007-2010-BBC Europe Correspondent ( Paris and Brussels.)
2010- BBC News Presenter/Anchor based in London.
Here you can see Clive doing what he does best, reporting from the streets of Leeds on the UK General Election:
Winner -Peabody Award- Bangladesh Rohinjya crisis -2018
Winner –Royal Television Society, Best Foreign Coverage-Yemen-2018.
Winner- National Mentoring Consortium Award -2017.
Winner- MVSA Journalism Award -2011,2017.
Winner- Screen Nations Journalism Award- 2003, 2004.
Winner –Golden Nymph Journalism Award- Monte Carlo- 2003.
In recognition of his intellectual and professional prowess in the media, Clive holds honorary degrees from Staffordshire University and his former university Brighton based Sussex University which he was awarded in November 2019.
You can see his superb acceptance speech at Brighton below:
Hosting – Moderating
With his enormous broadcast experience, Clive brings gravity to any debate or convention around politics and current affairs, diversity, crime.
You can see a snapshot of some of the topics Clive can cover above but some key headings are, Politics, The role of the media, Fake News, Impartiality in the media, Current national and International Affairs. Law and order particularly in relation to Knife Crime, and the subject of diversity in the widest sense.
All of these topics are punctuated with first hand anecdotes from Clives personal and professional life, always with great passion and of course wit!