First posted to Japan after becoming BBC’s foreign correspondent, Clive then held posts as Washington correspondent, covering the administrations of three US presidents, six US presidential elections and the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Clive has also served as the BBC’s Africa, Asia and Europe Correspondent and was part of the BBC’s presenting team covering the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the former Yugoslavia. Having covered everything from Theresa May’s resignation to ETA’s ceasefire declaration and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Clive has won the prestigious Peabody Award, the broadcast equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize.
Clive has reported from more than eighty countries over the last twenty years. He has presented a number of BBC documentaries, including a special on the life of Barack Obama and the acclaimed Mexico’s Streets of Blood. He has appeared on Have I Got News For You, Richard Osman’s House of Games and even had a fleeting appearance in the Alan Partridge film, Alpha Papa.
In his book Everything is Everything: A Memoir of Love, Hate & Hope, Clive reflects on how being black has affected his perspective on issues he’s encountered in thirty years of reporting, and shows how those experiences gave him a better idea of what it means to be an outsider.
Winner –Golden Nymph Journalism Award- Monte Carlo- 2003.
Winner- Screen Nations Journalism Award- 2003, 2004.
Winner- MVSA Journalism Award -2011,2017.
Winner –Royal Television Society, Best Foreign Coverage-Yemen-2018.
Winner -Peabody Award- Bangladesh Rohinjya crisis -2018
Winner- National Mentoring Consortium Award -2017.
Winner – Royal Television Society, Network Presenter of the Year – 2021,2023
Winner – Royal Television Society, TV Journalist of the Year – 2021
Winner-Voice of the Listener and Viewer Award for Excellence in Broadcasting-2021
Winner -RTS Fellowship Award for Outstanding Contribution to Television-2022
Winner Society of Editors Award for Outstanding Contribution to Journalism-2023
Winner David Bloom Award for Reporting, America –2019
TRIC Special Award-2022