A Bolton journalist is to be honoured as he joins graduating students.

Clive Myrie, the award-winning journalist and BBC News anchor will receive an honorary doctorate from Edge Hill University.

It comes a year after he was recognised by his hometown university, which awarded him an honorary doctorate.

He will be awarded his second Honorary Doctorate of Arts in a ceremony at the university on Monday, July 17, in recognition of his resilience and perseverance in bringing major news to the public.

A passionate champion for equality, Clive has also been a vocal proponent of the importance of representation on screen in terms of both race and social class.

He said: “It is a real honour and a privilege to receive the award of Honorary Doctor of Arts from Edge Hill.

“It is a wonderful university, of which I am proud to be a part.” 

Clive, who in 30 years as a BBC journalist has reported from all over the world, was born and raised in Bolton as the son of Windrush generation parents from Jamaica.

The Bolton News: Myrie has been awarded a doctorate from the universityMyrie has been awarded a doctorate from the university (Image: Sam Thompson)

As a teenager in Bolton with a paper round, his interest in news was sparked as he read newspapers from cover to cover.

After graduating with a law degree from the University of Sussex, he joined the BBC’s prestigious journalism training scheme and began his career in local radio in Bristol.

It was not long before Clive moved to the radio and television newsroom in London and then onto a career as a foreign correspondent based all over the world.

He has reported from almost 100 countries, covering stories of significant importance, including every US Presidential election since 1996.

He has won, among other accolades, the Royal Television Society Award for TV Journalist of the Year and Presenter of the Year, a Peabody Award for his reporting of the Rohingya/Myanmar crisis and the David Bloom Award for coverage of Mexico’s deadly drug gangs.

He has also been nominated for two BAFTA Awards and two Emmys.

This comes after Clive was honoured by The University of Bolton last July as a Doctor of Social Science for his outstanding contribution to broadcasting, television and society. 

Clive, who also presents Mastermind, described the award as an 'an honour'.