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‘Doctor of the University’ degree to be awarded to Sussex alumnus and BBC broadcaster, Clive Myrie

BBC broadcaster and University of Sussex alumnus Clive Myrie, is to receive an honorary Doctor of the University degree at Winter Graduation this week.

The journalist, who studied Law at Sussex in the 1980s, is being recognised for his journalistic achievements and building a career which has been an inspiration to many young people from diverse backgrounds.

He’ll be presented his award by Professor of Political Journalism, Ivor Gabor on Thursday (24 January), in the ceremony for the Schools of Education and Social Work; Law Politics and Sociology; and Media, Film and Music.

Brighton & Hove Albion FC Manager, Chris Hughton, will also receive an honorary degree, presented by Professor Pete Newell later that day.

Clive Myrie is a multi-award winning journalist and one of the BBC’s most experienced foreign correspondents, having reported from Tokyo, Washington, Paris, Brussels and Los Angeles as well as war zones in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kosovo. When he joined the BBC, shortly after graduating from Sussex, there weren’t many black journalists on TV, but he has since become one of the broadcaster’s most recognised faces and is currently the evening anchor on the BBC News Channel and a presenter on BBC Weekend News.

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