James Clayton BBC Biography, Early Life, Education, Career, BBC Elon Musk interview, Net worth, Marriage, Social media handles 


James Clayton is a journalist and media personality based in the United States. He is well known as the current tech reporter for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in North America since 2020. He has also worked on the BBC’s media news show popularly known as Newsnight and some other BBC reporting roles before he was appointed as a tech reporter. 

Clayton was born in 1983 and he will be 40 years old in 2023 at the time of writing this article, and he will be 41 in 2024.

He is One of the few journalists who has had his works published by some of the big media companies such as Yahoo and Telegraph. He is also one of the many journalists who has also written and published about Major tech companies like Amazon, Google, and Apple. He also covered Apple’s 2021 trial with games company Epic Games.

Early Life

James Clayton was born And raised by his biological parents in San Francisco California, a state in the Western United States of America. He has lived most of his life in his home country United States) and had his education there. He has worked with some Media outlets for years before he joined the British Broadcasting Corporation as a journalist. As like we’ve pointed out before, he has worked in different broadcasting positions before he was made the present tech reporter of the media company in 2020. As a tech reporter at BBC, Clayton got his first biggest tech interview as a host after he successfully interviewed one of the world’s richest tech billionaires Elon Musk.


James Clayton had his primary and high school education in some of the best schools located in North America. After his high school education, he proceeded to the university where he also graduated with flying colors. At the time of writing this article, his course of study was still unknown to the public. 


James Clayton’s career has been a long journey of great commitment and Achievements. As like we’ve pointed out earlier in this article, he is the current BBC North America technology reporter based in San Francisco Prior to his current role which was assigned to him, Clayton also worked on BBC Newsnight. Due to his location, he has also reported on natural disasters from the California storms in January 2023 to the 7.2 magnitude Haiti earthquake in August 2021. Clayton became a trending topic among netizens after he managed to interview the billionaire mogul Elon Musk. In the interview, they discussed so many things which sparked different reactions and overhauled arguments on and off the internet. Since then his social status has grown more than usual.

BBC Elon Musk interview

On April 11, 2023, James Clayton managed to interview tech mogul Elon Musk in a hastily arranged interview.

The Twitter owner said that he took the opportunity to discuss things with the network as there was “a lot going on” and it seemed a good point to address some of those things.

Clayton kicked off the interview by addressing a label put on the BBC’s Twitter page that stated the corporation was “government-funded” something which the network refutes and has demanded the platform changes.

In the interview, Elon Musk did state that they were looking to change that to denote that the corporation was publicly funded.

James Clayton addressed a lot of contentious points during his chat with Musk, which made for must-watch viewing.

He asked the Twitter owner about his purchase of the platform, sleeping in the office, the decision to sack a large number of employees, and the ongoing health of the social media giant.

In many parts of the interview, Elon Musk tries to turn the tables on James Clayton but asking more questions of the interviewer than being asked of himself.

Musk became particularly defensive when it was suggested that more hateful content was appearing on the platform.

The interview is available in full on BBC iPlayer although shorts of different parts of the interview are also available on their website.

Many different outlets have shown clips of the interview in context with articles written


James Clayton is a married man. He is married to Maya Rostowska who is also a journalist based in the united states. Maya is currently working as a producer for vice journalism media. She has worked with the BBC media in the past just like her husband. They both dated for some time before they both got married in August 2019 with each other and they are still married since then till date. According to some sources they both had a boy child whose name is Kuba. The young lad was born in the year 2022 in the month of May and he is a year old at the time of writing this article.

Net Worth

James Clayton’s net worth is guesstimated to be around $300k to $500k dollars all of which he made from his job as a professional and international journalist. And a content creator.

Social media handles 

James Clayton only uses Three social media platforms. Below is the link to the official pages of these social media platforms.

Note: any links other than these links I am going to be sharing with you here should be avoided because there are many fake pages that claim to be James but they’re not.

LinkedIn: @jamesclayton

Facebook: @jamesclayton

Twitter: @jamesclayton

Instagram: @jamesclayton

Medium: @jamesclayton


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