David Willis Bio, Age, BBC News, Education, Height, Wife, Partner, Net Worth, Salary

David Willis Biography

David Willis is a BBC News California correspondent who is currently based in England. He started working at the station in January of 2000.


How old is David Willis?- Age

Willis is 43 years old as of April 2022. She was born on 3 April 1979 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States.

David Willis Education

Willis went to Harlow Technical College, now Harlow College, in the Essex new town of Harlow, and St Joseph’s College, an independent school in the Suffolk county town of Ipswich.

David Willis Height

The BBC News presenter Willis stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.

David Willis Wife – Partner

Willis is a happily married man. He is married to Janeen Newham, the two married in October 1999. They were the first British transexual couple to marry, despite the fact they had switched genders.

David Willis BBC News – Career

Willis is a journalist and broadcaster who has spent over 15 years as a BBC overseas correspondent. Before joining the BBC in 1983, he worked as a junior reporter for the Hertfordshire Mercury. He moved to London to serve as a political correspondent based at the Houses of Parliament after experiences on local radio and regional television. David began his career as a foreign journalist for the BBC in 1994, when he was named Asia correspondent. He covered the handover of Hong Kong, Mother Teresa’s funeral, and the death of Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping during his six years in Singapore, as well as getting unique images of Cambodian dictator Pol Pot’s “trial” by fellow Khmer Rouge cadres.

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He covered the devastating earthquake in Kobe, Japan, and reported firsthand on Indonesia’s president Suharto’s downfall – as well as the subsequent bloodbath in East Timor, during which he was briefly imprisoned by Indonesian authorities. His time in Asia was also marked by a series of exclusive reports on the downfall of the so-called “rogue trader” Nick Leeson. David went on to cover stories in the Americas, including North, South, and Central America. After the attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center on September 11, he traveled the length and breadth of the country to gauge public reaction. He covered Argentina’s economic collapse and spent the 2002 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro reporting on the progress of the ultimately victorious Brazilian national team.

He obtained rare footage of child soldiers working on the front lines of Colombia’s drug war and covered Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s presidential election in Brazil in 2002. For the previous eight years, he has also covered the Academy Awards. David also has experience as a war correspondent. He was “embedded” with US soldiers during the 2003 military invasion of Iraq, sending dramatic reports from the front lines as American Marines battled their way to Baghdad. He survived an ambush by Iraqi Republican Guard forces as well as attacks on his marine unit. His reports have also been published on NPR and ABC News, as well as in the BBC book The Battle for Iraq. After the invasion,

Later that year, David was invited to join the Reuters Fellowship, which provides study scholarships to senior journalists from around the world each year. During a three-month sabbatical as a visiting scholar at Oxford University, he conducted research on the Bush administration’s relationship with the media. Some of his current projects include reporting on Alzheimer’s disease breakthroughs, health issues caused by oil drilling in Colorado, and other longer-form news features.

David Willis Net Worth

Willis has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million

David Willis Salary

Willis earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.