David Willis Biography
David Willis is an English-based BBC News California correspondent. In January of 2000, he began his employment at the station.
How old is David Willis? – Age
She was born on the 3rd of April 1979 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. She is 43 years old as of 2022.
Where did David Willis go to school? – Education
Willis attended Harlow Technical College in Harlow, Essex, and St Joseph’s College in Ipswich, Suffolk.
David Willis Wife – Family
Willis is married and content with his life. In October 1999, he married Janeen Newham. Even though they had exchanged genders, they were the first British transexual couple to marry.
David Willis Height
He is 5 feet 8 inches tall.
What is Willis’s Salary?
His salary is predicted to be $134,512.47 each year.
Willis Net Worth
He receives an estimated net worth of $190 million.
David Willis Career
Willis has been a BBC international correspondent for nearly 15 years. He was a junior reporter for the Hertfordshire Mercury prior to joining the BBC in 1983. After stints on local radio and regional television, he relocated to London to work as a political correspondent headquartered at the Houses of Parliament. In 1994, when he was chosen Asia correspondent for the BBC, David began his career as a foreign journalist. During his six years in Singapore, he covered the handover of Hong Kong, Mother Teresa’s funeral, and Deng Xiaoping’s death, as well as obtaining unique photographs of Cambodian dictator Pol Pot’s “trial” by fellow Khmer Rouge cadres.
He covered the disastrous earthquake in Kobe, Japan, and witnessed the assassination of Indonesian President Suharto — as well as the accompanying massacre in East Timor, during which he was briefly detained by Indonesian authorities. A series of exclusive reports on the downfall of the so-called “rogue trader” Nick Leeson defined his tenure in Asia. Following that, David covered stories across the Americas, including North, Central, and South America. He visited the length and breadth of the country after the September 11 attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center to measure the popular reaction. He chronicled Argentina’s economic collapse and spent the 2002 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro covering the progress of the Brazilian national squad, which eventually won.
He captured unique images of child soldiers on the front lines of Colombia’s drug war and covered Brazil’s presidential election in 2002. He’s also covered the Academy Awards for the past eight years. David has also worked as a war correspondent. During the 2003 military invasion of Iraq, he was “embedded” with US troops, relaying dramatic tales from the front lines as American Marines battled their way to Baghdad. He was ambushed by Iraqi Republican Guard soldiers and had his marine unit attacked. His stories have appeared on NPR and ABC News, as well as in the BBC book The Battle for Iraq.
David was selected to join the Reuters Fellowship later that year, which annually awards study scholarships to senior journalists from throughout the world. He did research on the Bush administration’s interaction with the media during a three-month sabbatical as a visiting researcher at Oxford University. Reporting on Alzheimer’s disease breakthroughs, health difficulties caused by oil drilling in Colorado, and other longer-form news segments are among his current endeavors.