David Willis Biography
David Willis is an eminent journalist currently serving at BBC News as a California correspondent. In January 2000, He joined the news team.
David Willis Age
David Willis was born on 3 April 1979 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. He is 42 years old and celebrates his birthday on the 3rd of April every year.
David Willis Height|Weight
Willis stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs.
David Willis Education
He attended and graduated from St Joseph’s College, an independent school in the Suffolk County town of Ipswich, and Harlow Technical College, now Harlow College, in the Essex new town of Harlow.
David Willis Family
David was born and raised by his loving parents in the United States. However, information regarding his family members is under review and will be updated as soon as available.
David Willis Wife
He is happily married to his pretty wife called Janeen Newham. The couple tied the knot in October 1999. They were the first British transexual duo to marry, despite the fact they had transformed genders.
David Willis Salary
David receives an annual salary of $71,452 per year. This is according to BBC News anchors’ and reporters’ salaries.
David Willis Net Worth
Willis has an approximate net worth of $ 1 million – $ 5 million.
David Willis Career
For over 15 years, David has served as a BBC foreign correspondent. He started his broadcasting career as a junior reporter for the Hertfordshire Mercbeforer to joining the BBC in 1983. Through a stint on local radio and regional television, Willis relocated to London to work as a political correspondent based at the Houses of Parliament.
In 1994, His career as a foreign correspondent began when he was appointed as an Asia correspondent for the BBC. While in Singapore, he covered the Hong Kong handover, Mother Teresa’s funeral, and the death of Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, as well as obtaining exclusive photographs of Cambodian dictator Pol Pot’s “trial” by fellow Khmer Rouge cadres for six years.
In addition, David 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. While in Asia he was also marked by a series of exclusive reports on the downfall of the so-called “rogue trader” Nick Leeson.
Wills covered 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 went to 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 uncovered exclusive evidence of child soldiers serving on the front lines of Colombia’s drug war and covered Brazil’s 2002 presidential election of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Willis has also covered the Academy Awards for the past eight years.