Bruce Willis’ brother David Willis Biography: Age, Net Worth, Spouse, Instagram, Height, Parents, Siblings, Children, Wiki

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David Rowland Willis, a highly esteemed English journalist, has established his residence in the United States. 

Renowned for his exceptional skills as a foreign correspondent for the renowned British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), he has garnered significant recognition for his outstanding coverage of various events in Asia.


  • Full name: David Rowland Willis
  • Stage Name: David Willis
  • Born: September 29, 1960
  • Age: 63 years old
  • Birthplace: London, Canada
  • Nationality: British
  • Occupation: Journalist
  • Height: 5’8
  • Parents: Marlene Willis and David Willis
  • Siblings: Florence Willis, Robert Willis, and Bruce Willis
  • Spouse: Janeen Newham 
  • Children: 2
  • Relationship: Married
  • Net Worth: $5 million

Early Life And Education

David Willis, known for his outstanding work as a BBC correspondent and journalist, was born on September 29, 1960, in the vibrant city of London, Canada.

Growing up under the care and guidance of his parents, Marlene Willis and David Willis, he shared his upbringing with three siblings named Florence Willis, Robert Willis, and Bruce Willis

Currently holding the esteemed position of Jesus Professor of Celtic at the prestigious University of Oxford, David Willis is also recognized as a professorial fellow at Jesus College.


 Willis started his professional journey in journalism by working as a cub reporter for the Hertfordshire Mercury newspaper. After gaining valuable experience, he joined the renowned broadcasting company BBC in 1983. 

Initially, he worked in local radio and regional television before eventually relocating to London to take on the prestigious role of the BBC’s political correspondent.

 Willis became the BBC’s Asia correspondent in 1994 and was stationed in Singapore. During his time there, he reported on various notable events such as the Hong Kong handover, Mother Teresa’s funeral, and the passing of Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping.

 Additionally, he managed to secure exclusive photographs of the so-called “trial” of Cambodian dictator Pol Pot carried out by his fellow Khmer Rouge comrades.

 Willis became the BBC’s California correspondent in 2000 and has since been stationed in Los Angeles. Throughout his career, he has extensively reported on significant events in the United States, including the devastating 9/11 attacks, the profound impact of the 2008 financial crisis, and the highly contentious 2016 presidential election. 

In addition to these crucial topics, Willis has also covered various subjects, including technology advancements, entertainment industry updates, and societal and cultural developments.

 An esteemed journalist, Willis is recognized for his extensive coverage and knack for simplifying intricate stories. His exceptional skills have earned him various accolades, such as the prestigious International News Correspondent of the Year award from the Royal Television Society.

 Willis works as a correspondent and contributes regularly to the BBC’s World Service and BBC Radio 4. He often appears as a guest on various television and radio shows and has authored several articles and books documenting his journalism career.

Social Media

  •  Twitter: @THEDavidWillis
  • Instagram: @theoneandonlydavidwillis

Personal Life

David Willis, 63, a British journalist, has been married to Janeen Newham since 1999, making them the pioneering transgender couple to tie the knot in Britain. 

Their relationship commenced in 1996, and they soon embarked on a romantic journey. However, they had to travel to Denmark to exchange vows in 1999 since U.K. legislation did not acknowledge same-sex partnerships then. The couple has children together. 

Net Worth

 David Willis, a highly experienced British journalist, has dedicated over thirty years of his career to the BBC. He currently serves as the esteemed news organization’s U.S.

 West Coast correspondent and is stationed in the vibrant city of San Francisco. With an impressive net worth of $5 million, Willis has undoubtedly made significant contributions to his field and amassed considerable wealth throughout his successful career.

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