Early and personal life
He became the Middle East Correspondent for the BBC. He was detained in Cairo, by the secret police. He was the BBC's only correspondent to cover the Libyan civil war. His convoy was attacked. He covered the Bahraini uprising.
On 10 October 2012 the BBC announced the appointment of Rupert Wingfield-Hayes as its Tokyo correspondent. Wingfield-Hayes will be based in the Tokyo bureau from October 2012 and will report across the BBC’s news services, including the BBC’s international news channel, BBC World News in addition to news services within the UK.
- "BBC News appoints Rupert Wingfield-Hayes as Tokyo correspondent". BBC. 10 October 2012. Retrieved 12 December 2012.