Rupert Wingfield-Hayes

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Rupert Anthony Wingfield-Hayes (born 1967, London) is the BBC's Tokyo correspondent.[1][2]

Early and personal life[edit]

He met his Japanese wife while they were both studying Chinese in Taiwan, marrying in 1994. They have three children.[1]



From 2007 to 2008 he was Moscow correspondent.[1] In 2007, he traveled down the Volga river.[3][4]

He became the Middle East Correspondent for the BBC. He was detained in Cairo, by the secret police.[5] He was the BBC's only correspondent to cover the Libyan civil war.[6] His convoy was attacked.[7][8] He covered the Bahraini uprising.[9]

On 10 October 2012 the BBC announced the appointment of Rupert Wingfield-Hayes as its Tokyo correspondent.[1] 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.

In November 2013, Rupert Wingfield-Hayes traveled to Tacloban, Philippines to cover Typhoon Haiyan.[10]


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