|Born||Perth, Western Australia|
|Notable credit(s)||Terry Willesee's Perth Presenter
Terry Willesee Tonight Presenter
A Current Affair (US) Reporter
Nine Perth Newsreader
Michael Willesee, Jr.
Willesee began his media career in Perth in 1969. He initially worked as a television news reporter before branching out into newsreading and producing documentaries. He produced and presented 14 prime time documentaries for STW TV station in Perth. He.
In 1981 Willesee was signed by the Seven Network to present a successful national current affairs program named Terry Willesee Tonight, based in Sydney. The show screened until Good Friday (April 1) 1988, when it was abruptly axed. It was replaced by Hinch hosted by Derryn Hinch.
Willesee in 1992 moved to the United States where he worked as a reporter for the American A Current Affair (not related to Nine Network's programme of the same name). He was later promoted to anchor the Fox network's national programme, A Current Affair Extra. He was probably the first Australian to host his own current affairs show on US television.
After several years in the United States he moved back to Australia in 1995, reading news for Nine Network affiliate STW in Perth. While in Perth he occasionally hosted a talkback radio show for 6PR.
In 2002, Terry returned to national television when he started presenting Willesee Across Australia on Sky News Australia. He began presenting First Edition in 2002 until June 2013 when he resigned. 
Willesee has also worked as a media trainer.
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