27 April 1945|
Perth, Western Australia
Terry Willesee's Perth Presenter|
Terry Willesee Tonight Presenter
A Current Affair (US) Reporter
Nine Perth Newsreader
|Children||Grant, Nicole,Jason Andrew, Sarah, Jesse, and Janet (deceased)|
Michael Willesee Jr.
|Family||Michael "Mike" Willesee (brother)|
Willesee is the son of the Don Willesee, a long-time member of the Australian Senate and Whitlam Government minister. He is the brother of Mike Willesee, also a journalist and television presenter.
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.
In 1981 Willesee was signed by the Seven Network to present a successful national current affairs program named Terry Willesee Tonight, based in Sydney. Terry was then signed by the 9 network. Terry's role on the 7 current affairs show went to Derryn Hinch.
Willesee in 1992 moved to the United States where he anchored the nationally syndicated program, A Current Affair Extra. He also travelled the country as a reporter for 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.
Willesee has also worked as a media trainer.
He is the father of, Grant, Nicole,Jason, Andrew, Sarah,Jesse Willesee and the late Janet.
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