Rupert Wingfield-Hayes Bio, BBC, Age, Height, Parents, Spouse, Children, Salary, and Net Worth

Who is  Rupert Wingfield-Hayes?

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes is a British journalist who is the BBC’s Tokyo correspondent. Previously, he served as the BBC’s correspondent in Beijing, Moscow, and the Middle East.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes
Rupert Wingfield-Hayes

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes Date of Birth / Age

Wingfield-Hayes was born in the year 1967. He will be turning 56 years old in 2023.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes Height

Wingfield-Hayes stands at an average height.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes Parents and Siblings

Wingfield-Hayes was born in 1967 in London. He manages to keep information regarding his parents, siblings, and extended members of his family away from the limelight. We will keep you updated on this information once it’s available to the public.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes Wife/Kids

Wingfield-Hayes met his Japanese wife while studying Chinese at National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei. Details regarding whether or not Wingfield-Hayes has any children are not available to the public at the moment. We will keep you updated on this information once it’s available to the public.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes Education

Wingfield-Hayes studied at Bishop Luffa School, Chichester, England. He afterward studied South East Asian Studies at the University of Hull (BA). Also, Far Eastern Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, at the University of London (MA). Wingfield-Hayes also studied Chinese at National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei and met his Japanese wife. Rupert is a proud great-nephew of Major-General Eric Hayes.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes Career

Wingfield-Hayes started working with the BBC in 1999 and served as the BBC Beijing correspondent from 2000 to 2006. In 2007, he became the BBC Moscow correspondent. In 2010 he was made the BBC Middle East correspondent in Jerusalem. While in the Middle East, he was lucky to cover the revolution in Tunisia, the fall of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, and the Libyan civil war.

Wingfield-Hayes was the first BBC correspondent to enter Tripoli after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi. The convoy he was traveling in was ambushed by the pro-Gaddafi militia during the fighting in Tripoli. He also covered the Bahraini uprising.[8]

In October 2012, Wingfield-Hayes was appointed to be  BBC’s Tokyo correspondent. Wingfield-Hayes has been in the Tokyo bureau since 2012, reporting across the BBC’s news services, including the BBC’s international news channel, BBC World News, as well as news services within the UK.

In November 2013, Wingfield-Hayes was one of the first foreign journalists in Tacloban, Philippines, after it was struck by Typhoon Haiyan. In May 2016, he was detained in North Korea but later ejected after officials thought he had been disrespectful in his description of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. He, together with his cameraman and producer was arrested and questioned for eight hours before being sent to the airport for a flight to Beijing.


Wingfield-Hayes works with BBC where he serves alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Martine Croxall
  2. Reeta Chakrabarti
  3. Fiona Bruce
  4. Tina Daheley
  5. Victoria Derbyshire
  6. Huw Edwards
  7. Christian Fraser
  8. Joanna Gosling
  9. Jane Hill
  10. Geeta Guru-Murthy
  11. Mishal Husain
  12. Faisal Islam
  13. Roger Johnson
  14. Stephen Sackur
  15. Lyse Doucet
  16. Yalda Hakim
  17. Ben Brown
  18. Jon Sopel
  19. George Alagiah
  20. Emma Barnett 

How Much Does Rupert Wingfield-Hayes Earn?

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How Much is Rupert Wingfield-Hayes Worth?

Wingfield-Hayes has been able to accumulate a lot of wealth from his attractive remuneration.

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