Willie James Inman - Newsy

Willie James Inman

Politics Reporter

Willie James Inman is a politics reporter for Newsy based in the Washington, D.C., bureau. Before coming to Newsy, he worked as reporter for Fox News channel, covering major hurricanes and breaking news events in the Southeast. Willie has also spent time as a local reporter in Montgomery County, Maryland, and as a White House producer for Japanese public broadcaster NHK. While covering the White House, he traveled to China, Myanmar and Australia for the APEC, ASEAN and G-20 summits in 2014. He also covered the G-7 Summit in 2015 and the start of the 2016 election. In his most memorable interview, Willie spoke with civil rights icon John Lewis and activist Jesse Jackson in 2018 after a re-enactment march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. He studied journalism and theater at Georgia State University in Atlanta and also studied abroad at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. Willie speaks Japanese and was an English teacher in Japan for three years before starting his news career. He hopes to give a voice to the powerless through his work with a special interest on rural America, since he hails from rural Georgia. Willie's dream interviews would be sit-downs with a sitting or former president of the United States and Meghan Markle, but he would take either one!

Recent Work
Members of the Supreme Court pose for a group photo
Erin Schaff / The New York Times / APPolitics

President Biden To Announce Supreme Court Nominee By End Of February

Rendering of early plans for two new Intel processor factories.
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President Joe Biden
Andrew Harnik / APBusiness

State Of The U.S. Economy One Year Into The Biden Administration

President Joe Biden
Susan Walsh / APPolitics

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President Joe Biden
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White House Christmas Ornaments

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President Joe Biden has a videoconference with Russian President Vladimir Putin
Twitter / @WhiteHouseWorld

President Biden Squares Off With Russian President Putin Over Ukraine

President Joe Biden speaks about the COVID-19 variant named omicron during a visit to the National Institutes of Health.
Evan Vucci / APSci/Health

President Biden Lays Out New COVID Roadmap

President Joe Biden
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White House To Unveil Plan To Tackle COVID-19 Through Winter Months

President Joe Biden meets virtually with Chinese President Xi Jinping
Susan Walsh / APPolitics

President Biden Hosts China President Xi Jinping In Virtual Meeting

President Joe Biden speaks during a visit at the Port of Baltimore
Susan Walsh / APPolitics

President Biden Addresses Supply Chain Issues At Port Of Baltimore

A young girl on a computer
Operation ShoestringPolitics

How The Infrastructure Bill Will Expand Broadband Internet Access

Colin Powell as Secretary of State
Mary Altaffer / APPolitics

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Gen. Mark Milley

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President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room at the White House, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021.
Andrew Harnik / APSci/Health

President Biden Announces New Vaccine Requirements

President Joe Biden meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Evan Vucci / APPolitics

U.S., Ukraine Seek Increased Ties Against Russia

U.S. Air Force Airmen guide evacuees at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Senior Airman Taylor Crul / U.S. Air ForcePolitics

U.S. To Keep August Deadline For Afghanistan Withdrawal

President Biden
Manuel Balce Ceneta / APPolitics

President Biden Commits To Get Americans And Allies Out Of Afghanistan

President Biden speaks to reporters
Evan Vucci/APPolitics

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Young students in classroom.
Brynn Anderson / APPolitics

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President Biden
Susan Walsh/APPolitics

Pres. Biden Asks Federal Employees To Get Vaccinated


CDC Revises Mask Guidance

Susan Walsh/APPolitics

U.S. To End Combat Mission In Iraq

Singer Olivia Rodrigo with White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.
Susan Walsh/APPolitics

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Evan Vucci/APPolitics

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Conservatives Rally Around Trump During CPAC In Dallas

Children in classroom.
Mary Altaffer / APU.S.

Critical Race Theory Becomes Hot-Button Issue

Former President Trump at southern border
AP/Eric GayPolitics

Trump Visits Southern Border

Donald Trump stands at border wall.
AP/Evan VucciPolitics

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