About

Wills with the Press Association Prize for Excellence in Reporting (May 2012)

Wills Robinson is Associate News Editor and Night News Editor at the DailyMail.com in New York.

He covers stories from around the world and has written a number of exclusives that have been covered by global news networks.

Wills has also made a number of media appearances discussing stories.

He has appeared on HLN and was a regular on the News Talk Florida radio station.

His investigations have uncovered immigration officials using private jets to deport foreign nationals, NASA employees purchasing child pornography, workers in the Department of Health and Human Services viewing explicit images at work and a Department of Commerce employee who kept his job even though he was accused of neglecting a child while stationed abroad.

Wills revealed that the Treasury Department was protecting the identity of a US Embassy Financial Attache who sexually assaulted a woman during a party at his residence. He was married at the time.

He also revealed affair website Ashley Madison used fake accounts to dupe members into paying for their services and interviewed the former executioner at San Quentin prison in California.

Wills specializes in generating stories from Freedom of Information Act requests.

While working for Mail Online in the UK, one of his investigations unearthed evidence councils in the UK were giving disabled parking permits to obese applicants.

Before his move to London and then to the United States, he was part of Mail Online’s graduate trainee program – working with the Scottish Daily Mail and South West News Service in Bristol

During his time with the Scottish Daily Mail, he reported on a number of breaking news stories and conducted investigations into prisons, government databases, and prolific criminals.

His eight front pages included an investigation into the Scottish Police DNA Database and a story revealing the extent of re-offending in Scotland.

As an undergraduate, he studied History and Politics at Newcastle University. He then completed the NCTJ Multimedia Journalism course at the Press Association Training Centre.

Wills has vast experience in student journalism acting as both the News and Sports Editor of Newcastle University’s Student Newspaper, The Courier which won the Guardian Student Publication of the Year 2012.

In May 2012, Wills was awarded the Press Association Prize for Excellence, for his original reporting while he was The Courier’s News Editor.

These included an expose of rugby initiations at Northumbria University, an investigation into the mistreatment of Combined Honours students at Newcastle University and the Josh Cryer Twitter abuse case.

Wills was also co-editor of tabloid The Tab – the most successful student publication across the US and UK – in 2012.

In one of his first experiences of a national newspaper, Wills worked at with The Independent on Sunday under the guidance of their Foreign News Editor and author of The Universal Journalist, David Randall.

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