Willie James Inman

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
President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron.
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Biden Hosts Macron Amid Friction Over U.S. Climate Law

First lady Jill Biden speaks at an unveiling of this year's White House holiday theme.
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First Lady Jill Biden Unveils 'We The People' White House Christmas

Former President Barack Obama speaks at a forum on democracy his foundation is co-sponsoring
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Former Presidents Are Pushing For Democracy

Former President Bill Clinton speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative
Julia Nikhinson / APPolitics

Why Does The President's Party Typically Lose Midterms?

Georgia gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams, Gov. Brian Kemp and Shane Hazel on the debate stage
Ben Gray / APPolitics

Abrams, Kemp, Hazel Face Off At Georgia Gubernatorial Debate

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Herschel Walker.
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Herschel Walker Denies Previous Support For National Abortion Ban

President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are shown.
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Biden Announces $60 Million For Puerto Rico Infrastructure Projects

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What Matters: Inflation And Everyday Americans

U.S. President Joe Biden.
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How Biden's Low Approval Among Voters Is Shaping Midterm Races

President Biden and rallygoers
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Pres. Biden Rallies For Democrats, Slams 'Semi-Fascism' In GOP

President Biden speaks
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Biden Announces Long-Awaited Student Debt Forgiveness Plan

People line up to receive the monkeypox vaccine at a walk-in clinic
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The White House Is Releasing More Monkeypox Vaccines

A notice filed by The Justice Department
Jon Elswick / APU.S.

FBI Seized 'Top Secret' Documents From Trump Home

U.S. President Joe Biden.
Susan Walsh / APPolitics

President Biden Tests Positive For COVID-19 For 2nd Day In A Row

President Joe Biden talks on the phone with his national security team.

Biden's COVID Symptoms Improve; WH Shows Him Working Phones

President Joe Biden is greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid, right and President Isaac Herzog, left.
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In Mideast, Biden Cites 'Bone Deep' Bond Between U.S. And Israel

Abortion rights protesters march around the Arizona Capitol
Ross D. Franklin / APPolitics

Legal Challenges Over Abortion Rights Mount Across The U.S.

Members of the Supreme Court.
Erin Schaff/The New York Times via APPolitics

The Political Fallout From SCOTUS Overturning Roe V. Wade

U.S. President Joe Biden.
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Pres. Biden Calls For 3-Month Suspension Of Gas And Diesel Taxes

President Joe Biden speaks to a child as he visits a COVID-19 vaccination clinic.
Evan Vucci / APScience and Health

Biden Visits Clinic, Celebrates COVID Shots For Kids Under 5

Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp.
John Bazemore / APPolitics

Georgia Gov. Kemp Wins Primary, Sets Up Rematch With Abrams

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp.
Jeff Amy / APPolitics

Voters In 4 States Heading To The Polls Tuesday

President Joe Biden on a farm
Andrew Harnik / APU.S.

President Biden Calls For More Domestic Food Production To Ease Costs

The New York Stock Exchange logo.
Richard Drew / APBusiness

Stocks Slump 3% As Worries Grow Over Higher Interest Rates

U.S. President Joe Biden.
Andrew Harnik / APPolitics

Biden Seeks $33B For Ukraine, Signaling Long-Term Commitment

President Joe Biden
Evan Vucci / APPolitics

President Biden Announces Additional $1.3 Billion In Aid To Ukraine

A ist of security items the U.S. is providing to Ukraine behind Pentagon spokesman John Kirby.
Alex Brandon / APPolitics

Pres. Biden Approves $800M In Artillery, Helicopters For Ukraine

President Joe Biden and Polish President Andrzej Duda.
Evan Vucci / APPolitics

60 Miles From Ukraine, Biden Sees Refugee Crisis In Poland

Group photo during an extraordinary NATO summit at NATO headquarters in Brussels
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Zelenskyy To Press President Biden, NATO For More Support

Federal appeals court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson
Jacquelyn Martin / APPolitics

Biden Picks Ketanji Brown Jackson As Historic Supreme Court Nominee