Dan Wootton Bio, Age, Education, Partner, Kids, New Zealand Journalist and Broadcaster, Net Worth

Dan Wootton

Dan Wootton Biography

Dan Wootton is a New Zealand journalist and broadcaster. He is The Sun newspaper’s Executive Editor and former editor of the paper’s TV & Showbiz column, Bizarre. In May 2017, Dan launched a new weekly podcast called The Dan Wootton Interview, featuring a different A-lister each week. He also has a radio show on talkRADIO on Fridays, 4-7pm.

Wootton has made appearances as a show business presenter on the ITV Breakfast shows Lorraine and Daybreak. From 2015 to 2018, he was also a regular contributor and panelist on Big Brother’s Bit on the Side. In 2021 Wootton left News UK to join MailOnline as a columnist and present a show on GB News.

Dan Wootton Age

Dan Wootton was born on 2nd March, 1983, Lower Hutt, New Zealand.

Dan Wootton Height

He stand at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches tall.

Dan Wootton Nationality

Dan holds both New Zealand and British citizenship.

Dan Wootton Ethnicity

Dan is of white ethnicity.

Dan Wootton Parents

Dan Wootton’s parents are Unknown, however, he was born to two British parents; his mother was born in Basildon, Essex and his father was born on a British army base in Malta.

Dan Wootton Siblings

Dan lives a low profile life hence he has not shared any information about his siblings.

Dan Wootton Partner

Dan wootton is currently dating his partner Alan Longair. Wootton announced on his Twitter account that he is gay in 2013. He started dating Alan Longair in the mid-of 2020, but they did not announce their affair officially. Then when they both started developing a strong bond, Alan revealed their relationship officially on Instagram on 22nd May, 2021.

Dan Wootton Children

Dan does not have any children.

Dan Wootton New Zealand Journalist and Broadcaster

Wootton joined the News of the World TV team in February 2007, becoming TV editor in November 2007, and show-business editor in November 2008 until its closure in July 2011, when he then became a columnist and feature writer for the Daily Mail and editor-at-large for Now magazine.

He later testified to the Leveson Inquiry in 2012 about the News International phone hacking scandal, where he denied illegally publishing stories collected through phone hacking while editor at the News of the World.

Dan started his career as a journalist in his native New Zealand, writing an entertainment column for the Wellington-based broadsheet newspaper The Dominion Post and was also a reporter for the daily television show Good Morning. He moved to the United Kingdom when he was 21, and after a period working for trade magazines, he found a job with Broadcast magazine.

Wootton hosted a weekly talkRADIO show called Dan’s Dilemmas from March 2018 and, in February 2020, he took over as host of the station’s drivetime show, replacing Eamonn Holmes.

Wootton joined The Sun newspaper launching a new column on Sundays in 2013. He became editor of the newspaper’s Bizarre column in 2014, and was promoted to associate editor (showbiz and TV) in 2016. Dan was named ‘Showbiz reporter of the year’ at the 2010, 2013 and 2018 British Press Awards. Wootton also made appearances as a showbiz reporter on ITV’s morning show Lorraine between 2011 and 2019, and has been a guest on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Wootton and The Sun received widespread criticism in 2015 for an article he penned for the newspaper titled “Hollywood HIV Panic”. HIV policy adviser Lisa Power called it “vile” and expressed disappointment that Wootton had “lent his name to such a shameful piece”, saying that it reinforced stigma against people with HIV. British HIV charity the Terrence Higgins Trust called it “irresponsible”, and The BMJ, a peer-reviewed medical trade journal, also criticised Wootton’s article.

Dan case brought forward by John Depp in July 2020, libel proceedings, and News Group Newspapers, began in the High Court of Justice in the case of Depp v News Group Newspapers Ltd. The action related to an article published in 2018 in The Sun describing Depp as a “wife beater”. On 2 November 2020, the court ruled in favour of News Group. Mr Justice Nicol found that assaults were proven to the civil standard in 12 of the 14 incidents reported by Amber Heard, and he concluded that The Sun’s article was substantially accurate on the balance of probabilities.

Wootton announced in 2021 that he would leave The Sun and talkRADIO to become a columnist for MailOnline and present a daily show, four days a week, on GB News. In November 2021, his GB News programme, Tonight Live with Dan Wootton, was rebranded to Dan Wootton Tonight and shortened to two hours.

In October 2020, Labour MP Chris Bryant described Wootton as “a nutcase – you’re a complete and utter nutcase and you’re dangerous as well, a dangerous conspiracy theorist” after Wootton advocated for the Great Barrington Declaration and suggested that herd immunity could be a solution for COVID-19.

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Dan revealed how concerned courtiers are hoping the king takes a more aggressive approach against Sussexes who they fear want to bring down Royal Family.

How long is it going to take for King Charles III to realise the clear and present threat he and the British monarchy itself are facing from Harry and Meghan?

That’s the question ricocheting around the corridors of Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Kensington Palace as staff, still reeling from the loss of Queen Elizabeth II, try to get to grips with an unprecedented friendly fire attack by the monarch’s own son from his Montecito mansion.

Indeed, the King, somewhat naively, is said to still hope and believe a rapprochement with his son and daughter-in-law is possible before the coronation.

The red carpet was rolled out by Charles and the wider family in the wake of the late Queen’s death, only for the couple to press ahead with the Netflix hit piece and the release of Harry’s autobiography Spare, expected to be even more incendiary, early next year.

The Sussexes have declared war and know there is no going back, no matter how hard Charles tries to open the pathway for communication.

‘But that underestimates the mission Harry and Meghan are embarking on, which is about tearing down the institution of the monarchy.

‘Many courtiers believe the king needs to allow the Palace to take a more aggressive response , with both part two of the Netflix series and the release of Spare, or the damage done, especially internationally, could be hard to counteract.’

Dan Wootton Salary

Wootton earns an estimated annual salary of USD 80,000.

Dan Wootton Net Worth

Dan’s net worth is estimated to be USD 500,000.

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