Tim started his career as a newspaper journalist for Mirror Group Newspaper and Fleet Steet News Agency until was appointed as a broadcast journalist for ITN News. Later, he joined BBC news channel as an anchor where he presents bulletins at weekends on BBC One. He also presented World News Today on BBC Four, BBC World News, and the BBC News Channel.
In 2010, Willcox reported the Copiapo mining accident that occurred in Chile. He covered the operation to bring the trapped miners back to the surface. He also reported the Japanese earthquake and tsunami live on BBC," and Libyan Civil War in 2011.
Besides his journalism career, Tim Willcox is also a writer, producer, and has presented several documentaries for Channel 4 and Channel 5. His documentary work includes "Paul Burrell- The Butler's Story", "Di's Guys", "The Spencers", "After Diana- Remaking the Royals", "Diana: Her life", "BBC world news America with time Willcox", etc.
Further, he also appeared in tv drama and films such as, "Sex Traffic", "State of Play", "Jonathan Creek," "102 Dalmatians", "Clueless," and a BAFTA-winning documentary, "How to Start a Revolution."
Moving towards his personal life, Tim Willcox was married to Sarah. The couple together gave birth to three children, a daughter Sophia, and two sons, George and Tom. Despite his marital relationship with Sarah, he began dating his co-presenter, Sophie Long, which became suicidal for his relationship with Sarah. Tim and Sarah got divorced ending their 17 years of marital relationship.
In 2015, Tim was reported to be in a relationship with Tessa Hardy, wife of telecoms multi-millionaire, Warren Hardy.
Willcox has been accused twice of antisemitism for his on-air comments. In 2014, he got indulged in a controversy after he stated that "The Labour party would lose funding from Jewish sources because a lot of these prominent Jewish faces will be very much against the mansion tax".
Likewise in 2015, during terrorist attacks in Paris, he interviewed a Jewish woman and his statement, "Many, many, many critics though, of Israel's policy would suggest that the Palestine suffer hugely at Jewish hands as well" was criticised by several historians and BBC presenter. He later apologized on Twitter, saying his question had been "poorly phrased".
British journalist, Tim Willcox earns a decent amount of salary from his career. His career as a presenter and host for prominent news network like BBC marks as the primary source of his income. Besides, writing and presenting documentaries, and acting in movies and television is the other source that adds to his salary. As of 2017, his net worth is around $1 million.