Emily Maitlis is the lead presenter on Newsnight – the BBC’s flagship current affairs programme.
Furthermore, Emily is a member of the core BBC presenting team for elections both in the UK and the United States. She co-hosts the hugely respected podcast Americast and was named the Network Presenter of the Year at the RTS Television Journalism Awards in 2019 and 2020.
Maitlis previously worked at BBC London news, London’s flagship news programme on BBC1. Before joining the BBC she worked for Sky News in this country, and for NBC News in Hong Kong, as a business correspondent.
Emily spent six years in the Far East reporting from around the region.
As well as being named RTS Presenter of the Year two years consecutively, Emily also won the internationally renowned Hans Joachim Freidrichs prize, as well as the British Journalism Awards Interviewer of the Year in 2020.
Further awards include the London Press Club Broadcast Journalist of the Year Award for her work on Newsnight and the Wincott Business Award for Inside Facebook.
Emily has travelled extensively and speaks basic Mandarin as well as fluent French, Spanish and Italian. In her spare time she enjoys running marathons in odd parts of the world
She has also written for The Sunday Times and the Spectator Magazine as well as the Guardian, GQ, Evening Standard and the New Statesman.
Emily Maitlis is available for conference facilitating and awards hosting.