Emily Maitlis


Emily Maitlis is one of the most recognised faces on BBC television news. As well as presenting Newsnight on BBC2 and Ten O’Clock/ One O’ Clock bulletins on BBC1, she has worked alongside David Dimbleby on General and US elections and has made documentaries on Facebook, Donald Trump, Nicolas Sarkozy and Barbie. Emily secured an exclusive television interview with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in 2011 and has interviewed major political figures including Bill Clinton, Henry Kissinger and Christine Lagarde, as well as all four of the most recent UK prime ministers.

She has interviewed key figures from the world of sport, entertainment and business such as David Beckham, Hugh Grant, George Soros – to name but a handful – and is currently working on a new US documentary. Prior to working in news, she was a documentary maker in Cambodia and China. Emily worked for Sky News in this country and for 6 years at NBC based in Hong Kong as a business correspondent, and then as a presenter covering lead stories such as the collapse of the tiger economies in 1997.

She also covered the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong with Jon Snow for Channel 4. She then moved to Sky News in the UK as a business correspondent, and then to BBC London News when the programme was re-launched in 2001. Emily Maitlis has written for a number of newspapers and magazines including The Guardian and The Spectator.

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