Emily Maitlis

Journalist and Broadcaster

Emily Maitlis

Award-winning journalist and broadcaster Emily Maitlis was recognised by GQ magazine as one of the most influential people in Britain. She presents The News Agents Global Media daily podcast with Jon Sopel and Lewis Goodall, which won a gold award at the British Podcast Awards in 2023, and The News Agents USA with Jon Sopel. She will also front the 2024 Channel 4 General Election special along with Krishnan Guru-Murthy, steering viewers through what many predict to be a game-changing moment in British politics.

In her previous role at the BBC, having covered elections in the US and UK, she then fronted Newsnight, becoming a stalwart of the broadcaster’s news output and a trusted voice with the viewing public. She has interviewed presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, and each of the past six UK prime ministers, among numerous other political leaders, as well as key figures from the world of culture and international affairs.

Maitlis is also the author of the Sunday Times bestseller Airhead: An Exploration of the Imperfect Art of Making News, and has written for The Sunday Times, The Spectator, The Guardian, Evening Standard, and The New Statesman

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