About Emily Maitlis

May 12, 2017

Emily Maitlis is one of the most recognised faces on television news. She is part of Newsnight’s core presenting team and recently won the London Press Club ‘Broadcast Journalist of the Year’ Award for her work on the programme. She combines this role with working alongside David Dimbleby and Jeremy Vine to front the General, Local and US elections. Emily was part of the core news team for BBC’s News Channel and anchored BBC2’s new current affairs programme This Week’s World.

Emily is also a documentary maker and in 2011, secured an exclusive television interview with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, which formed the basis of her much-acclaimed BBC2 documentary, 'Inside Facebook: Zuckerberg's $100 Billion Gamble'. Her other documentaries have been on subjects as diverse as Donald Trump, Nicolas Sarkozy and Barbie. She has also interviewed major political figures such as Bill Clinton, Henry Kissinger and Christine Lagarde, as well as all four of the last UK prime ministers. She has interviewed key figures from the world of sport, entertainment, and business - David Beckham, Hugh Grant, George Soros, to name but a handful.

She speaks French, Spanish, Italian (and English) but, contrary to popular belief, her Mandarin Chinese isn't so hot.

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