Emily Maitlis Bio, Age, Education, Husband, Kids, BBC, Net Worth

Emily Maitlis

Emily Maitlis Biography

Emily Maitlis is a British journalist, documentary filmmaker, and former newsreader for the BBC. She presents general elections for the BBC and covers US politics for the programme from across America.

Emily has won plaudits for her longer form interviews for Newsnight with politicians, presidents and key players internationally, and at home. She spent six years reporting from the Far East, based in Hong Kong – speaks Spanish, French and Italian – and is the author of a recent book about her years as a Newsnight presenter.

Emily Maitlis Age

Emily Maitlis was born on 6th September, 1970, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Emily Maitlis Height

Emily stand at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches tall.

Emily Maitlis Education

Maitlis was educated at King Edward VII School, Sheffield, and then studied English at Queens’ College, Cambridge.

Emily Maitlis Nationality

Emily is a British Nationality.

Emily Maitlis Parents

Emily is the daughter of Professor Peter Maitlis FRS, Emeritus Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Sheffield, and Marion Maitlis, a psychotherapist.

Emily Maitlis Siblings

Emily has two older sisters, Nicky and Sally.

Emily Maitlis Husband

Maitlis is married to investment manager Mark Gwynne they met while she was working in Hong Kong.

Emily Maitlis Children

Emily and her husband Mark Gwynne have two sons, Milo and Max.

Emily Maitlis BBC

Emily began presenting a BBC podcast in 2020, Americast, with Jon Sopel, the BBC’s North America editor. The podcasts originally focused on the 2020 election and contain analysis as well as an array of interviews from across the political scene. Americast received positive reviews and performed well becoming one of UK’s most listened to podcast of any genre.

Maitlis appeared as the question-master on the game show The National Lottery in 2005: Come And Have A Go. She was a regular presenter on BBC News Channel for a decade between 2006 and 2016, alongside Ben Brown and Jon Sopel. She also presented BBC Breakfast and from May 2006 until July 2007 presented STORYFix on BBC News, a light-hearted look at the week’s news set to up-beat music.

Maitlis presented the US 2012 election coverage on BBC One and the BBC News Channel alongside David Dimbleby in 2012, when incumbent US President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were fighting for the presidency of the US. In 2016, she presented a news discussion programme called This Week’s World on BBC Two, late afternoon on Saturdays.

Emily  interviewed Prince Andrew in November 2019, Duke of York, about his relationship with American sex offender and paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, who died in August whilst awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. The interview was broadcast on the BBC’s Newsnight programme on 16th November 2019. Due in part to the disastrous fallout from Prince Andrew’s performance during this interview, he resigned from his royal duties.

Maitlis received an honorary doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University in 2012. She won Broadcast Journalist of the Year at the 2017 London Press Club Awards and the Network Presenter of the Year award at the RTS Television Journalism Awards in 2019 and 2020. She received the German Hanns Joachim Friedrichs Award in 2020.

Emily Maitlis The News Agents

Emily’s Podcast, The News Agents, from Global Media is normally presented by Maitlis, Jon Sopel and Lewis Goodall was launched on 30th August 2022. The opening edition, titled Trump – Prison or President?, focused on the FBI investigation into Donald Trump’s handling of presidential documents, with Anthony Scaramucci, the former White House Director of Communications, appearing as a guest.

The News Agents is a podcast that examines the day’s news stories with a more informal presenting style than media outlets such as the BBC. It is marketed as an alternative to Radio 4’s Today (although Fiona Sturges of The Financial Times has suggested “its real rival is The Rest Is Politics”, a political podcast presented by Alastair Campbell and Rory Stewart). It is produced by Dino Sofos, who had previously worked with Maitlis and Sopel on the BBC’s Americast podcast, as well as producing The Next Episode and the award-winning Brexitcast podcasts for BBC News, but who left the BBC in November 2021 to establish his own production company, Persephonica, alongside Tom O’Hara.

Details of a podcast presented by Maitlis and Sopel were first revealed in February 2022, when it was announced both would be leaving BBC News to join Global. Maitlis, a present of Newsnight, and Sopel, the BBC’s North America correspondent, had previously worked together on the BBC’s Americast podcast. On 22 August, Global confirmed The News Agents would launch the following week, with Maitlis and Sopel presenting from Mondays to Thursdays, and Goodall presenting on Fridays.

The first edition received a mixed reception, with reviewers praising the quality of its content but expressing concern about the informal approach of its presenters. James Marriott of The Times described it as “slick but a little baffling” with “tantalising glimpses of the much better show that will doubtless be constructed from all the beautiful, uber-professional moving parts that are welded together so oddly in this first episode”.

Emily Maitlis Salary

Emily annual salary is estimated to be USD 100,000.

Emily Maitlis Net Worth

Emily’s net worth is estimated to be USD 2 million.

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