Emily Maitlis Keynote Speaker
- Keynote speaker & a highly acclaimed ex-BBC news presenter
- Created BBC documentaries on Facebook, Donald Trump and Nicolas Sarkozy
- Winner of multiple awards for her journalism
Emily Maitlis's Biography
Emily Maitlis is an acclaimed journalist and regular keynote speaker and moderator at business conferences.
Emily spent much of her career working for the BBC; she was Political Editor of ‘Newsnight’ on BBC2 and presented the news bulletins on BBC1 and News 24. Today she hosts a podcast, Americast, alongside Jon Sopel on LBC.
Emily has made acclaimed documentaries about Facebook, Donald Trump, Nicolas Sarkozy and Madonna and has worked alongside David Dimbleby on General and US elections. 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 the last five UK prime ministers. She has interviewed key figures from the world of sport, entertainment and business such as David Beckham, Hugh Grant and George Soros.
In 2019, Emily hit the headlines with a milestone interview with Prince Andrew who talked publicly for the first time about his links to Jeffrey Epstein. This globally viewed interview won Emily another RTS Television Journalism Award for Interview of the Year. She has also been awarded the London Press Club ‘Broadcast Journalist of the Year’ Award for her work on Newsnight and the Wincott business award for “Inside Facebook”
She covered 18 months of the US presidential primaries and campaign, and has interviewed Donald Trump. Emily is celebrated for her unique and inimitable interview style with GQ Magazine saying “Don’t confuse her with Andrew Neil. He grills; she incinerates”.
Emily’s book Airhead: The Imperfect Art of Making News was published in 2019.
Philanthropically, she helped found the Prince’s Trust Technology Leadership Group, is a member of the venture board of Cancer Research UK and serves on the Harvard Business School European Advisory Council.
She’s also written for The Sunday Times and the Spectator Magazine as well as the Guardian, Evening Standard and the New Statesman.
Emily speaks Spanish, Italian, French and English and is keen runner.