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Elections and the Media

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Join BBC Newsnight presenter and award-winning journalist, Emily Maitlis, for a talk on “Elections and the Media”.

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EMILY MAITLIS is an award winning broadcaster and lead presenter on Newsnight – the BBC ’s flagship current affairs programme on BBC 2 . She is part of the core presenting team for BBC elections both here and in the United States.

Emily is hugely respected for the integrity of her documentaries, most recently with Expenses: The Scandal That Changed Britain, which takes a look into the Parliamentary expenses scandal that rocked Westminster and how 10 years later the impact it had on public trust is still relevant to daily politics. Her BBC2 documentary, ‘Inside Facebook: Zuckerberg’s $100 Billion Gamble’ featured an exclusive television interview with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. She has interviewed numerous figures from the world of politics, sports and the arts, including Bill Clinton, the Dalai Lama, Marine Le Pen, David Beckham, Kofi Annan, Hugh Grant, Michael Caine, Juliette Binoche, Julian Assange and Christine Lagarde.

She covered 18 months of the US presidential primaries and campaign, and has interviewed Donald Trump a number of times as well as the last five UK Prime Ministers.

Emily was named as the Network Presenter of the Year at the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2019. She previously won the London Press Club ‘Broadcast Journalist of the Year’ Award for her work on Newsnight and the Wincott business award for her documentary with Mark Zuckerberg (‘Inside Facebook’).

Emily’s book Airhead: The Imperfect Art of Making News was published in April 2019 and has been optioned by Working Title for a TV adaptation.

She’s also written for GQ, The Sunday Times and the Spectator Magazine as well as the Guardian, Evening Standard and the New Statesman.

Emily has travelled extensively and speaks basic Mandarin as well as fluent French, Spanish and Italian. In her spare time enjoys running marathons in odd parts of the world

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