Emily Maitlis keynote speaker
Emily Maitlis keynote speaker

Emily Maitlis

Leading political journalist

Speaker Themes

  • Politics
  • UK and US elections
  • Excellent moderator, chair and conference host

Travels from

London, UK


Emily Maitlis is an award-winning broadcaster who formerly presented Newsnight, the BBC’s flagship daily current affairs programme.

In 2015-2016, she spent 18 months covering the US presidential primaries and presidential campaign, interviewing Donald Trump a number of times.

She won the Wincott business award for her documentary with Mark Zuckerberg, Inside Facebook, and has interviewed numerous figures from the world of politics, sports and the arts – including the last five UK Prime Ministers.

Emily has written for GQ, The Sunday Times and the Spectator Magazine as well as the Guardian, Evening Standard and the New Statesman.

For more information on Emily Maitlis’ speaking topics and availability, contact leo@vbqspeakers.com.


Emily is a highly respected journalist worldwide, known for her incisive interviews and astute analysis of politics, especially in the UK and America.

She’s excellent both in a keynote and after dinner setting, but excels particularly as a conference moderator, interviewer and host.

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