Emily Maitlis is one of the main BBC news presenters. Along with Newsnight she also presents news bulletins on BBC One and rolling news coverage on the BBC News Channel.
Emily has worked alongside David Dimbleby to host election coverage specials and the Budget.
She also made a number of BBC documentaries, most recently Inside Facebook, for which she interviewed Mark Zuckerberg. S
he previously worked at BBC London news, London's flagship regional news programme on BBC One.
Before joining the BBC Emily worked for Sky News in this country, and for NBC News in Hong Kong, as a business correspondent.
She spent six years in the Far East reporting from around the region on longer format pieces from Cambodia, China and the Philippines and made a documentary for Radio 1 on the clubbing scene in Hong Kong after the handover to China. She covered the handover itself on location with Channel 4.
Emily has written for a number of newspapers and magazines including The Guardian and The Spectator.
She lives in West London with her husband and two sons, Milo and Max.
She speaks French, Spanish and Italian, but contrary to popular belief her Mandarin Chinese is a bit rubbish.