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Emily Maitlis

Emily Maitlis is an RTS award winning journalist and broadcaster – and Newsnight’s lead presenter.

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.