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Emma Barnett

Emma permanently joined the Newsnight presenting line up in March 2019.

She hosts the programme alongside her eponymous BBC Radio 5 Live show, in which she interviews the key figures of our times; takes audiences to places they normally can’t access, and above all, has a good laugh with her brilliantly-honest listeners.

Emma and her three-hour morning programme have won a string of industry awards, with Emma named Radio Broadcaster of the Year 2018 by the Broadcasting Press Guild and Broadcaster of the Year 2017 by the Political Studies Association.

Emma also presents Late Night Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 and is the regular chair of the Woman’s Hour Power List.

She makes documentaries for BBC Radio 4 and the World Service, in which she has investigated a wide range of subjects including the march of military women to the front line, personal hypocrisy within religion and whether we have a right to be forgotten in the digital age.

On television Emma has presented The Andrew Marr Show; Politics Live on BBC Two; Sunday Morning Live on BBC One; The Pledge on Sky News and After the News on ITV.

Prior to joining the BBC, Emma worked in newspapers, while cutting her broadcasting teeth at LBC.