Emily Maitlis Biography, Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth

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  1. What does Emily do for a living?
  2. Who are Emily’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Emily’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Emily married or does she have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
  5. Does Emily have any children?
  6. Where is Emily now?
  7. How tall is Emily?
  8. How much money does Emily earn?
  9. What is Emily’s net worth?

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Who is Emily Maitlis?

Emily Maitlis is a well-known British journalist, documentary filmmaker, and former newsreader for the BBC. She was the lead anchor of BBC Two’s news and current affairs program Newsnight until the end of 2021. Also, she has covered elections for the BBC mainly in the UK, US, and Europe.

Emily in February 2022, announced she was joining forces with ex-BBC journalist Jon Sopel. To host a daily radio show and podcast for LBC Radio owned by media giant Global.

How Old is Emily Maitlis?

She is 51 years old as of March 2022, having been born on September 6, 1970, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Emily shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; Asher Angel, Payton Delu Myler,  Lil Xan, Maddie Gray, Shay Rudolph, and many more.

Emily Maitlis Family

Who are Emily Maitlis Parents?

She was born to Peter Maitlis (Father) an FRS Emeritus Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Sheffield. And Marion Maitlis (Mother) is a psychotherapist.

Does Emily Maitlis have Siblings?

She grew up with her two elder sisters Nicky and Sally.

Emily Maitlis Education

She received her high school education at King Edward VII School, Sheffield. And later studied English at Queen’s College, Cambridge.

Emily Maitlis Marital Status

She is married to the love of her life Mark Gwynne an investment manager. She proposed to her husband in 2000 while on holiday in Mauritius.

A Photo of Emily Maitlis
A Photo of Emily Maitlis

Emily Maitlis Kids

She has two kids with her husband Mark; Milo and Max.

Emily Maitlis Career

She earlier wanted to work as a director, prompted by her love for drama, instead, she went into radio broadcasting. Before working in news, she was a documentary maker in Cambodia and China. She was based in Hong Kong while working for NBC. Maitlis spent six years in Hong Kong with TVB News and NBC Asia initially as a business reporter creating documentaries. Then in Hong Kong as a presenter in 1997 covering the collapse of the tiger economies. With Jon Snow, she covered the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong for Channel 4.

Emily then moved to Sky News in the UK as a business correspondent. She then moved to BBC London News when the program was relaunched in 2001. In 2005, she appeared as the question-master on the game show The National Lottery: Come And Have A Go. For a decade between 2006 and 2016, she was a regular presenter on BBC News Channel alongside Ben Brown and Jon Sopel. From May 2006 until July 2007, she presented STORYFix on BBC News and also presented BBC Breakfast.

She was appointed as a contributing editor to The Spectator magazine in July 2007. In 2012, she alongside David Dimbleby presented the US 2012 election coverage on BBC One and the BBC News Channel. When incumbent US President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were fighting for the presidency of the US. On BBC Two she presented 2016 a news discussion program called This Week’s World in the late afternoon on Saturdays.

Career Continuation

She was a former main presenter of Newsnight on BBC Two alongside Kirsty Wark and Emma Barnett. She worked her way up after joining in 2006 as a relief presenter and later became the lead anchor in 2018 after the departure of Evan Davis. In April 2019, she published the book Airhead: The Imperfect Art of Making News, describing how television news is produced. Emily interviewed Prince Andrew, Duke of York in November 2019, about his relationship with American sex offender Jeffrey Epstein (who died awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges in August). On November 16, 2009, the interview was broadcast on the BBC’s Newsnight program.

As of 2019, Maitlis was amongst the highest-paid BBC news and current affairs staff receiving a salary between £260,000-£264,999. Her interview with Prince Andrew won Interview of the Year in February 2020, and Scoop of the Year awards at the 2020 RTS Television Journalism Awards. In 2020, she began presenting the BBC podcast Americast alongside the BBC’s North America Editor Jon Sopel and Chief North America Reporter Anthony Zurcher. Maitlis announced on February 22, 2022, her resignation from the BBC after an exclusive signing with Global the parent of LBC. There she was to launch a daily podcast and joint radio show with ex BBC journalist and fellow presenter Jon Sopel.


She won Broadcast Journalist of the Year at the 2017 London Press Club Awards. And the Network Presenter of the Year award at the RTS Television Journalism Awards in 2019 and 2020. In 2020, she received the German Hanns Joachim Friedrichs Award.

Emily Maitlis Height and Measurements

Adding up to her well-curved and beautiful body, she stands at a height of 5ft 7inches (1.70m) and a weight of 56kg (123lbs)

Emily Maitlis Salary and Net Worth

She earns an annual salary of £325,000-£329,999 and an approximate net worth of £2 million.