Emily Maitlis Bio, BBC, Age, Height, Parents, Spouse, Children, Salary, and Net Worth

Who is Emily Maitlis?

British, Journalist Documentary Filmmaker, and Presenter, Emily Maitlis, works with BBC where she serves the station as a journalist and presenter. She has been working with the station since 2001.

Emily Maitlis
Emily Maitlis

Emily Maitlis Date of Birth / Age

Maitlis is approximately 50 years as of 2022 although her exact age is not known as she has managed to keep her date of birth away from the public. However, we will update the information once available.

Emily Maitlis Height

Maitlis stands at a height of approximately 5 feet and 6 inches tall.

Emily Maitlis Parents and Siblings

Maitlis was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada to British Jewish parents; her paternal grandmother was a Jewish refugee who fled Nazi Germany. She is the daughter of Professor Peter Maitlis FRS, Emeritus Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Sheffield, and Marion Maitlis, a psychotherapist.

Emily Maitlis Spouse / Husband

Maitlis is married to investment manager Mark Gwynne, who is Catholic, whom she met while working in Hong Kong. She proposed to her husband while on holiday in Mauritius in 2000.

Emily Maitlis Kids / Children

have two sons, Milo and Max. Maitlis is a keen runner and a Well Child Celebrity Ambassador. She speaks fluent French, Spanish and Italian, and some Mandarin. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.

Emily Maitlis Education

was educated at King Edward VII School, Sheffield, and then studied English at Queens College, Cambridge.  As of 2019, she was the only Newsnight presenter not to have attended a private school.

Emily Maitlis Career

Early radio and television work in the Far East

Maitlis initially wanted to work as a director, prompted by her love for drama, but instead went into radio broadcasting. Before working in news, she was a documentary maker in Cambodia and China. She worked for the NBC network and was based in Hong Kong. Emily spent six years in Hong Kong with TVB News and NBC Asia. Initially, as a business reporter creating documentaries, and then as a presenter in Hong Kong covering the collapse of the tiger economies in 1997. She also covered the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong with Jon Snow for Channel 4. She then moved to Sky News in the UK as a business core program and then to BBC London News when thin gram was relaunched in 2001.

B question master

During 2005, Maitlis appeared as the question-master on the game show The National Lottery: Come And Have A Go. She was a regular presenter on BBC News Channel for a decade between 2006 and 2016, alongside Ben Brown and Jon Sopel. She also presented BBC Breakfast and from May 2006 until July 2007 presented STORYFix on BBC News.  In 2012, Maitlis presented the US 2012 election coverage on BBC One and the BBC News Channel alongside David Dimbleby, when incumbent US President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were fighting for the presidency of the US. 2016, she presented a news discussion program called This Week’s World on BBC Two, late afternoon on Saturdays. Maitlis was a main presenter of Newsnight on BBC Two, alongside Kirsty Wark and Emma Barnett.

She first joined the program as a reality of presenter in 2006, working her way up to be lead anchor of the program following the departure of Evan Davis in 2018. After each show, before bed, she answered emails from viewers. In April 2019, she published Airhead: The Imperfect Art of Making News, a book describing how television news is produced. In 2020, Maitlis began presenting a BBC podcast, Americast, with Jon Sopel, the BBC’s North America editor. The podcasts originally focused on the 2020 election and contain analysis as well as an array of interviews from across the political scene. Americast received posit the I’ve review listened-Tora med well becoming one of UK’s most listened to podcast of any genre.

Post BBC career

On 22 February 2022, Maitlis announced her resignation from the BBC after signing with Global, the parent of LBC, to launch a daily podcast and joint radio show again with ex-BBC journalist, Jon Sopel. In an address at the 2022 Edinburgh TV Festival, Maitlis cautioned journalists about self-censorship in the name of being reluctant to take on populist critics.


Maitlis works with WICZ where she serves alongside her fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Martine Croxall
  2. Reeta Chakrabarti
  3. Fiona Bruce
  4. Tina Daheley
  5. Victoria Derbyshire
  6. Huw Edwards
  7. Christian Fraser
  8. Joanna Gosling
  9. Jane Hill
  10. Geeta Guru-Murthy
  11. Mishal Husain
  12. Faisal Islam
  13. Roger Johnson
  14. Stephen Sackur
  15. Lyse Doucet
  16. Yalda Hakim
  17. Ben Brown
  18. Jon Sopel
  19. George Alagiah
  20. Emma Barnett 
  21. Marcella Whittingdale
  22. Jon Kay
  23. Sima Kotecha 
  24. Shaun Ley
  25. Annita McVeigh

How Much Does Emily Maitlis Earn?

Maitlis earns an annual salary that ranges from £260,000-£264,999.

How Much is Emily Maitlis Worth?

As a journalist, Maitlis has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.