Emma Barnett



Emma is the new member of the Radio 4 Today programme team. Previously she presented Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4, during which time it became the most downloaded programme across the BBC, as well as Newsnight on BBC 2.

In 2021 Emma entered the US TV market launching a weekly interview programme on Bloomberg via its streaming platform, Quicktake and international TV channel.
Emma has been named Speech Broadcaster of the Year at the Radio Academy Awards 2022 and Interviewer of the Year at the British Journalism Awards 2022.

She is known for her warm and thorough interviewing style - and securing major exclusives, including the first interview with Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian charity worker detained by the Iranian authorities for six years.

Emma is a proud patron of Smartworks, a charity which helps economically disadvantaged women secure jobs through interview training and having the right outfit to make the best first impression.

Emma's first book "Period. It's about Bloody Time" confirmed her status as a person not afraid to tackle controversial subjects with self deprecating humour. 

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