By day, Emma presents The Emma Barnett Show on BBC Radio 5 Live, Monday to Thursday (10am -1pm), in which she interviews the key figures shaping our times.
By night, she presents the BBC's flagship current affairs programme Newsnight on BBC Two.
Emma was named Best Speech Presenter at the 2020 Radio Academy Awards (ARIAs); Radio Broadcaster of the Year 2018 by the Broadcasting Press Guild and Broadcast of the Year 2017 by the Political Studies Association.
Known for her agenda-setting interviews and broadcasting firsts - including hosting the BBC's first joint live radio and TV phone-in with a Prime Minister (Theresa May) and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall's first guest edit, live from Clarence House, Emma asks the questions audiences want to hear the answers to.
On television Emma has presented Question Time - Under 30s Election 2019; 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.
In September 2019 Emma published her first book, Period. It's About Bloody Time. She loathes her period but there is something she loathes even more: not being able to talk about it. Freely, funnily and honestly. In this book, Emma draws on experiences that have made readers laugh, weep and definitely squirm.
Emma aims to bust the period taboo wide open, once and for all.
Emma is a patron of Smartworks, a charity which helps economically disadvantaged women get back into the workplace through interview training and having the right outfit to make the best first impression. She has been a volunteer dresser for more than a decade and in 2017 was very proud to become one of the charity’s patrons.
Emma also supports Endometriosis UK, a charity dedicated to helping women suffering, to navigate each day and raise money for much-needed research.