World Jewish Relief Annual Dinner - Page 7



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Emily Maitlis
E M I LY M A I T L I S H O S T S N E W S N I G H T, T H E B B C ’ S L E A D I N G C U R R E N T A F FA I R S
PROGRAMME.
Taking over the lead from
Evan Davis last year, Emily
has worked on Newsnight
since 2006, also covering
the BBC’s Election Specials
alongside David Dimbleby.
Having graduated
from Queen’s College,
Cambridge, Emily began
her journalism career in
Hong Kong, where she
covered the transfer of
sovereignty over Hong
Kong to China for Channel
4 News.
Since then, she has
interviewed numerous
heavyweights from the
worlds of politics and the
arts, including the last four
Prime Ministers, Facebook
CEO Mark Zuckerberg and
David Beckham.
In 2016, Emily travelled
across America, covering
the contentious run-up to
the presidential election
from all corners of the
country, and presented live
coverage of the result from
Washington DC.
Emily has been involved in
the work of World Jewish
Relief for more than 10
years, and has visited
projects we run in Georgia,
Moldova and Bosnia and
Herzegovina, as well as
speaking at our Annual
Dinners.

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