Emma Barnett is an award-winning broadcaster, journalist and author. By day, she presents The Emma Barnett Show on BBC Radio 5 Live in which she interviews key figures shaping our times, from the Prime Minister to those who would very much like to be. By night, she presents the BBC’s flagship current affairs programme, Newsnight, on BBC Two and hosts Late Night Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4.
In 2019 Emma published her first book: Period. It's About Bloody Time, in a bid to finally end the bizarre taboo surrounding menstruation. Described as funny and moving, the book is a manifesto to finally bring periods out of the darkness of women's pants and into the light.
Emma was named Radio Broadcaster of the Year by the Broadcasting Press Guild in 2018 for her agenda-setting interviews. The Emma Barnett Show won Gold at the the Radio Academy Awards 2018, for Best News Coverage of real-life stories. She was also named Broadcaster of the Year 2017 by the Political Studies Association.
On TV she makes films for The One Show and has previously presented The Andrew Marr Show, Politics Live and used to co-present the weekend debate programme on BBC One, Sunday Morning Live. She also launched and co-hosted The Pledge, a fast-paced debate programme on Sky News and did the same on ITV with After the News, a daily late-night news show.