Emily Maitlis is now one of the main presenters of Newsnight on BBC Two, with Evan Davis, Kirsty Wark and Laura Kuenssberg. She also presents relief shifts on the BBC News channel, including the BBC News at Five, and may occasionally present the BBC News at One which is also broadcast on BBC One. Emily Maitlis was a regular presenter on BBC News during 2006, joining as part of a new line-up in April to present alongside Ben Brown from 7pm -10pm during the week, but was replaced by Joanna Gosling when she went on maternity leave. On Emily Maitlis’ return, she began presenting Mondays 2pm – 5pm alongside Jon Sopel until 2013, and currently Simon McCoy on Mondays.
During 2005, Emily Maitlis appeared as the question-master on the game show The National Lottery: Come And Have A Go. Emily Maitlis has also presented BBC Breakfast. From May 2006 until July 2007, Emily Maitlis presented STORYFix on BBC News, a light-hearted look at the week’s news set to up-beat music.
In July 2007, Emily Maitlis was appointed as a contributing editor to The Spectator magazine, an unpaid post. This had been approved by her immediate boss, the head of BBC TV news Peter Horrocks, but the decision was subsequently overturned by his superior, the BBC News director Helen Boaden. In 2012, Emily Maitlis presented the US 2012 program on BBC One and the BBC News Channel alongside David Dimbleby, when US President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were fighting to the presidency for the US.