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Biography: Emma Barnett

At the cutting edge of the human element of how technology affects our lives, Emma Barnett brings her individual skills to the facilitator role. 

Emma’s vast experience exploring technology, as well as covering hard-hitting political issues has brought her guest presenting slots on Woman’s Hour and her own radio show on 5 Live, as well as the title of Women’s Editor of The Daily Telegraph. Her commentary covers women, business, politics, and where women meet these worlds.

Always on the side of the audience, she asks the right questions and challenges concepts intelligently and effectively.   

Named Digital Journalist of the Year by the Association of Online Publishers in 2011 as well as Digital Writer of the Year, Emma’s expertise covers media, digital trends, culture and social affairs. Hosting the innovative Five Live Hit List, covering the ‘real news’ agenda; Chairing the Women’s Hour Power List, and speaking at TEDx, Emma’s voice is ubiquitous, unique and influential.

As Women's editor of The Daily Telegraph, and former Digital Media Editor of the paper, Emma’s journalistic credentials are as solid as her broadcasting gravitas. Regularly appearing on TV and radio, including BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Sky News, CNN, BBC Three and LBC, Emma’s face and voice are equally recognisable.

Former host of London’s Biggest Conversation every Sunday on LBC, Emma’s is the voice of the Capital. She explored the issues behind the biggest news stories of the day, and interviewed the key people behind the headlines. Since November 2014 she has been presenting the Five Live Hit List, reporting on current social media trends.

Emma presented Gadget Geeks on Sky One, a studio-based show covering digital media and technology, and is hailed as a leading media and culture commentator after having interviewed some of the most influential personalities in The Sunday Telegraph.

She also presented a documentary for BBC Radio 4 entitled ‘Do we have a right to be forgotten?’, where she examined the ownership of  online identities and who owns information in the digital age.

Emma was tipped as a 'one to watch' when she was shortlisted for Red Magazine's annual '20 under 30' Hot List - which highlights the most up and coming women under the age of 30, and has gained a loyal following on Twitter, ranking ninth most influential UK journalist tweeter.

Emma also takes on the role of 'The Interrogator', for a new podcast that confronts social, political and religious dilemmas from all angles.

Her news coverage includes the royal wedding for LBC and the Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival for The Telegraph and Telegraph TV.

Before she joined The Telegraph, Emma worked for Media Week and contributed to The Times, The Sunday Times Culture Magazine, Esquire Magazine and TimeOut London.

For further information or to book Emma Barnett, call us at Speakers Corner on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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