The new host of BBC Radio 5 Live's morning show, Emma Barnett is recognised as ‘one to watch’ for her expertise in media, digital trends, and social affairs. As Women’s Editor of The Daily Telegraph, Emma explores hard-hitting topics such business, politics, technology and the role of women within these spheres. She was named Digital Journalist of the Year and Digital Writer of the Year in 2011,
The host of BBC Radio 5 Live's morning show, Emma Barnett is always on the side of the audience. An expert in media, digital trends, and social affairs, she uses her role as a facilitator to ask the right questions and challenge concepts effectively.
Covering technology, business, politics, and where women meet these worlds, Emma is influential in her commentary, with guest presenting slots on Woman’s Hour and her own radio show on 5 Live. She has also chaired the Women’s Hour Power List and spoken at TEDx.
Since November 2014 she has been presenting the Five Live Hit List, reporting on current social media trends. Regularly appearing on TV and radio, including BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Sky News, CNN, BBC Three and LBC, Emma’s face is as recognisable as her voice.
As Women's editor of The Daily Telegraph, and former Digital Media Editor of the paper, her journalistic credentials are as solid as her broadcasting gravitas. In the past, she has worked for Media Week and contributed to The Times, The Sunday Times Culture Magazine, Esquire Magazine and TimeOut London.
In 2011 she earned the accolades of Digital Journalist of the Year and Digital Writer of the Year.
Tipped as a 'one to watch', Emma previously shortlisted for Red Magazine's annual '20 under 30' Hot List, which highlights the most up and coming women under the age of 30. She has gained a loyal following on Twitter as an influential UK journalist tweeter.
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.
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 has also worked as the 'The Interrogator', for a 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.
With a wealth of experience in broadcasting, hosting and facilitating, Emma is the perfect addition to all kinds of live events.