Journalist You Need To Know: Emma Nelson


What’s her beat?

Emma is a London-based radio and television presenter. She presents The Globalist on Monocle 24, the sister radio station to Monocle magazine. The Globalist is the daily morning news programme that provides insights and updates on international news and business. It won Best News & Politics Radio Show in the 2015 Mixcloud Online Radio Awards. She is also a contributor on The Monocle Daily, Monocle Weekends, Monocle’s House View and The Briefing. She is also an anchor and reporter for British Forces News.


Emma also does some freelance work for BBC London News, France24 and Classic FM. She has a decade of experience on BBC’s One, Six and Ten O’Clock News. On Classic FM, Emma has also hosted an early morning show from 1am – 6pm where she has a variety of ‘musical milestones’ for her listeners from the All-Nighter for students and shift workers, and the Cradle Classic for nursing mums.


Describe her in a sentence 

A versatile, hard-working radio journalist with expertise in many topics.


Pitch or avoid?

You can absolutely pitch to Emma.


Emma’s contact details (along with 60,000 other journalists) are on her full profile with MediaHQ. If you’d like to get a demo just give us your details here, or email Gaye Gleeson on [email protected].


Why do I need to know her? 

Europe is in a very precarious position in global affairs at the moment as Brexit negotiations about trade and everything that goes with it continues. Also, as news like the spread of Corona Virus to even more European countries it is important to keep up with the news and the updates. Emma and her co-contributors at Monocle 24 Radio, especially on The Globalist, can keep you up to date on all these events and stories from around the world.


She is a multi skilled and multi talented journalist with a broad history in the broadcasting world and has acquired a unique knowledge on politics, law and news reporting from her experience on the airwaves.


What’s her back story?

Emma graduated from City University in London, which is regarded as one of the top universities in the United Kingdom to study journalism as it is the nation’s largest centre for journalism education. She then went on to work for BBC News and BBC World TV News as a reporter in early 2009, where she stayed for a year. She then worked as a freelance media trainer before establishing herself as a freelance radio and television presenter.


Let’s see her in action:

You can listen to The Globalist here.


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