Emily Maitlis, Jon Sopel and Lewis Goodall to host new podcast, The News Agents

Three of the UK’s top journalists will lift the curtain on the news that impacts our lives in a brand-new podcast from Global, The News Agents.

Launching on Tuesday 30 August, Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel will host new episodes every Monday to Thursday, with Lewis Goodall fronting every Friday.

Maitlis, Sopel and Goodall will lift the curtain on big the news topics in the UK, the US and beyond, from politics to culture and everything in between. The podcast will feature interviews with the decision makers behind the headlines, providing exclusive insights into both breaking news and long-running stories.

In addition to its its audio content, The News Agents will also include a daily news hub, hosting sharp video journalism and explainers on its social media channels.

The hosts join Global from the BBC, where Maitlis hosted Newsnight, Goodall was Newsnight’s Policy Editor and Sopel was the corporation’s North America Editor.

Emily Maitlis said: “It’s a joy to be reunited with the Americast team and see what we can do with an even broader brief. A mixture of explanation, observation and a cool hard look at the things that just don’t add up.”

Jon Sopel said: “There’s plenty of news out there. And no shortage of shouting. But calm, quizzical reflection on the decisions shaping our world? Not so much. And I am really excited to be part of this exciting new venture.”

Lewis Goodall said: “The hunger for innovation and new ways of telling stories is growing every day, as the news comes ever faster and becomes ever more complicated. What a team and adventure this promises to be.”

James Rea, Director of Broadcasting and Content at Global, said: “Emily, Jon and Lewis are world-class broadcasters and journalists, and we’re thrilled to reveal the first details of their brand-new podcast with Global today.

“The News Agents promises to cut through the noise, combining astute analysis and explanation of the day’s news, investigative reporting and high impact interviews, brought to life across Global Player and our social platforms.”

The News Agents will be available every weekday afternoon from 30 August on Global Player.

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