The News Agents: USA, fronted by Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel is being launched by Global.
This follows the success of the chart-topping daily UK version. The weekly companion podcast, The News Agents: USA will launch on Tuesday 20 June, charting the biggest news stories in the US. It will be available exclusively on Global Player every Tuesday evening and other platforms on Wednesdays.
Hosted by two of the UK’s most respected journalists covering American politics, Emily and Jon, the podcast will also feature interviews with influential names in US politics.
Jon Sopel said: “America is where Emily and I started podcasting, and it’s so exciting to be launching The News Agents: USA with the 2024 election coming fast down the track – and the somewhat insane possibility of a Trump/Biden rematch.”
Emily Maitlis said:“It’s hard to think of a better time to launch The News Agents: USA and explore America in the run up to an unmissable presidential election campaign.
“We are thrilled to be bringing our extensive expertise of US elections, the people in power, and culture to a brand-new weekly show.
“The News Agents: USA will have the same analysis, curiosity, humour and big-name guests as The News Agents – but a few more Stars and Stripes.”
Vicky Etchells, Head of News and Factual podcasts at Global said: “We are delighted to produce the US version of The News Agents, which joins Global’s chart-topping podcast line-up. Emily and Jon will offer a fresh perspective on all things stateside as we enter the next phase of American politics ahead of the US Presidential election next year.”
Dino Sofos, Executive Producer and founder of Persephonica said: “Emily and Jon live and breathe US politics so we’re very excited to be launching a new podcast where they can share their vast knowledge and insights. Listeners really miss their last US podcast so we can’t wait to take the winning News Agents formula stateside!”
James Rea, Global’s Director of Broadcasting & Content said: “The News Agents: USA is a natural extension of The News Agents and allows Emily and Jon to focus on a specialist subject of theirs, US politics and the US market. We’re excited to launch this brand-new show following the success of The News Agents.”
Since launching last August, The News Agents has covered the biggest stories in the UK, broken news and interviewed some of the most high-profile names in politics including Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt, and former Prime Minister Sir Tony Blair.
Last week, The News Agents revealed they had smashed through the 30 million downloads milestone.
The News Agents: USA will analyse the biggest news stories in the US and provide exclusive insight into how these stories affect people in the UK.
Alongside the audio content, full episodes of The News Agents and The News Agents: USA will be available in vision exclusively on Global Player, with clips and extra content available on its social media channels @thenewsagents on TikTok, Twitter and Instagram and @thenewsagentsofficial on Facebook and YouTube.