Emma Whitlock has a degree in English Literature from Cambridge University and an MFA in Film Writing and Directing from Columbia University, New York. She is an award winning film maker and a Fulbright Scholar.
Emma Whitlock started her British television career as a researcher on the late night chat show After Dark, where she was responsible for booking guests Kate Millett and Oliver Reed for their notorious showdown. Following this debut, she worked at the BBC in News and Current Affairs on Panorama, Correspondent and Here and Now, working under Steve Hewlett and Paul Woolwich.
Zero Hour: Sierre Leone
Since leaving Discovery Emma has worked as a freelance executive producer and series producer. In 2009 she was Series Editor of Genius of Britain, made by IWC Media and commissioned by David Glover at Channel Four. This five part series told the stories of Britain's greatest scientists through the eyes of their successors: Stephen Hawking, Richard Dawkins, David Attenborough and others tell us about the pioneering scientists who inspired them.
Emma is currently working as a series producer for BBC News and Current Affairs where she has recently produced How Facebook Changed the World, Mishal Husain's exploration of the technology behind the revolutions that have rocked the Arab world.
Emma Whitlock lives in North London with the writer Edward Fox and their two sons.