Italy-born Laura Kuenssberg, who was raised in Glasgow, has been named to replace Nick Robinson as political editor of BBC….reports Asian Lite News
Laura Kuenssberg will be the first woman to become the political editor of BBC. She joined the BBC in 2000 as a trainee journalist in Newcastle. Also worked as chief correspondent and a presenter on Newsnight.
Laura was previously business editor at ITV News and has also worked across BBC programmes including Daily Politics and the Today programme, Breakfast and the News at Ten. She was also its chief political correspondent from 2009 to 2011.
In a statement Laura said: “I’m completely delighted and I recognise the responsibility on my shoulders. It’s an honour for me to follow Nick Robinson who has been such an outstanding Political Editor.”
Tony Hall, director-general, said: “Laura’s an exceptional journalist – I saw that for myself in our studio on election night. Her knowledge of Westminster politics is second to none, but she also has a real flair for asking the questions the audience want answering.
“We’re lucky to have had Nick in the role for ten years now – and a brilliant field of candidates for what is one of the best jobs in broadcasting. But I’m sure Laura will bring something extra to the role – something of her own style. And I wish her all the very best.”