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Laura Kuenssberg has announced she is stepping down as the BBC’s political editor after seven years in the job. 

She will leave the role next Easter to take up a senior presenting and reporting position across the corporation that will take in TV, radio and online. 

Kuenssberg, who was raised in Glasgow, succeeded Nick Robinson as political editor in 2015 – becoming the first woman to hold the position. 

She has covered major events including the Brexit referendum, the Government’s response to the pandemic and two general elections. 

According to the corporation’s most recent annual report, Kuenssberg earned between £260,000 and £264,999 for the role. 

She previously served as the BBC’s chief political correspondent and was the first business editor of ITV News. 

Kuenssberg said: “I’ve been so lucky to do the best daily reporting job in the business, with the best colleagues anyone could wish for. It’s been incredible to occupy the chair during a time of such huge change and to try to make sense of it for our viewers, listeners and readers online. 

“I’ll miss the daily drama, and our wonderful team in Westminster, immensely. But after nearly seven years and what feels like decades’ worth of headlines, it’s time for the next move.” 

Kuenssberg added on Twitter that she was taking a break from work over Christmas but promised “PLENTY of news to come over the next few weeks and while I’m still in the chair until April”. 

20 December 2021                                            Back to the headlines


 
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