Laura Kuenssberg

Laura Kuenssberg is the only woman, and youngest journalist, to lead the BBC’s political coverage as Political Editor. She was at the heart of Westminster throughout the EU referendum campaign and subsequent tortuous negotiations for Britain’s withdrawal. 

After 7 years as Political Editor Laura is now bringing her immense experience to bear on presenting the BBC’s flagship Sunday morning political programme replacing Andrew Marr. 

Career

Laura worked for cable TV and local radio in Glasgow before joining the BBC in 2000 as a reporter in Newcastle, for which she won a Royal Television Society Award, and as a producer to the BBC Social Affairs Editor.  

In 2003 Laura reported for the first episode of The Daily Politics Programme and by 2009 was promoted to BBC Chief Political Correspondent.

In 2011 Laura joined ITV News in the newly created role of Business Editor, she also contributed to ITV’s current affairs programme Tonight and made her news reading debut on News at Ten.

In 2014 Laura returned to the BBC as Chief Correspondent and presenter for Newsnight. 

Laura became the first woman to hold the post of BBC Political Editor in 2015. She began co-presenting the Bexitcast, later retitled Newscast, in 2017 alongside colleagues Katya Adler, Ian Fleming and Chris Mason.

Laura has presented two BBC documentaries about the UK withdrawal for the EU, The Brexit Storm: Laura Kuenssberg’s Inside Story and The Brexit Storm continues: Laura Kuenssberg’s Inside Story.

In 2022 Laura stepped down as BBC Political Editor to take over as full-time host of the corporation’s flagship Sunday morning politics show, previously The Andrew Marr Show.

Awards

In 2016 Laura was named Journalist of the Year in the British Journalism Awards and the Political Studies Association Broadcaster of the Year.

2016 Women and Film and TV Awards winner of the BBC News and Factual Award.

London Press Club 2019 Broadcast Journalist of the Year won jointly with colleague Katya Adler.

2022 Royal Television Society Interview of the Year Award for Laura’s interview with former Downing Street aid Dominic Cummings.