Laura Kuenssberg Biography
Laura Kuenssberg is a British journalist. She succeeded Nick Robinson as political editor of BBC News in July 2015, and was the first woman to hold the position. She had previously served as the BBC’s chief political correspondent and was the first business editor of ITV News. She was also the chief correspondent for Newsnight between February 2014 and July 2015.
Laura Kuenssberg Age
Laura Kuenssberg was born on 8th August, 1976, Rome, Italy.
Laura Kuenssberg Height
Laura stand at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches tall.
Laura Kuenssberg Education
Kuenssberg studied History at the University of Edinburgh, graduating with a first-class honours degree and an MA.
Laura Kuenssberg Nationality
Laura is a British Nationality.
Laura Kuenssberg Parents
Kuenssberg was born in Rome to Nick and Sally Kuenssberg, Her father worked in Italy for British company Coats Viyella for a number of years. Her mother worked in children’s services and received a CBE for this in the 2000 New Year Honours.
Laura Kuenssberg Siblings
Laura has a brother and a sister.
Laura Kuenssberg Husband
Kuenssberg is married to James Kelly, a management consultant.
Laura Kuenssberg Children
Laura has not revealed her children details’.
Laura Kuenssberg BBC News
Laura was appointed as the British Broadcasting Corporation”s political editor in July 2015, the first woman to hold the position. Kuenssberg was involved in arranging for the Labour Member of Parliament Stephen Doughty to publicly announce his resignation as a shadow foreign office minister on the Daily Politics television programme in early January 2016. The incident was the subject of an official complaint from Seumas Milne, the Labour Party”s director of communications, which was rejected by Robbie Gibb.
Laura worked for local radio and then cable television in Glasgow, before joining British Broadcasting Corporation North East and Cumbria in March 2000. Kuenssberg reported for Channel 4 News prior to moving to the British Broadcasting Corporation. Appointed chief political correspondent for British Broadcasting Corporation News, Kuenssberg reported for British Broadcasting Corporation One bulletins.
Kuenssberg took up the newly created role of business editor in September 2011, for Independent Television News and was replaced at British Broadcasting Corporation News by Norman Smith from British Broadcasting Corporation Radio 4. She also contributed towards business reporting on Independent Television”s current affairs strand, Tonight.
Laura made her debut co-newscasting News at Ten with Alastair Stewart on 27th August 2013. On 12 November 2013 it was announced that she would leave Independent Television to return to the British Broadcasting Corporation as chief correspondent and a presenter of Newsnight, replacing Gavin Esler in the latter role.
Kuenssberg was awarded Broadcaster of the Year by the Political Studies Association in November 2016. The prize was in recognition of her contribution to the public understanding of politics, especially surrounding the June 2016 EU Referendum and subsequent developments.
Laura received the Journalist of the Year award At the British Journalism Awards organised by Press Gazette in December 2016. “Kuenssberg deserves this prize for the sheer volume and scope of reporting on some of the biggest changes ever in British politics” said the judges, pointing especially to her coverage of the EU membership referendum and its aftermath.
Laura Kuenssberg Salary
Laura earns an estimated annual salary of USD 150,000.
Laura Kuenssberg Net Worth
Laura’s net worth is estimated to be USD 2 million.
Laura Kuenssberg Instagram
Laura does not hold an Instagram account.