Laura Kuenssberg is a renowned British journalist. In July 2015, she became the BBC’s first female political editor. She was also the BBC’s top political reporter and ITV News’ first business editor.
Between February 2014 and July 2015, she was Newsnight’s lead reporter. A list of the 20 most influential Londoners in 2019 by the Evening Standard.
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- The first female political editor in July 2015’s BBC News.
Laura Kuenssberg’s Bio, Age, Parents, and Education
Laura Kuenssberg was born in Rome on August 8, 1976. She grew up in Glasgow. Laura Juliet Kuenssberg Her parents were German. Her parents are Nick and Sally Kuenssberg. Her father worked for British business Coats Viyella in Italy for many years, and her mother was awarded a CBE in the 2000 New Year Honours. Joanna and David Kuenssberg are her siblings. Joanna (older sister) is the UK High Commissioner to Mozambique. Her older brother, David, is the council’s executive director of finance and resources. Her family was established. Her grandfather founded the RCGP. Dr. Ekkehard von Kuenssberg is her paternal grandpa. Lord Roberton, her maternal grandfather, was a judge. In 2021, she turned 45. She is British and of mixed ethnicity. Her sign is Leo and she is a Christian.
She went to Laurel Bank Institution, a private girls’ school. Then she went to Edinburgh University to study history, graduating with first-class honors. She subsequently graduated from Georgetown University in journalism. Then she interned at NBC News Political.
Laura Kuenssberg Career
Laura Kuenssberg started her career in local radio and cable television. A trainee journalist with BBC North East and Cumbria since March 2000. She began reporting for BBC One, Daily Politics, and the BBC News channel after being named chief political reporter. The word “Kuenssbergovision” was developed by writer David Aaronovitch in May 2010 between the 2010 UK general election and the Cameron–Clegg coalition. In September 2011, she became the new business editor for “ITV News” She also reported on business for ITV’s current affairs show “Tonight”.
On 27th August 2013, she co-hosted “News at Ten” with Alastair Stewart. On November 12th, 2013, she announced her return to the BBC as head reporter and presenter of “Newsnight” replacing Gavin Esler. She joined Newsnight in February 2014. Between the 2017 UK general election and the 2020 Brexit, she co-hosted the BBC’s “Brexitcast” podcast. It was renamed the “Newscast” podcast. In July 2015, she became the BBC’s first female political editor.
In January 2016, she helped arrange for Labour MP Stephen Doughty to resign as a shadow foreign office minister on “Daily Politics” She asked Trump if he had anything to say to British viewers “worried about you becoming the leader of the free world?” at a joint news conference with Prime Minister Theresa May and President Donald Trump. “That’s your choice of a question?” Trump asked. “There goes that relationship,” he said to May. In March 2019, she also broadcast “The Brexit Storm: Laura Kuenssberg’s Inside Story” for BBC Two.
“The Brexit Storm Continues: Laura Kuenssberg’s Inside Story” was shown on December 17th.
Following the 2016 local elections, she was accused of being prejudiced towards the Labour Party and its leader Jeremy Corbyn. It was then pulled by 38 Degrees executive director David Babbs when it became a “focal point for sexist and hateful abuse made towards Laura Kuenssberg” on other social media sites including Twitter, however, this was recognized as “the actions of a small minority” In 2017, The Daily Telegraph ran a front-page piece titled “the most divisive woman on TV today?”
In September 2019, she was slammed for calling Omar Salem, a parent who challenged Boris Johnson over the government’s handling of the NHS, “a Labour activist” Salem backed Kuenssberg, claiming she did her job “This is a crucial aspect of democracy. But ‘Labour activist cares about NHS’ isn’t a big scoop “.An unknown person close to Cummings revealed various details regarding his journey to Europe in May 2020, when the Dominic Cummings affair erupted. By May 2021, Dominic Cummings had “set the record straight” with briefings to Kuenssberg.
Why is Laura Kuenssberg leaving the BBC?
Laura Kuenssberg may leave her position as BBC political editor after six years to broadcast “Today” The Guardian reports Kuenssberg is negotiating to leave her six-year post as part of a big BBC on-air overhaul. The loss of her political editorship comes as the BBC license price is being renegotiated. A BBC representative declined to comment on the allegation, instead focused on the broadcaster’s search for a new North America editor. According to the statement, “The North America editor role is currently being advertised internally and the role will go through the normal recruitment process; it’s a bit soon to start speculating about the outcome of this, let alone other jobs which aren’t actually vacant,”
Honors and Honours
The Political Studies Association named her Broadcaster of the Year in November 2016 and Journalist of the Year in December 2016.
Top 20’most influential Londoners’ list by Evening Standard in 2019
Laura Kuenssberg’s Husband
Laura Kuenssberg has a husband. She married gorgeous James Kelly. Their wedding took place in London. James Kelly is a management consultant with degrees from Harvard and Edinburgh. Currently, the couple has no children. The happy pair lives in East London. She is a heterosexual woman. They are both supportive of each other and have a wonderful future. They don’t seem to be divorcing.
Laura Kuenssberg Networth
From $1 million to $5 million in net worth, Laura Kuenssberg is a well-known journalist. Her main source of money in journalism, and she lives a normal life with her earnings. Her current income is $290K. She hasn’t shown her home or auto collection.
Laura Kuenssberg’s height
Laura Kuenssberg, 45, looks quite youthful. Her height is 5 ft 7 in. Her healthy weight is 55 Kg. Her eyes are light brown and her hair is blonde. She has a healthy physique and is highly aware of her diet. Her figure is slender. HER HABIT IS SHO
- Laura was named 2016 Political Studies Association Broadcaster of the Year and British
- Journalism Awards Journalist of the Year.
- She studied history and journalism at Georgetown University.
- She joined BBC News in July 2015. She was the first woman in such a role.
- Between February 2014 and July 2015, she was Newsnight’s lead reporter.
- In December 2016, Kuenssberg was named Journalist of the Year by Press-Gazette.