BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg will take up the role permanently when Sunday Morning restarts at the end of the year.
BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg has been announced as the new Sunday Morning presenter, in a permanent role.
The channel has confirmed that she will take over the role from September, when the show restarts with a new set, title, theme music and format.
The show was formerly The Andrew Marr Show, which the veteran journalist presented for 16 years before leaving the BBC at the end of 2021.
Sharing about the news, the presenter asserted: “I couldn’t be more excited. For decades, Sunday morning has been a time to explore the events that shape us and to challenge and listen to the news. our politicians.
“It’s been an honor to chair that conversation in the 2020s.”
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She also shared the news on her official Twitter page, writing to her followers: “I am extremely pleased to say that I will be in BBC politics on Sunday mornings from September.
“It’s been a real honor and a real thrill to work with such a great team on the show, can’t wait to get started!”
BBC News Interim Director Jonathan Munro said: “Laura is the perfect host for our premier political weekend show – she’s a compelling presenter and a political interviewer. razor sharp, and she knows exactly what questions the audience wants answered.
“I would like to thank Sophie Raworth for presenting this year’s programme, along with anchoring the BBC news bulletins at Six o’clock and Ten o’clock.
“She’s doing an amazing job, from giving close interviews with presidents and prime ministers to delivering flight reports from Ukraine, and I’m delighted that she continues in this role until summer.”
Laura confirmed in December that she would step down as BBC political editor by Easter after seven years on the job.
Acknowledging that she will miss the Westminster drama ‘immeasurably’, the 45-year-old spoke of her excitement for a new challenge.
“I’m so lucky to do the best day-to-day reporting in the business, with the best colleagues anyone could wish for,” she said.
“It’s unbelievable to take the chair in a time of such great change and try to make sense of our viewers, listeners and online readers.
“I will miss the daily drama and our amazing team at Westminster, immensely. But after nearly seven years and what feels like decades’ worth of headlines, it’s time for the next move. “
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