Chris Mason appointed as Laura Kuenssberg’s replacement for BBC Political Editors

Chris Mason has been appointed BBC’s Political Editor after the broadcaster announced Laura Kuenssberg would step down after seven years on the job.

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Chris Mason has been appointed BBC Politics Editor, after Laura Kuenssberg announced in December that she would be stepping down after seven years in the job.

Chris, 41, has been the station’s political correspondent for more than a decade, reporting from Westminster via TV, radio and online.

Did he cover any BBC Radio 4 questions? since 2019 and following news of Laura’s departure, it was reported that he was persuaded by BBC bosses to apply for the job after he was courted by rival broadcasters.

Of his new role, he said on Wednesday: “It has been a tremendous privilege to take on what is, to me, the most extraordinary work in British journalism and broadcasting.

“I climbed onto the shoulders of giants like Laura, Nick, and Andrew with a bit of trepidation and a burst of excitement and enthusiasm.







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Laura Kuenssberg will step down after seven years on the job
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“To lead the best team of journalists in the business on the best news of so many things is something I never even dreamed of. I can’t wait to get started.”

BBC News interim director Jonathan Munro added: “Chris has been a special correspondent at an extraordinary time for British politics.

“His signature calm, insightful analysis, and straightforward style have been invaluable to audiences when navigating complex stories.

“His ambition and vision for the role of political editor is really exciting and I wish him success in his new writing.”

Laura last month was announced as the new permanent presenter of the BBC’s Sunday morning politics programme, replacing Andrew Marr.







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Laura tweeted her congratulations, writing: “Congratulations so much and welcome to the best daily work in the business, to colleagues, great friends and of course #newscaster @ChrisMasonBBC” .

While Beth Rigby, political editor and host of Sky News tweeted: “What a great choice. Congratulations very much @ChrisMasonBBC and welcome to the role of Pol Ed – beat best and busiest in the business.

“I look forward to seeing more Chris!”.

In December, Laura announced she would step down as the broadcaster’s political editor to succeed Andrew Marr as the leading interviewer, following his departure from the BBC.

She said at the time: “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 our politicians. ta.

“It’s been an honor to chair that conversation in the 2020s.”







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Laura, who grew up in Glasgow, succeeded Nick Robinson as political editor in 2015 – becoming the first woman to hold the post.

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

Her final assignment as political editor will cover local elections in May.

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