Chris Mason has been appointed BBC Politics 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’s Political Editor, after the broadcaster announced Laura Kuenssberg would step down after seven years on the job.
Chris, 41, has been the station’s political correspondent for more than a decade, reporting from Westminster on 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 an enormous privilege to take on what is, to me, the most extraordinary work in British journalism and broadcasting. I climb on the shoulders of giants like Laura, Nick and Andrew of trepidation and excitement and enthusiasm.
“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.”
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Laura last month was announced as the new permanent presenter of the BBC’s Sunday morning politics programme, replacing Andrew Marr.
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 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” .
Chris Mason BBC / Twitter)
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