Laura Kuenssberg

Laura is the BBC’s Political Editor, leading the corporation’s coverage across tv, radio and online, regularly appearing on the 6 and 10 O’clock News and BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. Before taking up her position in 2015 she was a presenter and chief correspondent at BBC 2’s Newsnight, and previously Business Editor at ITV News. She is the first woman and youngest journalist to be appointed in the BBC’s most senior political role and was named Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards in 2016 for her coverage of the dramatic events of the EU referendum. Laura has covered dozens of political contests, and has also presented several documentaries for BBC and ITV.