By Laura Kemp • 22 October 2021 • 10:23
Laura Kuenssberg in talks to step down as BBC political editor. Image - Wiki
According to reports, Laura Kuenssberg is in talks to step down as BBC political editor after six years and start a new role on the Today programme.
This comes as part of a major reshuffle of on-air senior staff, according to the media today, October 22.
The deal has not yet been signed off and the BBC refuse to discuss the speculations, however, her departure would mean a vacancy in one of the most powerful positions in journalism in the UK.
The news also comes out as the BBC is still negotiating on the BBC licence fee.
Kuenssberg has covered a tumultuous period in British politics including the Brexit referendum and two general elections, becoming a firm staple on BBC News.
Her position has also coincided with scrutiny of how the BBC’s political journalism affects the national news agenda.
Kuenssberg appeared on the Brexit podcast during long negotiations on the UK’s exit from the EU, however, she began to face accusations of bias from across the parties.
In 2017, she was forced to attend the autumn party conference with a bodyguard because of worries over her safety.
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