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Who is Laura Kuenssberg? Biography, Husband and Salary

BY Anas Shah Sep 02, 2022. 01:12 pm UPDATED: Sep 02, 2022. 01:14 pm

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In the sphere of politics, LAURA Kuenssberg is a well-known name.

Who is she, and how much money does she make? Detailed information is provided below.

Who is Laura Kuenssberg?

Laura Juliet Kuenssberg, a British journalist who succeeded Nick Robinson as political editor of the BBC, was born in Italy on August 8, 1976. She is the first woman to occupy that position at the BBC.

She hails from a powerful family because her father, Nick Kuenssberg OBE, worked for the Coats Group, a British company that makes thread.

Dr. Ekkehard von Kuenssberg, the founder and current president of the Royal College of General Practitioners (GPs), was Laura’s grandfather.

While Lord Roberton, her maternal grandfather, served as a judge on the High Court.

Sally Kuenssberg, her mother, worked in children’s services and was awarded a CBE in the 2000 New Year Honors.

Joanna Kuenssberg, the UK’s High Commissioner to Mozambique, and her brother, a diplomat, were Laura’s childhood roommates in Glasgow.

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Due to her father’s travel-related business, Joanna, who is three years older than Laura, was born in Lima, Peru.

Laura attended the all-girls elite school Laurel Park School before earning a history degree at the University of Edinburgh.

Laura studied journalism in Washington, DC before moving on to work for NBC News when she departed.

Following her return to Britain, Laura worked in Glasgow for regional radio stations, cable TV networks, and Channel 4 as a reporter.

In March 2000, she finally got a job with BBC North East and Cumbria.

Later, Laura was promoted to chief political correspondent for the Beeb, where she oversaw coverage of the General Election in May 2010 and the following formation of David Cameron’s Coalition Government.

Laura left the BBC in September 2011 to take a position as business editor at ITV News, which had just been founded. In August 2013, she debuted on News at Ten.

She returned to the BBC in February 2014 to host Newsnight, and in July 2015, she was named political editor, becoming the first woman to hold that position at the organisation.

She supported The Sun’s shocking front page that claimed the Queen had expressed euroskeptic views during the Brexit debate and served as an authoritative voice.

James Kelly, a management consultant who attended both Harvard and Edinburgh University, is married to Laura.

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What is Laura Kuenssberg’s Salary

In May 2022, after covering the UK local elections, Laura departed her position at The BBC, where her salary was quoted as being between £200,000 and £249,999 annually.

She replied as follows when Radio Times inquired about her income: “I receive a good salary for a job that I genuinely love. I consider my pay to be extremely reasonable.”

However, it was revealed in March 2022 that she would take over full-time from Andrew Marr as the host of BBC One’s premier Sunday morning politics programme. She will begin in that position in September 2022.

And with her new position comes a sizable pay raise; in this position, Andrew Marr made between £335,000 and £340,000 annually.

It is not anticipated that Ms. Kuenssberg will get the same remuneration, which would be an increase of £75,000 in income.

Instead, a compensation increase in the tens of thousands of dollars is anticipated for her.

Speaking on her new role, Laura said: “I couldn’t be more delighted. For decades, Sunday morning has been the moment to explore the events that shape us and to challenge and listen to our politicians.

“It’s an honour to take the chair for that conversation in the 2020s.”

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