Laura Kuenssberg Biography
Laura Juliet Kuenssberg is a famously known journalist at BBC world news who was born in Italy 1976 on 8th of August. She was the first woman who succeeded Nick Robinson as a political editor and took his position. She gave initiation to her Journalism career through a local television and radio program in Newcastle. The British journalist, Laura joined BBC network in March of 2000. She has her blog on the BBC News’ website where she publishes current political affairs on a daily basis.
Laura Kuenssberg Age
Laura Juliet Kuenssberg is a journalist born in Italy in the year 1976 during the month of August on 8th. She is currently 42 years old as of 2018 and will be celebrating her birthday in August this year.
Laura Kuenssberg Height
Kuenssberg has a very private life his detailed are not much discovered. His information concerning her body measures will be updated as soon as we access any details.
Laura Kuenssberg Net worth
Being a political editor of the BBC News she is entitled to a number of properties and wealth earned from her career as a journalist which generates tremendous income considering her position. She is estimated to be worth $ 2 million. She is also ranked as the best-paid employees in the BBC Network, monthly making an income ranging from $70,000 to $75,000 annually an amount of $260k to $325k.
Laura Kuenssberg Family
She was born to Nick Kuenssberg(father) and Sally Kuenssberg(mother) in the year 1976. She has two siblings a sister(Joana Kuenssberg) and a brother(Sally Kuenssberg). His father was best known for being a Scottish businessman. Apart from all that, she is a wife to James Kelly.
Laura Kuenssberg Educational Background
Kuenssberg attended the Laurel Bank School which is a private girls school in her hometown. She graduated from the University of Edinburgh followed by the journalism course at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. where she worked on an NBC News political programme.
Laura Kuenssberg Career
She was the appointed chief political correspondent for BBC News and reported for BBC One bulletins, Daily Politics, and BBC News. In September 2011, Kuenssberg took up the newly created role of business editor for ITV News and was replaced at BBC News by Norman Smith from BBC Radio 4. During a joint press conference with Prime Minister Theresa May and US President Donald Trump, Kuenssberg recalled a number of controversial statements Trump made on the campaign trail and asked Trump if he had anything to say to UK viewers “Worried about you becoming the leader of the free world?” Trump responded, “That’s your choice of a question? [To May] There goes that relationship.” In March 2019, Kuenssberg presented a documentary, The Brexit Storm: Laura Kuenssberg’s Inside Story, for BBC Two, which was met with positive reviews from critics. The petition was later withdrawn by David Babbs, executive director of 38 Degrees, who cited concern that it had become a “Focal point for sexist and hateful abuse made towards Laura Kuenssberg” on other social media websites such as Twitter although it was acknowledged that this represented “The actions of a small minority”. In January 2017 the BBC Trust ruled that a report in November 2015 by Kuenssberg broke the broadcaster’s impartiality and accuracy guidelines. The Labour politician Yvette Cooper defended the BBC’s political editor: “It’s her job to ask difficult questions. It’s her job to be skeptical about everything we say.” By the end of the campaign, Kuenssberg was also being abused by some Conservative and UKIP supporters. At the Labour Party conference in Brighton in September 2017, Kuenssberg was accompanied by a man The Times identified as a former soldier who now works in security for a firm used by the BBC. Journalist Jenni Russell, a former BBC editor herself, was quoted in The New York Times about the issue affecting Kuenssberg: “The graphics level of threats to women is quite extraordinary and it’s one of the worst things to have happened in recent British public life.” The bodyguard also accompanied her to the Conservative Party conference in Manchester in October 2017.
Laura Kuenssberg Awards
She was awarded Broadcaster of the Year by the Political Studies Association in November 2016. The prize was in recognition of her contribution to the public understanding of politics, especially surrounding the June 2016 EU Referendum and subsequent developments.
She also received the British Journalism Awards organized by Press Gazette in December 2016, as Journalist of the Year award. “Kuenssberg deserves this prize for the sheer volume and scope of reporting on some of the biggest changes ever in British politics,” said the judges, pointing especially to her coverage of the EU membership referendum and its aftermath.