BBC crisis as two major names RULE OUT replacing Laura Kuenssberg - 'Floundering'

BBC crisis as two major names RULE OUT replacing Laura Kuenssberg - 'Floundering'

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1/24/2022 11:34:00 AM

BBC crisis as two major names RULE OUT replacing Laura Kuenssberg - 'Floundering'

THE BBC is floundering in its hunt to replace Laura Kuenssberg as its most senior Political Editor in what appears to have become yet another crisis for the broadcaster.

08:12, Mon, Jan 24, 2022Sign up forInvalid emailIt’s one of the most prestigious roles in British political journalism. The £260,000 salary is not half bad, too. But now two leading candidates for the job of BBC Political Editor have insisted their hats are out of the race, shifting the question from who can fill Ms Kuenssberg’s boots but who will.

After taking over from Nick Robinson in 2015, Ms Kuenssberg confirmed at the end of last year she will step down from the role at Easter.In a post on Twitter, she wrote: “Been getting lots of nice messages about BBC Political Editor job so wanted to let you all know that for personal reasons I won’t be applying.

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By 08:12, Mon, Jan 24, 2022 | UPDATED: 08:12, Mon, Jan 24, 2022 Link copied Laura Kuenssberg to step down as BBC political editor Sign up for now and never miss the top politics stories again SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info It’s one of the most prestigious roles in British political journalism. The £260,000 salary is not half bad, too. But now two leading candidates for the job of BBC Political Editor have insisted their hats are out of the race, shifting the question from who can fill Ms Kuenssberg’s boots but who will. Related articles Andrew Neil to dissect Boris Johnson in warts-and-all documentary After taking over from Nick Robinson in 2015, Ms Kuenssberg confirmed at the end of last year she will step down from the role at Easter. Two of the leading candidates tipped to replace her have already ruled themselves out, posing a major difficulty for the broadcaster. One, BBC Deputy Political Editor Vicki Young, publicly declared herself out earlier this month, citing “personal reasons”. In a post on Twitter, she wrote: “Been getting lots of nice messages about BBC Political Editor job so wanted to let you all know that for personal reasons I won’t be applying. . (Image: Getty/PA) (Image: Getty) “But I look forward to supporting whoever gets this incredible role.” Numerous journalists declared this a major loss for the BBC, with Katy Balls, of the Spectator, branding Ms Young the “best Political Editor we never had”. Ms Young’s husband is understood to be having treatment for cancer, according to the Sunday Times. BBC Political Correspondent Chris Mason has also pulled out of the race, the paper reports. READ MORE: