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Laura Kuenssberg announced as the new BBC presenter on Sunday morning

Laura Kuenssberg has announced that she will adopt the BBC’s new look sunday morning Show.

The program was previously known as the Andrew Marr Show, which Andrew Marr presented for 16 years before leaving the BBC at the end of 2021.

Before that it was breakfast with frost, presented by David Frost.

Kuenssberg, who is currently the BBC’s political editor, will begin her role when the show relaunches this September with a new look, title, theme music and format, according to a press release from the broadcaster.

Her final task in her current post will be the local elections in May. She was elected sunday morning ahead of Sophie Raworth, who has hosted the show since January, and Mishal Husain.

“I couldn’t be happier,” Kuenssberg said in a statement. “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 honor to chair this conversation in the 2020s.”

She tweeted: “I am delighted to say that I will be sitting in the BBC’s Sunday morning policy chair from September,” she tweeted. “It’s a real honor and a real thrill to work on the show with a great team. I can’t wait to get started!”

Jonathan Munro, acting director of BBC News, said: “Laura is the perfect presenter for our flagship weekend political show – she’s a dedicated presenter and a razor-sharp political interviewer, and she knows exactly what questions audiences want answered.”

Jake Kanter, media correspondent for The times, tweeted that Kuenssberg could expect a £76,000 pay rise to bring it in line with Marr, who was paid £340,000 a year before he joined LBC.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/laura-kuenssberg-bbc-sunday-morning-salary-b2045652.html Laura Kuenssberg announced as the new BBC presenter on Sunday morning

JOE HERNANDEZ

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