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Laura Kuenssberg is a British journalist and is one of the correspondents in BBC. Laura is married to James Kelly.

Relationship Facts of Laura Kuenssberg

Laura Kuenssberg is married to James Kelly.
She is mother of None.
Laura Kuenssberg is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.


Laura Kuenssberg is happily married!

Laura Kuenssberg is currently happily married to James Kelly. Their wedding was held in London.

Her husband is a management consultant. He studied at Harvard and Edinburgh.

They reside in East London. The couple does not have any children.

Who is Laura Kuenssberg?

Laura Kuenssberg is an award-winning British journalist. Laura Kuenssberg is famous as a first lady political editor in BBC News.

Moreover, she was the first business editor of ITV News.

Laura Kuenssberg: Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity

Kuenssberg was born as Laura Juliet Kuenssberg in Italy on 08 Aug 1976, to German heritage.

She is the daughter of Nick Kuenssberg (father) and Sally Kuenssberg (mother). She grew up in Glasgow and has two siblings; Joanna and David Kuenssberg.

Her elder sister Joanna is the High Commissioner of the UK to Mozambique

Her father is a businessman and she belongs to a well-off family. Moreover, her grandparents were the founder of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

The name of her paternal grandfather is Dr. Ekkehard von Kuenssberg.

Her maternal grandfather Lord Roberton was a High Court judge.

Education

She was enrolled in Laurel Park School which is an independent girls’ school. Laura then joined the University of Edinburgh where she studied history.

She later graduated from Georgetown University, D.C. where she did a journalism course. She worked in one of the NBC News political programs during her time there.

Laura Kuenssberg: Professional Career

Laura migrated to Britain after the completion of her education in the US. Initially, she enrolled in a local radio and cable television in Glasgow.

She joined BBC North East and Cumbria in March 2000. Moreover, Laura became a chief political correspondent for BBC News.

During her time, there, she worked on numerous projects including ‘BBC One bulletins’, ‘Daily Politics’, and ‘BBC News’.

Laura Kuenssberg
Caption: Laura Kuenssberg’s husband (Source: Daily Express)

She took the new role of business editor in September 2011 for ‘ITV News’. Her role for ‘News at Ten’ was as a co-newscaster.

She announced on 12 November 2013, that she will be leaving ‘ITV News’.

Laura again returned to BBC News as chief correspondent for ‘News Night’ in February 2014.

She became the first woman to hold the post of BBC’s political editor. She recently interviewed Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Jeremy Hunt.

The Brexit Storm: Laura Kuenssberg’s Inside Story, a BBC Two documentary, was shown in March 2019.

Kuenssberg announced her resignation as a political editor on December 20, 2021, with effect in the spring of 2022, in order to pursue “a senior presenting and reporting post” at the BBC.

Kuenssberg was confirmed in March 2022 as the full-time replacement for Andrew Marr as anchor of BBC One’s flagship Sunday morning politics show, starting in September 2022.

Awards

Laura was awarded Broadcaster of the Year by the Political Studies Association in November 2016.

She also received the Journalist of the Year Award in December 2016 at the British Journalism Awards.

Laura Kuenssberg: Net Worth, Salary

She is ruling the media world. She has a salary of 200k-250k pounds per year on the BBC which is $260k-326k.

Her Net Worth is around $2 million as of 2022.

Laura Kuenssberg: Controversy, Rumors

She was booed by the Labour party members while interviewing the party’s leader Jeremy Corbyn in June 2016.

Laura was also involved in a controversy in early 2017 when the report that she prepared was said to have broken the broadcaster’s impartiality and accuracy guidelines.

A petition was also started to sack her from the BBC Network which did not succeed.

Laura has been involved in numerous controversies in her career.

She was involved in a controversy in early 2016 when a petition was started that accused Laura of being biased against the Labour Party and its leader. The petition was later withdrawn.

Body Stats: Height, Weight

Laura Kuenssberg is a blonde with light eyes.

Her height is 5 feet 7 inches and weighs 55 kg.

Social Media

This journalist has more than 15.3k followers on Facebook and over 1.2 million followers on Twitter. She is not active on Instagram.

 

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FAQs

How old is Laura Coombsberg?

  • She is 45 years of age as of 2021.

Who is Laura Kuenssberg's husband?

  • Her spouse's name is James Kelly.

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