The BBC is delighted to announce Chris Mason has been appointed as its new Political Editor. Chris takes up the role during a remarkable time in politics and will bring his unique style of broadcasting to the biggest job in journalism.
Chris has been Political Correspondent for BBC News for over 10 years, reporting from Westminster across TV, radio and online. Chris has presented BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions? since 2019, and will continue in this role until the summer.
Chris Mason says: “What a tremendous privilege to take on what, for me, is the most extraordinary job in British broadcasting and journalism. I clamber upon the shoulders of giants like Laura, Nick and Andrew with a smattering of trepidation and a shedload of excitement and enthusiasm.
"To lead the best team of journalists in the business on the best news patch of the lot is something I’d never even dared dream of. I can’t wait to get started.”
Jonathan Munro, Interim Director of BBC News, says: “Chris has been an exceptional correspondent in an extraordinary time for British politics. His calm, incisive analysis and signature candid style have been invaluable for audiences when navigating complex stories. His ambition and vision for the Political Editor role is really exciting and I wish him every success in the new post.”
Chris will take up his post in May once Laura Kuenssberg stands down after the local elections.