Laura Kuenssberg has been announced as the new permanent presenter of the BBC’s Sunday morning politics show.
Laura will start her role when the show relaunches this September with a new-look set, title, title music and format. She is currently the BBC political editor, and her last assignment in that post will be covering the local elections in May.
Laura Kuenssberg says: “I couldn’t be more delighted. 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 honour to take the chair for that conversation in the 2020s.”
Interim Director of BBC News Jonathan Munro says: “Laura’s the perfect host for our flagship weekend politics show – she’s an engaging presenter and a razor-sharp political interviewer, and she knows exactly which questions audiences want answered.”
BBC Chief Content Officer Charlotte Moore says: “Laura’s one of the BBC’s biggest talents and I’m delighted she’s becoming the new face of Sunday mornings.
“I’m very much looking forward to seeing how she makes the show her own.”
Sophie Raworth has been presenting the show, currently titled Sunday Morning, since January, and will continue in the role until it goes off air for the summer Parliamentary recess.
Jonathan Munro adds: “I’d like to thank Sophie Raworth for stepping in to present the show this year, alongside anchoring the BBC news bulletins at Six and Ten o’clock . She’s doing a fantastic job, ranging from robust interviews with presidents and prime ministers to moving reports on the flight from Ukraine, and I’m delighted she’s continuing the role until the summer.”
The programme was previously 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.