A rare live appearance by Laura Kuenssberg on the BBC News Channel right now with breaking news of Chancellor Sajid Javid’s resignation.
When Nick Robinson was Political Editor he'd frequently appear on the News channel/News 24 but that was back in the day before the Chief Political Correspondent role appeared.
The BBC News 24 Chief Political Correspondent position has existed since 1997. Initially it was held by Huw Edwards, followed by Nick Robinson, in fact.
Yes, the history of Chief Political Correspondents on News 24 is as follows:
1997-1999: Huw Edwards
1999-2002: Nick Robinson
2002-2004: Guto Harri
2004-2009: James Landale
2009-2011: Laura Kuenssberg
2011-2014: Norman Smith
2014-present: Vicki Young
On a daily basis it's generally Norman Smith (as Assistant Political Editor) who covers the main political stories on the News Channel from 9am-2pm and then Vicki who does from 2pm until the evening. With the cutbacks, it's questionable whether they need an Assistant Political Editor as well as Chief Political Correspondents on the News Channel. Although I have seen Vicki reporting on the Six and Ten in recent times, introduced as Chief Political Correspondent, so it seems her role is across the whole of BBC News now.
I can definitely see Vicki moving into an Editor role the same as 3 of her predecessors in the next few years.
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