BBC's political reshuffle
Daily Express|October 23, 2021
JON Sopel’s decision to return to the UK after seven years as the BBC’s US Editor is likely to spark a round of musical chairs among the Corporation’s senior on-air journalists.
Nicola Methven

Speculation is rife that Laura Kuenssberg, 45, is in talks to become a presenter on Radio 4’s Today programme after six years as political editor – freeing the position for Sopel.

He was connected to the job back in 2015, when it went to Kuenssberg instead.

She became the first woman in the role and covered two general elections, the Brexit referendum and the pandemic.

Sopel, 62, is tipped to be replaced in Washington DC by Sarah Smith, the BBC Scotland editor.

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