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Updated: Monday 18 July 2011

Norman Smith to replace Kuenssberg

21-normansmith02Radio 4’s [[Norman Smith]] was today named as Chief Political Correspondent of BBC News.

He will replace the departing [[Laura Kuenssberg]], who is to take up the role of Business editor at ITV News from September.

Norman has covered every election for the BBC since Tony Blair’s first victory in 1997. Before joining the BBC political team, Norman worked as a news reporter covering major stories for the BBC including the fall of Gorbachev and the first Gulf War.

Norman will start his new job after the summer.