Norman Smith – born 30th April 1959 in Kensington, London – is Assistant Political Editor of the BBC.
He began his career in regional newspapers in Birmingham and Bristol, before joining the BBC as a local radio reporter in 1986.
Smith became a parliamentary correspondent in 1993, presenting Today and Yesterday in Parliament on BBC Radio 4. He has reported for the BBC from the Palace of Westminster since 1999. In 2010, he became Chief Political Correspondent for Radio 4.
In July 2011, he was appointed to the position of Chief Political Correspondent for the BBC News channel replacing Laura Kuenssberg who departed to ITN, before then being promoted to his current position of Assistant Political Editor in 2014.
Since 2015, he has been a relief presenter and newsreader for Victoria Derbyshire on BBC Two and the BBC News Channel.
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