Kate Ferguson began as a cub reporter on the Willesden & Brent Times, spending two years at the north London tabloid before moving on to its sister paper, the Ham&High. She then moved to the National News Agency and later Press Association where she reported on some of the biggest crime and court stories of the day. Kate joined MailOnline's lobby team in 2017, and moved to The Sun two years later. As British politics entered an almost unprecedented period of tumult - with snap elections, Brexit wars and the Covid pandemic - Kate quickly established a reputation for breaking big scoops and her forensic questioning of No10 and ministers, says The Sun on Sunday.
Ferguson will become the first female political editor at The Sun titles.
Kate Ferguson says: “I am hugely excited to be the new Sun on Sunday political editor - it is a dream job for me.
“With the economy in crisis, war in Europe and rebellions in Parliament, our political coverage has never been more important.
“Taking over from the legendary David Wooding, I know I have big shoes to fill, but I cannot wait to join Steve Waring and the rest of the Sun on Sunday team, and sink my teeth into this fab role. I'll also continue to work closely with Victoria Newton, James Slack, Harry Cole and the rest of the hugely talented team across print and online."
Steve Waring, editor of The Sun on Sunday, says: "I'm delighted to welcome Kate aboard. She will be a brilliant addition to The Sun on Sunday team."
Kate will start her new role this summer and her replacement will be announced in due course.
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