Replacing David Wooding and becoming the first female political editor at The Sun titles, Ferguson joins from The Sun where she has been deputy political editor since 2019
She cut her teeth 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.
Ferguson 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. She 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 – she quickly established a reputation for breaking big scoops and her forensic questioning of No10 and ministers.
Ferguson will start her new role this summer. The Sun has announced her role has been filled by Ryan Sabey, currently The Sun on Sunday’s political correspondent. Sabey joined The Sun in 2009 and has been reporting on Westminster since 2015.
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.”