Newsnight political editor Martha Kearney has admitted she was
"bruised" to be beaten to the job of BBC political editor by Nick
Robinson last year.
She said: "Disgruntled isn't the right word. I think I was a bit bruised because it had been so public.
"But although I moaned about it, it did make me realise that I'd had a tiny amount of what politicians get the whole time."
to The Guardian, Kearney, 48, also said that she "paid a very heavy
price" for asking Tory leadership contenders David Cameron and David
Davis what sort of pants they wore in a Woman's Hour interview.
She said: "I got male MPs coming up to me all the time telling me what underwear they were wearing."
about Andrew Marr's success as former BBC political editor, she said:
"You just need one clever, funny, engaging person, and the audience are