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Who is Naga Munchetty?
Subha Nagalakshni Munchetty-Chendriah also known as Naga Munchetty is a British well-known television presenter, newsreader, and journalist. Regularly, she presents BBC Breakfast and is a former presenter of BBC World News and BBC Two’s weekday financial affairs program Working Lunch. In January 2017, she temporarily left Breakfast to provide maternity cover for Newsnight as their acting business editor.
How Old Is Naga Munchetty?
She is 47 years old as of July 2022, having been born on February 25, 1975, in Streatham, London, England. Naga shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; Noah Jupe, Case Walker, Jakob Greer, Jake Tuonto, Sean Astin, and many more.
Naga Munchetty Family
Who are Naga Munchetty Parents?
She was born to Muthu Chendriah (Mother) from Tamil Nadu, India whereas her father is from Mauritius.
Does Naga Munchetty have Siblings?
She has a younger sister by the name of Mimi.
Naga Munchetty Education
She received her high school education at Graveney School. Later after high school, she studied English Literature and Language at the University of Leeds where she graduated in 1997.
Naga Munchetty Marital Status
She is married to the love of her life James Haggar ( a television director and broadcast consultant). They married in 2004 in Uckfield, Sussex.
Naga Munchetty Kids
She does not have any kids currently. In case there is new news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Naga Munchetty Career
She began her first job as a journalist on the City Pages of the London Evening Standard, And also worked in the Business Section of The Observer. Her television career began as a reporter for Reuters Financial Television. After which she served as a senior producer for CNBC Europe, a business producer and reporter for Channel 4 News, and a presenter on Bloomberg Television. She then joined Working Lunch in October 2018, after the show was revamped, and stayed with the program until it was canceled in July 2010.
She has hosted Radio 4’s Money Box. Moreover, she reports from the City for BBC News, gauging the reaction to breaking financial stories such as the Budget and the Pre-Budget Report. Since August 2010, she has presented early morning bulletins (UKT) on the BBC News Channel and BBC World News. And she is also a regular presenter on BBC One’s Breakfast. She went on to become the presenter from January 2021 on the 10 am to 1 pm Radio 5 program on Mondays to Wednesdays replacing Emma Barnett who moved to Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.
In September 2010, she co-hosted the Spending Review – The South Today Debate on BBC One with Sally Taylor. On 30-31 October 2010, she presented Paranormal Investigation: Live on Living to celebrate Hallowe’en. In addition, she narrated the BBC documentary Fear and Faith in Paris looking at anti-Semitic attacks in Paris and their impact on the Jewish community of France. On January 2, 2013, she won Celebrity Mastermind. Whereas in June 2016, she replaced Siab Williams as presenter of Sunday Morning Live on BBC One. In 2017, she was replaced by Emma Barnett and Sean Fletcher.
Naga went on to present an episode of Newsnight on BBC Two on August 26, 2016. Moreover, she was a contestant on the 14th series of Strictly Come Dancing, having been paired with Pasha Kovalev and being voted out in week four (Sunday, October 16, 2016). In October 2017, she co-presented Britain’s Classroom Heroes with Sean Fletcher. That year also, she joined the cast of the CBBC sketch show Class Dismissed playing a fictional version of herself as a Media Studies teacher who acts like a newsreader.
Naga was ruled in September 2019 to have breached the BBC’s guidelines by criticizing US President Donald Trump for perceived racism. While presenting BBC Breakfast with Dan Walker then July, she took issue with Trump’s comments telling his opponents to “go back” to the “places from which they came”. She went on to say: “Every time I have been told, as a woman of color, to go back to where I came from, that was embedded in racism. Now I’m not accusing anyone of anything here, but you know what certain phrases mean”.
This the BBC was criticized for its decision to uphold complaints over Naga’s comments. For this reason, several public figures including Adrian Lester and Lenny Henry signed an open letter asking the corporation to reconsider its ruling against her. It was reported on September 30, 2019, in The Guardian that the complaint was also made against her co-host Dan Walker but his comments were not the focus of the BBC’s executive complaints unit (ECU) investigation. Later that day Tony Hall (the Director-General of the BBC) overturned the decision after looking into it personally.
Naga Munchetty Height and Measurements
Adding up to her well-curved and beautiful body, she stands at a height of 5ft 3inches (1.61m) and a weight of 57kg (125lbs).
Naga Munchetty Salary and Net Worth
She has a salary of between £365,000 to £369,999 and an estimated net worth of $12 million.