Naga Munchetty Biography / Wiki
Naga Munchetty, also known as Subha Nagalakshni Munchetty-Chendriah, is a well-known British journalist, broadcaster, and television host. She often hosts BBC Breakfast and has previously done the same for BBC World News and the weekday financial affairs program Working Lunch on BBC Two. She temporarily left Breakfast in January 2017 to fill in as Newsnight’s acting business editor during her pregnancy.
How Old Is Naga Munchetty?
As of September 2023, she is 48 years old. She was born on February 25, 1975, in Streatham, London, England. Celebrities like Noah Jupe, Case Walker, Jakob Greer, Jake Tounto, Sean Astin, and many others share Naga’s birthday.
Naga Munchetty Family
Who are Naga Munchetty Parents?
Her father is from Mauritius, while her mother is Muthu Chendriah of Tamil Nadu, India.
Does Naga Munchetty have Siblings?
Munchetty has a younger sister by the name of Mimi.
Naga Munchetty Education
She attended Graveney School for her high school education. She went on to study English literature and language at the University of Leeds after high school, where she eventually graduated in 1997.
Naga Munchetty Marital Status
James Haggar, her true love, is her husband ( a television director and broadcast consultant). They got hitched in Uckfield, Sussex, in 2004.
Naga Munchetty Kids
At the moment, she is childless. If there is any additional information, we will update this page as soon as we can.
Naga Munchetty Career
She started her first employment as a journalist at the London Evening Standard’s City Pages and afterward worked at The Observer’s Business Section. As a reporter for Reuters Financial Television, she launched her television career. After that, she worked as a reporter and business producer for Channel 4 News, a presenter for Bloomberg Television, and a senior producer for CNBC Europe. Munchetty subsequently joined Working Lunch in October 2018, following the program’s redesign, and remained there until its cancellation in July 2010.
She has anchored Money Box on Radio 4. She also covers breaking financial news for BBC News from the City, including the Budget and the Pre-Budget Report, to gauge public opinion. Naga has been hosting early morning briefings (UKT) on BBC News Channel and BBC World News since August 2010. She frequently hosts Breakfast on BBC One as well. She later took over for Emma Barnett, who moved to Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, as the host of the 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays to Wednesday program on Radio 5.
Naga Munchetty Sally Taylor
She and Sally Taylor co-hosted the Spending Review – The South Today Debate on BBC One in September 2010. She presented Paranormal Investigation: Live on Living on October 30 and 31, 2010, in honor of Halloween. Naga also provided the narration for the BBC documentary Fear and Faith in Paris, which examined the effects of anti-Semitic attacks in Paris on the country’s Jewish community. She triumphed in Celebrity Mastermind on January 2, 2013. In contrast, she took over as Sunday Morning Live’s BBC One presenter in June 2016 when Siab Williams stepped down. She was replaced in 2017 by Sean Fletcher and Emma Barnett.
On August 26, 2016, Naga went on to host an episode of Newsnight on BBC Two. She also competed on the 14th season of Strictly Come Dancing, coupled with Pasha Kovalev, and was eliminated in week four (Sunday, October 16, 2016). Naga and Sean Fletcher co-hosted Britain’s Classroom Heroes in October 2017. She also became a cast member of the CBBC sketch show Class Dismissed in the same year, portraying a fictionalized version of herself as a media studies instructor who reads news stories.
Naga Munchetty Donald Trump
In September 2019, it was determined that Naga had violated BBC policies by denouncing US President Donald Trump for alleged racism. She expressed her displeasure with Trump’s remarks ordering his opponents to “go back” to the “places from which they came” while hosting BBC Breakfast with Dan Walker in July. She continued, “Every time I have been told to return to my own country as a woman of color, that advice was laced with bigotry. I’m not accusing anyone here, but you are aware of the meaning of some expressions.
The BBC came under fire for its decision to sustain complaints about Naga’s remarks. Due to this, a number of well-known people, including Adrian Lester and Lenny Henry, wrote an open letter pleading with the corporation to overturn its decision against her. The Guardian stated on September 30, 2019, that although her co-host Dan Walker was also the subject of the complaint, the BBC’s executive complaints unit (ECU) probe was not centered on his remarks. Later on the same day, Tony Hall, the BBC’s director general, reversed the judgment after conducting his own investigation.
Naga Munchetty Height and Measurements
She weighs 57kg and stands at a height of 5ft 3inches (1.61m), which adds to her beautifully curved form (125lbs).
Naga Munchetty Salary and Net Worth
She makes between £365,000 and £369,999 per year and is thought to be worth $12 million.