Naga Munchetty Biography
Subha Nagalakshmi Munchetty-Chendriah also known as Naga Munchetty, is a British television presenter, newsreader, and journalist. Naga is currently working as a present at BBC Breakfast. Formerly, she worked as a presenter of BBC World News and BBC Two’s weekday financial affairs program Working Lunch.
Munchetty was born and grew up in Streatham, London, England. She attended Graveney School in Tooting before attending the University of Leeds, where she majored in English. She then went on to complete a master’s degree in Newspaper Journalism, which led to her first work writing for the city pages of The Evening Standard and The Observer. Naga started her journalism career as a reporter for Reuters Financial Television, then she moved to CNBC in Europe as a senior producer. Naga also worked as a business producer and reporter for Channel 4 News and a presenter on Bloomberg Television.
From 2008 to 2010 Munchetty worked at Working Lunch. She has also hosted Radio 4’s Money Box. She also reports from the City for BBC News, gauging the reaction to breaking financial stories such as the Budget, and the Pre-Budget Report. Moreover, she has worked for BBC News Channel and BBC World News. She is also a regular presenter on BBC One’s Breakfast. In September 2010, she co-hosted ‘The Spending Review – The South Today Debate’ on ‘BBC One’ along with Sally Taylor. That same year, she also presented ‘Paranormal Investigation: Live’ to celebrate Halloween which aired on the UK television channel ‘Sky Witness,’ which was formerly known as ‘Living.’
Additionally, 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. Moreover, Naga participated in the British television quiz show ‘Celebrity Mastermind’ in which she becomes the winner. The show was aired on January 2, 2013, on ‘BBC One. In June 2016, she replaced Sian Williams as presenter of Sunday Morning Live on BBC One. Munchetty also presented an episode of Newsnight on BBC Two.
Prior to that, Naga also took part in the fourteenth series of the British television dance contest ‘Strictly Come Dancing”.She paired with Pasha Kovalev and was voted out in week four of the show. Likewise, She co-presented Britain’s Classroom Heroes with Sean Fletcher in October 2017. Moreover, Munchetty was cast in CBBC sketch show Class Dismissed playing a fictionalized version of herself as a Media Studies teacher who acts like a newsreader.
From January 2021 Munchetty became the presenter 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 2022 Munchetty appeared on the BBC quiz show The Weakest Link. Aside from her TV career, Naga began golfing in 2008 and now plays off a handicap of nine. She also ran the London Marathon in 2013 and cycled 100 kilometers for Ride the Night in 2015.
Naga Munchetty Age
How old is Naga Munchetty? Naga is 48 years old as of 2023. She was born on February 25, 1975, in Streatham, London, England. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on February 25 every year.
Naga Munchetty Height/ Weight
Munchetty stands at an average height of 5 feet and 3 inches tall. She weighs around 60 kilograms.
Naga Munchetty Husband
Is Munchetty married? Yes, Naga is married to English actor and director, James Haggar. The lovebird met at a public event. James is best known for his work in ‘Live from Studio Five,’ ‘It’s All Gone Pete Tong,’ and ‘Five News.’ Munchetty and Haggar started dating in 2005 and got married in 2007. Early, Munchetty was in a relationship with Jonny Hansen. Jonny is a Norwegian former footballer, who last played as a midfielder for IF Fram Larvik.
Naga Munchetty Family
Munchetty was born and grew up in Streatham, South London. She is of mixed ethnicity as she was born to an Indian mother and a Mauritian father. Her parent moved to Wales, in the early 1970s, to study, her mother for dentistry and her father training to be a nurse. The two met fell in love and got married in London. She has a younger sister, Mimi.
Naga Munchetty Net Worth
Naga has an estimated net worth ranging between $ 5 million to $ 12 million dollars. This includes her money, income, and assets. Her primary source of income is her successful job as a journalist.