Naga Munchetty

Inside Biography

Naga Munchetty, a popular British journalist, and a television presenter is currently working on the BBC network on BBC World News at 5:00 on a weekday morning on BBC One, BBC News Channel, and BBC World NewsMunchetty regularly appears on BBC Breakfast show and is the main newsreader on The Andrew Marr Show. She was the co-presenter of BBC Two’s weekday financial affairs programmer Working Lunch.

Naga Munchetty- Age, Parents & Family Background

Naga Munchetty was born as Sudha Nagalakshmi Munchetty-Chendriah on February 25, 1975, in Streatham, London, England, under the birth sign. She was born and raised in England her parents moved to England from Pakistan.

As of 2021, Munchettey is 46 years old and has a height of 5 feet 3 inches.

Munchetty's mother, Muthu Munchetty is from Tamil Nadu, India, and her father is from Mauritius. Her mother moved to Wales in the early 70s to study dentistry and her dad moved for training to be a nurse. They became close and fell in love and settled there. She grew up in South London with her sister Mimi.

Academics- Graduated From the University of Leeds

Naga Munchetty attended Leeds University to study English literature and language. She completed her post-graduation in newspaper journalism.

She is interested in math and a pa s sionate player of jazz trumpet and cla s sical piano. She began her career as a journalist from the London Evening Standard. She also had worked on the Business section of The Observer paper.

Naga Munchetty's Career

Nagalakshmi Munchetty began the career as a reporter at Reuters Financial Television. Later, she worked as a senior producer for CNBC Europe, Channel 4 News as a business producer and reporter, and as a presenter on Bloomberg Television.


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Munchetty has the experience of reporting on monetary matters of 10 years. She comes to the gist of the issue having been known to all its facts from its roots to the tip which gives the healthy report grabbing the attention of the audiences.

Munchetty is an on-demand financial journalist in the present day in the broadcasting world. Her experience has put her in a reputed position challenging the financial ups and downs faced by the consumers today with a way out to make more from the cash in your pocket. 

Naga recently slammed her co-star Charlie Stayt on the BBC Breakfast on 26, October 2017. Along with Sean Fletcher, she worked as a presenter for Britain's Cla s sroom Heroes. 

Who Is Naga Munchetty's Husband?

Naga Munchetty is a married woman. She married her husband James Haggar in 2007 and Naga Munchetty changed her last name to Hagger since then. Her spouse is a director and enjoying a happy married life with her. Nagalakshmi Munchetty does not have any children to date. 

Naga Munchetty is an avid fan of Golf. She was introduced to golf by her husband when they went to visit South Africa. She wanted to give it a try as her husband was playing golf at that time. Her favorite golfers are Miguel Angel and Rory. She also won the Hertfordshire de Paula Cup at Bishop's Stortford Golf Club. 

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Talking about their relationship and its secret, she said, " almost 12 years ago, one of his aunts said to us: the best bit of advice I can give you is to simply be kind to one another. She was right."

Nagalakshmi Munchetty is an ambitious and laborious personality who is struggling to get more success in her career. This may be the reason for delaying having a baby. It's been more than a decade that the couple has been sharing the same marriage journey with extra-affair

The couple currently resides in London, United Kingdom.

Naga Munchetty's Salary And Net Worth

Naga Munchetty has earned a huge amount of salary from her work as journalist of BBC. Reports suggest that her payroll from BBC Breakfast is $3 million annually. According to, some top-ranked journalist earns up to $130,047 salary per annum. She is a brilliant journalist with a bright future ahead of her.

Munchetty has also maintained an impressive net worth in her life. As per some reliable online sources, it is estimated to be around $13.16 million (£9.5 million ) as of 2021. On average, a TV journalist in the United Kingdom earns a salary of £35,898 per year.

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Naga Munchetty's Racism Accusations Against Donald Trump

Naga Munchetty made headlines following her explicit comment on Donald Trump's perceived racism. Her disdain for the President boiled over when she breached the BBC's guidelines about the sanctity of unbiased journalism and accused President Trump of racism in September 2019. 

In July of that year, Munchetty took the issue while presenting BBC Breakfast with Dan Walker. She widely discussed Trump's comments telling his opponents to "go back" to the "places from which they came". She said:

Every time I have been told, as a woman of colour, 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.

Naga Munchetty Weight Loss & Diet

In 2016, Naga Munchetty competed in the Series 14 of Strictly Come Dancing, partnering with Pasha Kovalev. To compete in the dance reality show, she underwent drastic weight loss; from a chubby to slim body figure with an aid of diet & workouts, shedding pounds of weight.

In just 14 weeks, she went down from a size 16 to a size 10 and credited her boyfriend Luke Crodden as her biggest supporter. For maintaining her body figure, The BBC Breakfast host follows strict diets; she opts out of caffeinated drinks and eats light meals that include a big bowl of tomato and olive salad, fresh mozzarella & prosciutto.

A lover of cakes, Naga is cautious about her choices for dinner that mostly include potato varieties.

by sahra, 23 Jul, 2021

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