Mirchandani in 2013
Rajesh Mirchandani is a British television journalist. He was previously a Washington, DC correspondent for BBC News but in early 2008 relocated to Los Angeles. He can regularly be seen fronting reports from the US on the BBC's domestic rolling news channel BBC News, BBC World News, BBC One National Bulletins and on BBC Radio. He also periodically presents BBC World News America, from Washington, DC. He also reported from Hollywood on the 2008 Oscars with Susanna Reid a few days before the event itself. Mirchandani was educated at the University of Bristol.
Mirchandani moved from his previous position of Midlands correspondent to Washington in late 2007, after presenting some relief shifts on BBC News earlier in the year, and was one of a group of reporters who travelled the country for the trial run of the BBC One programme The One Show in August 2006. He carried out a variety of unusual tasks for the programme, as well as more serious reports, including bathing in seaweed to investigate possible health benefits. He did not feature in the second run of the show due to his departure to America.
He presented the Cafe 21 series made by the BBC Asian Programmes Unit from 1998 in which a group of young people of Asian descent would informally discuss personal and social issues. Mirchandani was co-host for the first 8 months of the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast show with Sara Cox, starting March 2000.
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