Naga Munchetty

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Naga Munchetty
2013 Women's British Open – Naga Munchetty (1).jpg
Born Subha Nagalakshmi Munchetty-Chendriah
(1975-02-25) 25 February 1975 (age 40)
Streatham, London, England
Nationality British
Alma mater University of Leeds
Occupation Journalist, presenter,
Notable credit(s) BBC Breakfast
BBC World News
BBC News
Victoria Derbyshire (Programme)

Naga Munchetty (born Subham Nagalakshmi Munchetty Chendriam on 25 February 1975), also known by her married name Naga Haggar, is a British journalist and newsreader. She presents BBC One's BBC World News, BBC Breakfast and Victoria Derbyshire with Naga Munchetty regularly from when she presented BBC Two's weekday financial affairs programme Working Lunch.

Early life[edit]

Born in Streatham, London to Indian parents, Naga Munchetty was a pupil of Graveney School. She studied English literature and language at Leeds University.[1]


Munchetty's first job was as a journalist on the City Pages of the London Evening Standard.[1] She also worked on the Business Section of The Observer.[1]


Munchetty's television career began as a reporter for Reuters Financial Television, after which she worked as a senior producer for CNBC Europe, a business producer and reporter for Channel 4 News and a presenter on Bloomberg Television.[1]

Munchetty joined Working Lunch after the show was revamped in October 2008 and stayed with the programme until it finished in July 2010.[2] Munchetty has hosted Radio 4's Money Box.[3] She also reports from the City for BBC News, gauging the reaction to breaking financial stories such as the Budget,[4] and the Pre-Budget Report.[5]

Since August 2010, Munchetty has presented early morning bulletins (UKT) on the BBC News Channel and BBC World News. She is a regular presenter on BBC One's Breakfast.[6]

Munchetty co-hosted The Spending Review – The South Today Debate on BBC One with Sally Taylor in September 2010.[7]

Munchetty also presented Paranormal Investigation: Live on Living on 30–31 October 2010 to celebrate Hallowe'en.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Munchetty has a passion for music and can play the jazz trumpet and classical piano.[1] She also has a knack for making cocktails, a skill she learnt while working in bars and pubs during her student days.[1] She lives with her husband James.[9]

She won Celebrity Mastermind (broadcast on BBC TV on 2 January 2013) where she admitted to a passion for golf playing at least five times a week, and would like to take up the game as a professional. In October 2012 Naga, playing under her married name, won the Hertfordshire de Paula Cup at Bishop’s Stortford Golf Club.[10]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Naga Munchetty BBC News, 3 October 2008
  2. ^ BBC's Working Lunch show to end BBC News, 23 April 2010
  3. ^ Money Box BBC Radio 4, 24 July 2010
  4. ^ The Full Story: Budget 2010 BBC News, 24 March 2010
  5. ^ The Full Story: Pre-Budget report BBC News, 9 December 2009
  6. ^ "Breakfast". Naga Munchetty. BBC. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  7. ^ The Spending Review – The South Today Debate BBC One, 9 September 2010
  8. ^ The Host – Naga Munchetty Paranormal Investigation: Live, Living TV
  9. ^ Golf Today (UK): "Confessions of a Golf Addict -- Naga Munchetty"
  10. ^ Hertfordshire de Paula Cup hosted by Bishop’s Stortford Golf Club Friday 5 – Sunday 7 October 2012

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