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Naga Munchetty's Biography

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Naga Munchetty was born on 25 February 1975 in London.

She studied English Literature and Language at Leeds University and then gained a postgraduate degree in newspaper journalism.

Her first jobs in journalism were writing for the City pages of the Evening Standard and the business section of The Observer.

She then moved to broadcasting. She reported for Reuters Financial Television, was a senior producer for CNBC Europe and a business producer and reporter for Channel 4 News, as well as being a senior presenter for Bloomberg Television.

In 2008, Naga Munchetty joined the BBC and was a co-presenter on BBC Two's financial programme Working Lunch.

In 2014 became one of the presenters of the morning news programme, BBC Breakfast.

On Sunday mornings on BBC One she hosts the topical debate show Sunday Morning Live.

In August 2016, Naga Munchetty was named as one of the celebrities on the forthcoming Strictly Come Dancing.

She was partnered with Pasha Kovalev.

They were the third couple to be voted off.

In July 2017, the BBC revealed that Naga Munchetty earned over £150,000 from licence fee revenue in their financial year 2016/7.

In September 2019, the BBC's complaints unit found that in July Naga Munchetty had breached the BBC guidelines by criticising President Donald Trump for perceived racism.

In October 2020, the BBC announced that Naga Munchetty would be the new presenter of the mid-morning programme on BBC Radio 5 Live.

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