Born in Streatham, London, to Indian parents, she has a mixed ethnicity, or more precisely, a British Indian ethnicity. Being a British Indian, she could have chosen anyone, a British man or an Indian, as her life partner.
Caption: Naga says her girlfriend hooked her to golf, 2016
Naga Munchetty Married Life and Her Husband?
Eventually, she chose to marry a guy from her birthplace. However, she hasn’t yet talked about it explicitly. Nevertheless, let’s just learn about it as much as we can.
Naga Munchetty is a married woman, and the name of her husband is James Hagger, who as we came to know is a Multi-camera Director and a Broadcast Consultant, rendering Freelance services in the United Kingdom. Before his current profession, he worked as a Senior Studio Director and ITV Studios. He has also worked as a Senior Director at the mighty CNBC Network.
James is not a familiar figure as his wife, and neither of them has ever mentioned anything about their marriage details. Even the date of their marriage is unavailable at the moment. As much as we know right now, Naga is living a happy family life with her husband as there is no news about the couple likely to go through a divorce anytime soon.
Caption: Naga Munchetty and her husband, James Hagger
When we did our research on her to find out if she has children or is already blessed with a child, the outcome was same as her married life. Any information related to her "motherly side" has been kept as an utter secret. Nobody except her close ones and herself know the whereabouts of their children.
Well, this is pretty much everything about her personal life, but this is not the end. We still have things to know about her professional career.
Naga Munchetty, @BBCNaga started her career in journalism as a writer on the City Pages of the Evening Standard. She began reporting for Reuters Financial Television and later moved to work at CNBC Europe as a senior producer. It was not until August of 2010 that she began working at the BBC News Channel as early morning bulletins presenter.
Munchetty is currently a regular presenter of the BBC Breakfast and is also a permanent presenter of Sunday Morning Live on BBC One as of June 2016.
Once in her journalism career, she had to face an incredibly awkward situation when Lisa Stansfield asked her if she slept with the deceased legendary guitarist Prince on her 21st birthday when she went to met him. Munchetty had a short answer to that with a frightened face, “How very dare you?” Here is the video.
Caption: Lisa Stansfield asks "did you or didn't you" after she learns how Naga met Prince for the first time at 3:30.
Interest Other Than Journalism:
Naga Munchetty, apart from her busy work life, takes the time to visit the golf course as frequent as possible. She even said that golf had changed her life. When she had a chat with Scotsman, she said,
“I’ll be honest, golf has changed my life. It’s helped with my temperament and my focus and when you work the hours I work in a studio, being outside for four to five hours a day is good for you.”
Caption: Naga Munchetty ready for a shot
Currently, we came to know through BBC.com that Naga Munchetty will be competing in the BBC’s top show Strictly Come Dancing. Yes, the talented presenter and golfer will be putting her best foot forward as she has been named the 9th celebrity on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing. Before she revealed it, this news was only known to her husband. She is said to be starting since February and seems to be fairly excited about it.
"I never thought I'd have the courage to say yes, but it would be simply silly to turn down the chance to learn to dance with a professional."
As always, expect the unexpected. Currently, Munchetty can be seen as a contestant on 2016 Strictly Come Dancing and has been paired with the Russian professional Latin and Ballroom dancer Pasha Kovalev who also won the 2014 series of Strictly Come Dancing with partner Caroline Flack. With the new experience, she is also concerned about what her viewers will think of her. In an interview with Radio Times, she said,
I had a lot of reservations. I’ve got a serious persona on air and it’s important the public trust and respect me. I was concerned they’d see me spinning around in sequins then not take what I’m saying as seriously.
Naga Munchetty’s Short Bio:
Naga Munchetty was born on February 25th, 1975, in London. Coming from a family of Tamil and Mauritian origins, She attended Leeds University, and she studied English Literature and English Language. Her career kick-started when she began reporting for Reuters Financial Television which later led her to work as a senior producer for CNBC Europe.
Naga Munchetty currently works for BBC and presents BBC One’s BBC World News, BBC Breakfast alongside Charlie Stayt, Louise Minchin, Carol Kirkwood and Susanna Reid. She also reports for Victoria Derbyshire and previously worked on Working Lunch.#Naga Haggar #English journalist #newsreader #BBC