Subha Nagalakshmi Munchetty-Chendriah is a British television presenter and journalist. Half Indian and half Mauritian, Naga was born in London, England on February 25th, 1975, and has worked for the BBC since 2008.
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Munchetty was educated at Graveney School and later on at the University of Leeds, where she studied English. The first jobs she had were in Evening Standard and The Observer as a journalist.
Her career with BBC began in October 2008 when she joined the news programme, Working Lunch. Since then she has hosted Radio 4's Money Box and narrated the BBC documentary Fear and Faith in Paris which examined anti-Semitic attacks in Paris and their impact on the Jewish community in France. She later won BBC's Celebrity Mastermind in 2013, and also presented an episode of Newsnight on BBC Two.
She is a regular presenter on BBC One's Breakfast and has been presenting early morning bulletins on the BBC News Channel and BBC World News since 2010.
In September 2019, Naga was found to have violated BBC guidelines by criticizing the President of the USA, Donald Trump, under the perception of racism. She took issue with Trump's comments telling his opponents to "go back" to the "places from which they came". Her response was “Every time I have been told, as a woman of colour, to go back to where I came from, that was embedded in racism”.
She was a contestant on the fourteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing and was voted out in week four in 2016. She plays golf, with a handicap of nine in 2015, winning a Cup at Bishop's Stortford.
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