Naga Munchetty – age, husband, BBC career and those Donald Trump comments


NAGA Munchetty is a well known face on TV thanks to her career with the BBC.

And now the news presenter has hit the headlines following comments made about President Donald Trump. 

Naga Munchetty is a journalist and broadcaster
Naga Munchetty is a journalist and broadcaster
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Who is Naga Munchetty?

Born in South London in 1975, 44-year-old Naga‘s drive toward a career in journalism began with an English degree at Leeds University.

Her break in TV came as a reporter for Reuters Financial Television, and she went on to have jobs on CNBC Europe, Channel 4 News, and Bloomberg Television.

Naga became a household name when she landed the job on BBC Breakfast in 2010.

Naga BBC Breakfast
Naga is known for being on BBC Breakfast
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What did Naga Munchetty say about Donald Trump?

In September 2019 it was reported that Naga breached BBC guidelines by suggesting President Donald Trump was guilty of racism, the corporation’s complaints unit has decided.

She expressed concern on the show on July 19, 2019 after the US President said four congresswoman should “go back” to the “places from which they came.”

Seeming to go off script, she dwelled upon her own experiences of being told go home in the UK, saying the comments made her “furious”.

Naga said: “Every time I have been told, as a woman of colour, to go back to go back to where I came from, that was embedded in racism.”

Naga Munchetty
Naga competed on Strictly Come Dancing

When did Naga Munchetty take part in Strictly?

Naga took to the dance floor on Strictly Come Dancing in 2016.

She was partnered with Pasha Kovalev, who has since left the show.

The pair didn’t do too well and were voted out in week four.

Is Naga Munchetty married?

Naga is married to ITV broadcast consultant husband James Haggar.

They wed back in 2007.

Before James, Naga famously dated Norwegian footballer Jonny Hansen.


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