Naga Munchetty, also known as Subha Nagalakshmi Munchetty-Chendriah, is a television personality, newsreader, and journalist.
Naga hosts BBC Breakfast on a regular basis. She has also previously hosted Working Lunch on BBC Two and BBC World News, a daily financial affairs program.
She has always had a passion for journalism and rose to prominence while working as a City reporter for the Evening Standard.
Munchetty began her career as a reporter for Reuters Financial Television before moving on to become a senior producer for CNBC Europe.
Since August 2010, Munchetty has also hosted early morning briefings (UKT) on the BBC News Channel and BBC World News. On BBC One, she frequently hosts Breakfast.
Munchetty took over as host of Radio 5’s 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays from Emma Barnett, who moved to Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour in January 2021.
Naga Munchetty Was Fired?
Naga Muchetty has not been sacked. She was forced to leave the show in the middle of a transmission in November 2022 owing to an undisclosed illness that made it difficult for her to present.
During the event (November 18), Charlie Stayt, her co-host, was left to finish the show on his own after Munchetty was forced to leave after only 30 minutes.
Munchetty, Naga Fired
Naga was forced to leave the show in the middle of the broadcast in November 2022 owing to an undiagnosed illness that made it impossible for her to host (Source: Instagram).
Naga took the day off after beginning Friday’s show with a sore throat that made her sound strange. Charlie stated that he had no idea what would happen if Naga got up from the couch.
Many viewers remarked that Naga’s first 20 minutes of speech were difficult to comprehend. Another viewer suggested Naga take a Strepsil.
According to thesun.co.uk, most viewers were concerned and wished the popular host a speedy recovery.
Because the correspondents continued to introduce Charlie and Naga even after the latter had fled, the producers needed to plan for Naga’s mid-show departure.
Where Is Naga Muchetty Going Now That She’s Left BBC Breakfast?
Naga Munchetty is not believed to have left BBC Breakfast since she addressed speculations about her departure in January when she was hired host of BBC Radio 5 Live from Monday to Wednesday.
However, on January 6, 2023, BBC Breakfast presenter Munchetty appeared to take a savage swipe at her co-performers on Friday morning when she indicated sports presenter Mike Bushell hadn’t had enough sleep prior to the show.
Naga is a terrific presenter, but it’s no secret that she enjoys teasing her co-stars.
On Friday, Muchetty and co-host Ben Thompson arrived in the studio in a playful mood.
According to Dailystar.co.uk, she joked about Mike Bushell, a sportscaster, being “weary” right before his athletic segment on the famous morning show.
Naga Muchetty’s Professional Life
Naga began her career as a City Pages reporter for the London Evening Standard. She also wrote to The Observer’s Business Section.
She then began her television career as a reporter for Reuters Financial Television. She then worked as a senior for CNBC Europe, a business producer and reporter for Channel 4 News, and a Bloomberg Television presenter.
She also appeared on the fourteenth season of Strictly Come Dancing, partnering with Pasha Kovalev.
She and Sean Fletcher presented Britain’s Classroom Heroes in October 2017.
Munchetty also appeared on The Weakest Link, a BBC quiz program, on Boxing Day 2022.