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Naga Munchetty: From BBC Breakfast to Breaking Down Racism & Not Having Kids

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Naga Munchetty From BBC Breakfast to Breaking Down Racism & Not Having Kids

British television broadcaster, newsreader and journalist Subha Nagalakshmi Munchetty-Chendriah is more commonly referred to as Naga Munchetty. Her birthday is February 25, 1975. She is a regular presenter on BBC Breakfast. She has also previously hosted BBC World News and Working Lunch, a daily financial affairs programme on BBC Two.

Since 2004, James Haggar and NAGA Munchetty have been secretly married. Before being married, James and Naga dated for a couple of years. Given that they both live in Hertfordshire, the broadcaster routinely uploads pictures of the couple playing a game of golf or enjoying a drink with friends. She told The Guardian in 2016 that golf is the heart of their relationship.

Who is Naga Munchetty’s husband James Haggar?

James Haggar is a director and broadcast consultant who works in television. Before joining Sky, he worked at CNBC International for eleven years as a senior director. From 2005 to 2012, he served as senior director for BSkyB’s Five News/OK TV. Eventually, in 2014, after spending two years at ITV Studios, he quit to pursue a career as a freelance multi-camera director and broadcast consultant. James takes part in the panel discussion “The Promise” that airs on Sky News.

Like his wife, He enjoys playing snooker and golf.

The host of BBC Breakfast once boasted about her husband James’ “feminist” views.

Does Naga Munchetty have any children?

During a talk on BBC Radio 5 Live, Naga, who has been married to TV director James for 18 years, said that she remembered when she told someone that she had decided she didn’t want children, someone told her she was wicked and that she was   vile to her mum for snubbing her grandkids. Its fascinating for her to see how people respond.

The BBC Breakfast presenter, 45, continued, “I’m passed the age where people expect me to have kids now. Even so, some people can be rather blunt: ‘Oh, you can’t have them?’ ”  The fact that both partners in the relationship have decided they don’t want children and people find it unusual, strikes her as strange.

Also, Naga mentioned that she is “very good with babies,” which is funny enough for her.  she said that she basically doesn’t have that anxiety so she can actually stop babies from crying.  Which often amazes all of her friends who have recently had children because they are usually a little worried when she takes them.

The television personality and her husband James now reside in Hertfordshire with their two cats. They got married in 2004. To The Guardian in 2016, Naga previously shared the secret to their long-lasting happiness together:  “When James and I got married almost 12 years ago, one of his aunts said to us: the best bit of advice I can give you is to simply be kind to one another. She was right.”

On discussing their shared love of golf, she said that it really makes a difference since it gives them a couple of hours to catch up while walking and conversing. 

Naga Munchetty’s stand on racism

Naga Munchetty has spoken up for the first time about her “horrible” experience of receiving criticism for comments she made against Donald Trump.

The host of the BBC Breakfast programme stated that she opted to stick by the claims she made about Trump telling four US congresswomen to “go back home” in July.

Dan Walker, her co-presenter, asked her about the US president’s remarks she said: “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 also added that she was “absolutely furious” at Trump’s selection of words.

Munchetty stated that it was not her job to “be a robot” and denied that her statements were impolite in an interview with British Vogue.

“One of the balancing acts of being a Breakfast presenter is being comfortable enough to show who you are and your personality,” she said. “You have to show empathy. You cannot sit there and be a robot on that sofa.”

“And I do stand by it. It is not OK to use offensive language, or to skirt around offensive language, to make a point or get attention.”

In September, the broadcaster declared that Munchetty’s words broke the guidelines after receiving a complaint.

The decision was sharply criticized, and in an open letter, 61 broadcasters—among them Afua Hirsch, Lenny Henry, and Krishnan Guru-Murthy—asked the Guardian to change their mind. The decision was reversed a few days later by Tony Hall, the director general of the BBC, who asserted that the complaints section had made the incorrect choice.

Munchetty recounted the circumstances surrounding her words and recalled instances of racist harassment she and her family had endured while living in south London as children. “My parents have always been absolutely professional and caring as nurses. They came to a country that wasn’t always welcoming to people of colour, to be the best they could be. And they were told to go home all the time.”

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