Naga Munchetty to join presenter line-up on BBC Breakfast

It’s a real privilege to be on a team which is a big part of the morning routine for millions of viewers in the UK. Naga Munchetty
Date: 14.07.2014     Last updated: 14.07.2014 at 13.02
Category: BBC One
Naga Munchetty is to complete the family of presenters who front the flagship morning news programme, BBC Breakfast.

Naga joins Bill Turnbull, Louise Minchin and Charlie Stayt to host the country’s most popular breakfast television programme, which broadcasts daily from 6am on BBC One and the BBC News Channel.

Broadcasting from the BBC Breakfast studio at MediaCityUK in Salford, Bill and Louise continue to present from Monday to Wednesday with Naga presenting alongside Charlie from Thursday to Saturday.

Bringing audiences the latest sport, business and weather, Steph McGovern continues as business presenter whilst Sally Nugent and Mike Bushell front the sport news and Carol Kirkwood delivers the weather forecast.

On joining the BBC Breakfast family Naga commented: “I’m so happy to be joining such a successful, popular programme. It’s a real privilege to be on a team which is a big part of the morning routine for millions of viewers in the UK. I’m thrilled that I’ll have my own seat on that famous red sofa.”

Naga is also a regular face on BBC World News. She started her career as a financial journalist working on the London Evening Standard and The Observer before moving in to television with jobs at CNBC, Bloomberg and Channel 4. She joined the BBC in 2008 as a presenter on BBC Two's Working Lunch.

An avid golfer, with a handicap of 9, Naga won Celebrity Mastermind in 2013 - her specialist subject was 'The Ryder Cup 1979-Present'. She ran the London Marathon last year and has vowed never to do it again.

On welcoming Naga to the team, BBC Breakfast Editor Adam Bullimore said: “I’m really delighted Naga is joining the programme full time. She’s already a familiar face to our viewers and very popular with the team. She has bags of journalistic experience and personality and is a fantastic addition to our regular team of presenters.”

James Harding, Director of BBC News and Current Affairs, added: “Naga brings a depth of journalistic experience and a smart curiosity to Britain’s most successful breakfast programme. She’s a terrific broadcaster and I’m sure that she will swiftly establish herself as a key part of the exceptional talented team who draw seven million viewers every morning.”

Since the programme’s launch in October 2000 BBC Breakfast has established its position as an important part of the audience’s day. Broadcasting more than three hours of live news, sport and entertainment every day, Breakfast moved to the BBC’s MediaCityUK base in Salford in 2012 and continues to reach millions of viewers every week.