Reeta Chakrabarti Biography
Reeta Chakrabarti is a British journalist, newsreader, correspondent for BBC News. Chakrabarti is known for presenting the BBC News at One, BBC News at Six, and BBC News at Ten. She also presents for BBC Weekend News and finally, she’s often seen on the BBC News Channel. She also reported throughout the UK and abroad for BBC News.
Reeta Chakrabarti Age
She was born on December 12, 1964.
Reeta Chakrabarti Height
Chakrabarti stands at 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Reeta Chakrabarti Education
To begin with, she attended the Calcutta International School in Kolkata. Afterward, she attended Exeter College, located in Oxford where she studied English and French from 1984 to 1988 as well as one year in France.
Reeta Chakrabarti Family
Her family consists of Indian Bengali and she grew up in Birmingham. She lived in India when she was just a teenager, Chakrabarti is a native of Ealing, London.
Reeta Chakrabarti Husband
Paul Hamilton is the husband of Chakrabarti, he works as a Professor of English at the Queen Mary University of London.
Reeta Chakrabarti Children
The couple is blessed with three kids and lives together in North London. One of their children is Roxy.
Reeta Chakrabarti BBC News
Chakrabarti is a journalist, newsreader correspondent working for BBC News. She has also reported throughout the UK and abroad for BBC News. In 1994, she kicked off her career as a reporter for the Breakfast Programme on the recently launched BBC Radio 5 Live. After that, she became a general news correspondent working on both television and radio. Chakrabarti was a correspondent at the BBC Community Affairs in 1997, while there she covered the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry as well as worked on Home Affairs.
She became a political correspondent for the BBC in 1999, she covered a variety of programmes on television and radio, for this reason, she reported for BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio 4, BBC News Channel, BBC Two, and BBC One. Later in January 2011, she became the education correspondent for BBC News. Chakrabarti was then appointed as a news presenter on BBC News Channel and BBC One in May 2014.
Apart from working for BBC News, she worked for the Royal Television Society. During her time at the station, She was chairperson and hosted various corporate events, such as the 2003 and 2004 Educational Television Awards Dinners. Moreover, she worked for RTS, where she hosted the 2018 TV Journalism awards. In April 2018, Chakrabarti served as host for the opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government assembly at Buckingham Palace.
She took over the role of Chancellor of York St John University from Dr. John Sentamu after it was announced in October 2019, she started the job in March 2020. In November 2021 she took part in an episode of the BBC Two program Celebrity Antiques Road Trip together with her workmate Clive Myrie. Still, in the same month, she was seen in a Children in Need unique episode of Bargain Hunt on BBC1, accompanied by her daughter Roxy.
Reeta Chakrabarti Awards
In 2018, she was recognized as an honorary fellow of Exeter College, Oxford. The same year, Chakrabarti was also made an honorary Doctor of Letters by York St John University. In 2019, she was also an honorary fellow of University College, London. To sum up, Chakrabarti is also an honorary fellow of the University of East London.
Reeta Chakrabarti Interests/Additional Work
Chakrabarti decided to make the poem by John Keats as her specialist theme on the BBC television quiz Celebrity Mastermind broadcast on 22 December 2016 since she is a big fan of the poem.
She works as a patron of Pan Intercultural Arts, a UK charity that utilizes the arts to empower marginalized youth and discover their potential. She is as well the patron of the Oxford University Media Society, and in 2021, she became a trustee for the Keats Shelley Memorial Association. In 2021, she was a judge for the David Cohen Prize for Literature, where Colm Toibin the writer won the award. Chakrabarti was announced Chairperson of the Panel of judges in December 2021 choosing the Costa Book of the Year 2021.
Reeta Chakrabarti Salary
Chakrabarti receives and estimated salary of $10,000 – $100,000.
Reeta Chakrabarti Net Worth
She has an approximated net worth of $1 million – $5 million.