Reeta Chakrabarti Biography
Reeta Chakrabarti is a British newsreader, journalist, and correspondent for BBC News. She is known for presenting BBC News at Ten, BBC News at Six, BBC News at One, and BBC Weekend News. Chakrabarti presents regularly on the BBC News Channel and occasionally on BBC World News.
Reeta has also reported extensively in the UK and abroad for BBC News. She was named an honorary fellow of Exeter College, Oxford in 2018.
In 2018, She was also made an honorary Doctor of Letters by York St John University. Moreover, Chakrabarti became the chancellor of York St John University in 2019 and an honorary fellow of University College, London in 2019.
Reeta Chakrabarti Age
Reeta Chakrabarti was born in Ealing, London, United Kingdom on December 12, 1964. She is 57 years old.
Reeta Chakrabarti Height
Chakrabarti is a woman of average stature and stands at a moderate height of 5 ft 6 inches (Approx. 1.68 m).
Reeta Chakrabarti Education
She attended the King Edward VI High School for Girls and Calcutta International School in Kolkata. Later, Reeta joined Exeter College, Oxford, and studied English and French, from 1984 to 1988, including a year in France. While at Oxford, she said, “I loved my time there. There weren’t then many people from my background at university. But that didn’t stop my experience from being overwhelmingly good.”
Reeta Chakrabarti Family
Reeta was born to her parents Bidhan Chakrabarti and Ruma Chakrabarti in Ealing, London. She grew up in an Indian Bengali family in Birmingham. As a teenager, She lived in India, attending the Calcutta International School in Kolkata and King Edward VI High School for Girls. Reeta has a pretty sister called Lolita.
Reeta Chakrabarti Husband
She is married to her beloved husband called Paul Hamilton. Her husband is a Professor of English at the Queen Mary University of London. Together, the duo has three children and lives in North London.
Reeta Chakrabarti Salary
Reeta’s annual is $75,654 per year according to BBC News anchors’ and reporters’ salaries.
Reeta Chakrabarti Net Worth
Chakrabarti has an approximate net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million.
Reeta Chakrabarti Career
Reeta began as a producer on BBC Radio 4, serving on the Today program, The World at One, and PM. She then became a reporter on 5 Live Breakfast, in which she covered the French presidential elections and the Dunblane massacre.
In 1992, Chakrabarti started working at BBC Radio 1, specifically Newsbeat, writing and delivering news bulletins for ‘Steve Wright In The Afternoon’ and News 92. In 1997, She became one of the BBC’s Community Affairs Correspondents, covering the Stephen Lawrence inquest and subsequent Public Inquiry. Reeta also covered home affairs including the Damilola Taylor murder trial and Health.
In March 2022, She was the main BBC presenter in Lviv in western Ukraine anchoring the news bulletins ten days after the Russian invasion. In April 2022, Reete anchored the BBC’s coverage of the French Presidential election from Paris. She has also presented on BBC World and Radio 4’s The World Tonight.
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