Reeta Chakrabarti Biography
Reeta Chakrabarti is a British media personality serving as a BBC News presenter and correspondent. She presents the One, Six and Ten O’Clock News on BBC1, and also presents regularly on the BBC News Channel. She has also held several senior reporting roles within the BBC, including Education Correspondent, and Community Affairs Correspondent.
Reeta Chakrabarti Age
Reeta was born on 12 December 1964 in Ealing, London, England
Reeta Chakrabarti Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches tall.
Reeta Chakrabarti Education
Chakrabarti attended Calcutta International School and later joined the University of Oxford. She also graduated with a degree in English and French from Exeter College.
Reeta Chakrabarti Parents
Reeta is the daughter of Bidhan Chakrabarti and Ruma Chakrabarti. She was born to an Indian Bengali family. Her father worked at a radio station and her mother was a teacher.
Reeta Chakrabarti Sister
She has a sister known as Lolita Chakrabarti. She is an actress and writer who has worked extensively on stage and screen and the winner of the 2012 Most Promising Playwright “Evening Standard “award, She trained at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Reeta Chakrabarti Husband
Reeta is married to Paul Hamilton. He is the son of Patrick Hamilton who fought as part of the Forgotten Army in Burma. The couple lives in North London and have three children together.
Reeta Chakrabarti Children
She has three children; two of her children are twins (b. 16th April, 2000). One of her children includes a son, named Daniel.
Reeta Chakrabarti Related to Shami Chakrabarti
Reeta and Shami Chakrabarti are not related, they just have a common surname. Shami IS A British Labour Party politician, barrister, and human rights activist. She served as Shadow Attorney General for England and Wales (2016 – 2020). She also served as the Director of Liberty, a major advocacy group which promotes civil liberties and human rights, from 2003 to 2016.
Reeta Chakrabarti BBC News
Chakrabarti is a BBC News presenter and correspondent and presents the One, Six and Ten O’Clock News on BBC1, and also presents regularly on the BBC News Channel. She joined BBC in 1994 as a reporter for the Breakfast Programme on the newly launched BBC Radio 5 Live. She later became a general news correspondent working on television as well as radio. In 1997, she became the BBC Community Affairs correspondent, covering the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry and also working on Home Affairs. In 1999 Chakrabarti became the political correspondent for the BBC, working across a range of programmes in television and radio, reporting on politics for BBC One, BBC Two, the BBC News Channel, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live. In January 2011 she was the education correspondent for BBC News. In May 2014 she was appointed as news presenter on BBC One and the BBC News Channel.
Reeta has chaired and hosted numerous corporate events, including the 2003 and 2004 Educational Television Awards Dinners for the Royal Television Society. She also hosted the 2018 TV Journalism awards for the RTS. In April 2018, she acted as host for the opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at Buckingham Palace. She is a Contributing Editor for BBC News.
Reeta Chakrabarti Salary
Her annual salary ranges between . £175,000-£179,999.
Reeta Chakrabarti Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $1 million
Reeta Chakrabarti Illness
In October 2021, Reeta revealed she had been rushed to Accident and Emergency after spending much of the evening in pain. She however said her condition was not serious and thanked a stranger for buying her cold drinks to help cope with the illness.
“I was in A&E last night – it wasn’t serious thankfully but I was in pain – a lovely person in the waiting room called Jamie Marshall saw I was suffering and went to buy me some cold drinks. Just like that, a complete stranger. Hope you are on Twitter Jamie, thank you.”