Inside BBC Breakfast Naga Munchetty’s life off-camera – from hubby to hobbies

Television host and newsreader Naga Munchetty stars on BBC Breakfast, with millions of fans watching her presenting the show regularly.

The 46-year-old journalist has presented on the BBC for over a decade, but what about her life away from the television studios?

Naga likes to keep her private life away from the spotlight, but regularly shares photographs to her social media platforms as she updates fans about what she's been up to and her hobbies.

Munchetty lives in Hertfordshire with her TV director and journalist hubby James Haggar.

The married couple dated for several years before tying the knot in 2007.

Naga spoke about the secret to her long-term marriage to James as she told the Guardian in 2016 about some advice she received on her wedding day.

Speaking to the publication, she said: "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."

James worked as a senior director for CNBC International before joining Sky.

He has also worked as a senior director on Five News/OK TV for BSkyB and then spent two years at ITV Studios before going freelance in 2014 as a multi-camera director and broadcast consultant.

The couple lives together in Hertfordshire, and Naga regularly shares snaps of them enjoying a round of golf or spending time with pals.

The host first moved into the home in 2010 after previously living in south London with her family.

Speaking about her marriage to James on the Her Spirit podcast, Naga said: "James and I don't row, and he's a lovely, lovely man, he's definitely the better half."

The couple enjoys numerous hobbies when they're not working.

They're both keen golfers and Naga told The Guardian in 2016 that the sport is key in their relationship.

She said: "It gives us a few hours together when we’re walking and talking and catching up; it really makes a difference.

"Golf takes you on a journey together, and it means you stay in touch with one another."

Naga once said she "doesn't do Valentine's day," but she revealed on BBC Radio 5 Live that she and her husband are an affectionate couple.

She said: "Head rub! I gave a head rub yesterday and it was received with such gratitude!"

As well as her love for golf, Munchetty is a keen snooker player, and she's also a skilled pianist and trumpet player too.

The avid fitness fan regularly shares clips and photographs with her fans and updates them with fitness tips online.

In February, Naga revealed her secret to her running success as she shared a fitness selfie.

She revealed that wearing compression leggings helped with her run as she posted a fresh-faced snap.

The presenter shared a fresh-faced picture after her 6km run as shared the jogging tip with fans.

Naga said: "Managed to catch some sun for the Saturday run. Treated myself to some compression running leggings too – meant no calf muscle twinges today. Feeling grateful.

"Hope you have a good weekend. Now slobbing out for a weekend of #sixnations rugby. Come on live action sport! #6km #32minutes"

Since August 2010, Naga has presented early morning bulletins on the BBC News Channel and BBC World News and is now a regular host on BBC Breakfast.

From January 2021 Munchetty became the presenter on the 10am to 1pm Radio 5 programme on Mondays to Wednesdays replacing Emma Barnett.

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