Name: Reeta Chakrabarti
Date of Birth: 12th December 1964
Network: BBC News
Biography: Reeta Chakrabarti is a British journalist, newsreader and correspondent for BBC News.
She is known for being the main relief presenter for BBC News at One, BBC News at Six, BBC News at Ten and BBC Weekend News, and presenting regularly on the BBC News Channel.
Chakrabarti was born in Ealing, London to an Indian Bengali family and was raised in Birmingham, also having spent time in India as a teenager at the Calcutta International School in Kolkata.
Chakrabarti arrived at the University of Oxford in 1984. She completed a degree in English and French from Exeter College, where she graduated in 1988, and also spent a year in France while a student.
In 1994, Chakrabarti became 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 secured her role as 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.
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