Reeta Chakrabarti Bio, BBC, Age, Height, Parents, Spouse, Children, Salary, and Net Worth

Who is Reeta Chakrabarti?

British, Journalist, newsreader, and Correspondent, Reeta Chakrabarti, works with BBC where she serves the station as a presenter. She has been working with the station since 1990.

Reeta Chakrabarti
Reeta Chakrabarti

Reeta Chakrabarti Date of Birth / Age

Chakrabarti is approximately 58 years as of 2022 although her exact age is not known as she has managed to keep her date of birth away from the public. However, we will update the information once available.

Reeta Chakrabarti Height

Chakrabarti stands at a height of approximately 5 feet and 6 inches tall.

Reeta Chakrabarti Parents and Siblings

Chakrabarti was born and raised in Birmingham. She manages to keep information regarding her parents, siblings, and extended members of her family away from the limelight. We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.

Reeta Chakrabarti Spouse / Husband

Chakrabarti Chakrabarti is married to Paul Hamilton, Professor of English at Queen Mary University of London.

Reeta Chakrabarti Kids / Children

Details regarding whether or not Chakrabarti has any children are not available to the public at the moment. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.

Reeta Chakrabarti Education

Chakrabarti studied English and French at Exeter College, Oxford, from 1984 to 1988, including a year in France.

Reeta Chakrabarti Career

Chakrabarti started as a producer on BBC Radio 4, working on the Today program, The World at One, and PM before becoming a reporter on 5 Live Breakfast, in which she covered the French presidential elections, and the Dunblane massacre. In 1992, she 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. She also covered home affairs including the Damilola Taylor murder trial and Health.

As a Political Correspondent at Westminster from 1999 she appeared on both television and radio, reporting on political stories for BBC1, BBC2, the BBC News Channel, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live. During this time Reeta covered three General Elections, several changes of party leaders, with other notable stories including the Cash for Honours affair and MPs’ expenses. Occasionally she presented real-time audience reactions to debates.

In 2010 she became an Education Correspondent and covered changes to university tuition fees, the introduction of free schools, growth in academies and changes to exams and the curriculum. From South Korea, in 2013, she reported on why East Asian pupils had better results than those from Britain in international league tables.

She has reported on social matters, with stories relating to adoption, poverty, and social mobility in the UK. Abroad, in 2013 she reported on the success of women bankers in India, and why the pace of life in Denmark is healthier than that in the UK. She reported from a ship in the Mediterranean on the European migrant crisis in 2016 and 2017. Other reports have included looking at the issues of abortion in Chile in 2016, where she interviewed the then President, Michelle Bachelet, and also in Poland, where there were protests against the tightening of abortion laws.

During 2017 and 2018, she reported three times on the Rohingya crisis from Bangladesh and Myanmar, and anchored the BBC’s coverage of the 70th anniversary of the Partition of India and Pakistan in 2017. She was part of the studio team for the 2019 General Election, and the 2020 US Presidential Election. She was also a key part of the BBC’s news coverage of Covid during the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021. In March 2022 Reeta was the main BBC presenter in Lviv in western Ukraine, anchoring the news bulletins ten days after the Russian invasion. In April 2022 she 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.


Chakrabarti works with BBC where she serves alongside her fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Martine Croxall
  2. Fiona Bruce
  3. Tina Daheley
  4. Victoria Derbyshire
  5. Huw Edwards
  6. Christian Fraser
  7. Joanna Gosling
  8. Jane Hill
  9. Geeta Guru-Murthy
  10. Mishal Husain
  11. Faisal Islam
  12. Roger Johnson
  13. Stephen Sackur
  14. Lyse Doucet
  15. Yalda Hakim
  16. Ben Brown
  17. Jon Sopel
  18. George Alagiah
  19. Emma Barnett 
  20. Marcella Whittingdale

How Much Does Reeta Chakrabarti Earn?

Chakrabarti earns an annual salary that ranges from $100,000-$500,000.

How Much is Reeta Chakrabarti Worth?

As a journalist, Chakrabarti has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.

Reeta Chakrabarti Awards and Honours

Chakrabarti was named an honorary fellow of Exeter College, Oxford in 2018. She was also made an honorary Doctor of Letters by York St John University in 2018, and became the chancellor of York St John University in 2019 and an honorary fellow of University College, London in 2019. She is also an honorary fellow of the University of East London.

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