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Reeta Chakrabarti

Reeta Chakrabarti is a BBC News presenter and correspondent. She presents the One, Six and Ten O'Clock News on BBC1 and also reports at home and abroad. She has previously held many prestigious reporting roles within the BBC and spent many years reporting politics from Westminster.

Career Background
Reeta started out as a producer on BBC Radio 4, working on the Today programme, the World at One and PM before becoming a reporter on 5 Live Breakfast. She later became, a general news correspondent for television and radio, and then BBC Community Affairs Correspondent; covering the Stephen Lawrence inquest and inquiry, and home affairs including the Damilola Taylor murder trial.

From 1999, she became Political Correspondent for the BBC, reporting from Westminster on political stories for BBC television and radio. During this time, Reeta covered three general elections with several changes of party leaders, and other notable stories including the cash for honours affair and fronting audience reaction pieces, known as the "Worm", after the election leaders' debates in 2010.

In 2011, Reeta became Education Correspondent, covering changes to university tuition fees, growth in academies and changes to the curriculum amongst many changes as well as reporting on education abroad. Reeta has reported on wider stories affecting society both at home and abroad, including looking at the issues of abortion in Chile and in Poland, the rise of female executives in India, the trafficking of young women from Albania, and the migrant crisis in Europe.

Corporate and Speaking Engagements
Reeta has chaired and hosted many corporate events, including several Education Television Award Dinners at the Royal Television Society, plus conferences on climate change, the criminal justice system, the NHS, and the travel industry.

Reeta Chakrabarti


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