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Naga Munchetty replaces Susanna Reid on BBC Breakfast

The BBC today announced that Naga Munchetty is to join the family of presenters who fronts its flagship morning news programme, BBC Breakfast.

Naga joins Bill Turnbull, Louise Minchin and Charlie Stayt to host the breakfast programme, which broadcasts daily from 6am on BBC One and the BBC News Channel.

The position was left vacant by Susanna Reid in February, who joined ITV to fronts its new breakfast show, Good Morning Britain.

Broadcasting from the BBC Breakfast studio at MediaCityUK in Salford, Bill and Louise continue to present from Monday to Wednesday with Naga presenting alongside Charlie from Thursday to Saturday.

Bringing audiences the latest sport, business and weather, Steph McGovern continues as business presenter whilst Sally Nugent and Mike Bushell front the sport news and Carol Kirkwood delivers the weather forecast.

“I’m so happy to be joining such a successful, popular programme,” said Naga.

“It’s a real privilege to be on a team which is a big part of the morning routine for millions of viewers in the UK. I’m thrilled that I’ll have my own seat on that famous red sofa.”

Naga is also a regular face on BBC World News. She started her career as a financial journalist working on the London Evening Standard and The Observer before moving in to television with jobs at CNBC, Bloomberg and Channel 4. She joined the BBC in 2008 as a presenter on BBC Two’s Working Lunch.

On welcoming Naga to the team, BBC Breakfast Editor Adam Bullimore said: “I’m really delighted Naga is joining the programme full time. She’s already a familiar face to our viewers and very popular with the team. She has bags of journalistic experience and personality and is a fantastic addition to our regular team of presenters.”

• Updated Monday 14 July 2014