Monita Rajpal Biography
Monita Rajpal is a Canadian journalist. She is a former news presenter for Citytv and CNN International.
How old is Monita Rajpal? – Age
Monita was born on February 20, 1974 in Hong Kong. She is 46 years old as of year 2020.
Monita Rajpal Family
Rajpal was born by a Chinese mother of Indian origin and an Indian father. Her maternal grandfather moved from Punjab to Shanghai at 16 years old. Her mother was raised in Shanghai and became an electronics company executive. Rajpal is Sikh and has a brother. They migrated from Hong Kong at the age of 14 to North York in Toronto, Canada.
Monita Rajpal marriage- Husband
Rajpal is married. She resides in Wiltshire in South west England with her husband known as Pedro Pinto and their son. She blogs on her news and lifestyle blog, The citrine Room.
Monita Rajpal Career
Rajpal with a degree in radio and television arts in 1996, she started a six- month contract to be a receptionist at ChumCity. She responded to phone calls and led visitors on building tours. On the final day of her contract, Stephen Hurlbut, the vice president of programming, requested that she continue working for several weeks to conduct research. Rajpal became Hurlbut’s assistant at CP24 as the channel was being launched in 1997.
Rajpal later became a reporter and anchor for CP24 and Citytv, where she reported on stories for the “Primetime nightly news” such as federal elections, teacher strikes, and homelessness Toronto.
While situated in his Toronto hotel room in February 2001, a CNN executive was browsing through the television channels and saw Rajpal. He extended an Atlanta-based CNN International anchor position to Rajpal, who accepted and started working at CNN in 2001.She worked about 12 hours daily at the CNN center, reading news publications like The Economist and The New Yorker.
While based in Atlanta, she had interviewed Ehud Barak, a former prime minister of Israel; Andre`s Pastrana Arango, the then- president of Colombia ; and Moses Blah, who had just taken office as president of Liberia. She covered news stories about the war on terror, Catholic church sexual abuse cases, Liberian strife, former American president Jimmy Carter’s visit to Cuba, and presidential elections in France.
Rajpal moved to London in late 2004 where she anchored the European edition of CNN Today and the art Programme Art of Life. In 2010, Rajpal hosted the CNN art culture programme lcon. In 2011, she co-anchored World one a daily CNN International news programme while based in London.
In late 2012, Rajpal moved from London to Hong Kong. She hosted two shows that had their first broadcasts at the beginning of 2013: CNN Newscenter and TalkAsia. CNN Newscenter is a news programme that discusses international headlines, while TalkAsia is a weekly programme that interviews an internationally known person for 30 minutes. Notable people she has interviewed for CNN include Mikhail Gorbachev, Vicente Fox, Al Gore, Tom Ford, and I.M. Pei. Rajpal left CNN on 4 July 2014.
Monita Rajpal Net worth
Monita has a net worth of $ 15 million.