Karthi is an experienced and versatile presenter and reporter well known to UK and global audiences for her work in sport over the last ten years.
As a presenter for BBC One’s Ten o’clock News, BBC Breakfast and as a reporter for BBC Sport, Match of the Day and Football Focus, Karthi has covered some of the biggest sports events including the Olympics, World Cup, Champions League, Premier League, Wimbledon, ATP World Tour Finals, the French Open, golf’s The Open and the Ashes. She also presents sports bulletins on BBC Radio5Live and Radio 4.
Karthi has previously presented sports programmes for Sky News, Channel 5 News and Al Jazeera’s Champions League coverage. She also presented “StreetFood” for Al Jazeera’s International News Channel which looked at the effects politics, trade and sport had on Zanzibar’s culture.
Karthi read Classics at Cambridge University but her passion for sports journalism had taken hold while she was still at school, setting up the King Edward’s school newspaper while also working for local radio stations and newspapers.
Karthi’s broadcasting career started in the BBC Sports department. She went on to work as a news correspondent for BBC London News, the BBC’s daily entertainment show, “Liquid News”, and the BBC’s “Politics Show”.
As a host for conferences and live events, Karthi is a friendly and professional presence. A passionate sports fan, Karthi is a golf and tennis enthusiast. She represented Cambridge University at tennis and badminton and is now obsessed with lowering her golf handicap.
In July 2015 and 2016 Karthi reported on the Wimbledon Championships for BBCRadio5Live and presented shows from Wimbledon on 5LiveSportsExtra.
She also hosted 6-Love-6 with John McEnroe, Tim Henman and Mary Pierce on BBCRadio5Live.
Karthi went to the 2016 Rio Olympics to commentate on several sports for BBC Radio 5Live Extra.
In 2017 Karthi will be presenting the news for Premier League Television every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
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