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 Radio2’s The Chris Evans Breakfast Show, BBC Radio4’s Today programme 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 Cups, Champions League, Premier League, Wimbledon, US Open, French Open, ATP World Tour Finals, the Ryder Cup ,The Open and the Ashes.
She also hosts shows for Classic FM and presents live performances for the Royal Opera House.
Karthi has previously presented sports programmes for Sky News, Channel 5 News and co-hosted 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.
Karthi reports on the Wimbledon Championships for BBCRadio5Live and presents shows from Wimbledon on 5LiveSportsExtra.
She also hosted 6-Love-6 with John McEnroe, Tim Henman and Mary Pierce on BBCRadio5Live.
In 2014 Karthi started presenting shows for Premier League Television including Premier League News, Premier League Today and Fanzone.
Karthi went to the 2016 Rio Olympics to be a commentator on several sports for BBC Radio5Live.
Karthi continues to present on Classic FM with her series Perfect Pitch, which explores the links between sport and classical music. She has featured guests including Sir Andy Murray and Shane Warne.
In the summer of 2018 and 2019 Karthi anchored Amazon Prime’s US Open coverage for the UK and presented Amazon’s football coverage in December 2019.
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