"All of the winners are incredibly deserving"
BBC newsreader Naga Munchetty became a winner as she attended the star-studded Ethnicity Awards 2021.
The ceremony was held at Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square in London on the evening of November 12, 2021.
The annual Ethnicity Awards, held in association with sponsors HSBC UK was hosted by ITV News presenter Charlene White.
The event took place against the backdrop of a race storm engulfing British cricket.
Celebrities and public figures, recognised as advocates who are working to progress equality, were honoured with accolades.
Sponsored by Burberry, Naga Munchetty, who recently made a powerful Panorama documentary about race, won the ‘Presenter, Journalist or Host Award’.
Naga was shortlisted for the award alongside Nish Kumar and Romesh Ranganathan amongst others.
Everyone, give a big round of applause to the very deserving ? Naga Munchetty ? who is taking home @Burberry Presenter, Journalist or Host Award at this year's #EthnicityAwards pic.twitter.com/gAuiGIAXln
— Ethnicity Awards / Investing in Ethnicity (@EthnicityInvest) November 12, 2021
Other winners on the night included London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, who won the Politician of the Year award.
The former Labour MP joined the ceremony via video link from COP26 in Glasgow.
Before the annual awards ceremony began, Naga was seen in a deeply plunging, black gown as she posed for pictures on the red carpet.
Naga’s low-cut wrap-style gown also boasted a thigh slit that flashed her legs.
The BBC Breakfast presenter completed her glamorous look with a full face of makeup including red lipstick and black eyeshadow.
Sarah Garret MBE, the Founder of the Ethnicity Awards said:
“The 2021 Ethnicity Awards have taken place against a race storm that has engulfed cricket and the end of a very poignant year.
“The events at Yorkshire Cricket Club show why Black and minority ethnic people, who are using their platform to make a difference and promote equality for all, deserve to be recognised and that is why the Ethnicity Awards remain as important as ever.
“All of the winners are incredibly deserving and it has been wonderful to recognise some of our true national treasures like Moria, Leigh-Anne and Naga.”
Journalist Moira Stewart was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock took home the Media Progress Moment award for her BBC documentary Race, Pop and Power.
Naga is a British television presenter, newsreader and journalist.
The news presenter is recognised for criticising former US President Donald Trump for perceived racism in September 2019.
Naga Munchetty was ruled to have breached the BBC’s guidelines.
However, the Director-General of the BBC Tony Hall overturned the decision after looking into it personally on September 30, 2019.