9/11                                                            WAR IN IRAQ                            

WAR IN AFGHANISTAN                          2004 TSUNAMI                         

 MUMBAI ATTACKS                                      LONDON OLYMPICS

DEATH OF YASSER ARAFAT                      LIVE EARTH                              

DEATH OF POPE JOHN PAUL II               ARAB SPRING                           

LONDON BOMBINGS 7/7                             ROYAL WEDDING (U.K.)      

US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS                DEATH OF NELSON MANDELA

UK GENERAL ELECTIONS                          FLIGHT MH370 & MH17      

SADDAM HUSSEIN TRIAL                          OSCAR PISTORIOUS TRIAL

CHILEAN MINERS RESCUE                       LONDON OLYMPICS

                                                 





ANCHOR, CITYPULSE AT 6pm & 11pm WEEKEND EDITION

              REPORTER FOR CITYPULSE AT 6pm & 11pm

REPORTER/ANCHOR AT CITYTV & CP24

TORONTO

1998-2001


ANCHOR AT CNN INTERNATIONAL 

2001-2014

"We get inspired by things we see or hear, things we encounter & experience. But then there are moments when those things run out, when you have nothing & you're tapped out. That is the best place you could ever be because now the only thing you have is intuition."
As told to me by award winning producer & musician,Pharrell Williams





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​​​​MONITA RAJPAL

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MICHAEL KORS                      MARIO TESTINO                 I.M. PEI       


Monita Rajpal is an independent journalist with twenty years experience in television as an on air reporter and anchor, first in Canada and then until recently, Rajpal was working for CNN International where in her 14 years with the network she had been based in Atlanta, London, and Hong Kong.
Monita has been part of award-winning coverage anchoring some of the biggest stories of the last two decades including 9/11, the war in Afghanistan, the Asian Tsunami, the London bombings, the death of Pope John Paul II, the war in Iraq, President Obama’s historic election, the trial of Saddam Hussein, the Arab Spring, Britain’s Royal Wedding, the London Olympics, and the search for flight MH370. In her time at CNN she anchored the network’s flagship breakfast show in London and CNN’s prime time news programme in Hong Kong.
Described as a “true talent” by Grammy Award winning artist and producer Pharell Williams and “brilliant” by Tom Ford, Rajpal has interviewed numerous celebrities and newsmakers, including Mikhael Gorbachev, Benjamin Netanyahu, the late Benazir Bhutto, Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan, former Israeli Prime Ministers Shimon Peres and Ehud Barak, as well as Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto. She also specialized in the business of the luxury industry, hosting a series of programs where she interviewed the CEOs of LVMH, Kering, Cartier, Chopard, Tag Heuer, Salvatore Ferragamo, Boucheron, amongst others.
Rajpal hosted her own talk show ‘Talk Asia with Monita Rajpal’ where she interviewed the biggest names in politics, fashion, sport, music, film, design, and more such as Stella McCartney, Roger Federer, Manchester City Captain Vincent Kompany, Cate Blanchett, mining magnate Andrew Forrest, boxing legend George Foreman, the acclaimed architects Cecil Balmond and Thomas Heatherwick, to name just a few.
Monita has reported from and hosted shows around the world including the Academy Awards in Hollywood, Great Wall of China, Kazakhstan, Havana, London’s Westminster Abbey, Kuala Lumpur, Rajasthan India, St. Petersburg Russia, Berlin, Paris, and Milan
Rajpal has worked with MTV hosting their World Aids Day special called Staying Alive and has moderated discussions at the Family Planning Summit hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Sustainable Fashion Summit in Copenhagen, and the Eurasia Media Forum in Kazakhstan.

Monita began her reporting and anchoring career at CityTV in Toronto, Canada.


Monita Rajpal currently lives in Wiltshire, England with her husband and son.

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   MODERATOR, ASIA HOTEL & TOURISM  INVESTMENT CONFERENCE, SRI LANKA

   M​ODERATOR, EURASIA MEDIA FORUM, KAZAKHSTAN

         MODERATOR, PATA (PACIFIC ASIA TRAVEL ASSOCIATION), THAILAND​



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