From the age of 8, Meenakshi had always wanted to be on TV holding a mike, and as she grew, her dream soon became a passion and she chose Journalism as her subject for graduation in MOP Vaishnav College, Chennai. She worked with The New Indian Express before joining CNN-IBN as a correspondent in Chennai in 2008. She tracks issues related to politics, crime, courts among other things but she enjoys covering politics the most. Meenakshi loves talking (which explains why she's a journalist), reading (no specific genres - will read pretty much everything from chick flicks to classics), travelling and eating (not in this order necessarily). She is also a complete sports freak. Loves cricket and tennis. And if she wasn't a journalist she would have probably been a tennis player or a lawyer - the only other profession where she could survive by just talking.