In 1996, Monita Rajpal obtained a B.A.A. (Bachelor of Applied Arts) degree in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson Polytechnic University (now Ryerson University) in Toronto, before moving into television journalism and anchoring on Toronto's Pulse24 news channel. She joined CNN in Atlanta in 2001, before moving to their London news centre in 2004. Rajpal's primary position at CNN in London is hosting CNN Today with Max Foster. She has hosted other CNN programmes such as Design 360 and Global Challenges and hosted a monthly feature show Art of Life which is now cancelled.
Monita Rajpal resides in London.