Top 10 News Anchors in India
A vibrant speaker, a good presenter and a fair honest and unbiased portrayer of facts are the some of the many traits desired in a good news anchor. India is lucky in that sense as it has a number of good news channels and anchors. Some of them just like to be the best news anchors in India. Though India has news channels in various languages but in this list of Top 10 News Anchors in India I have included Hindi and English language anchors only. This is the list of Top 10 News Anchors in India.
Top 10 News Anchors in India
The senior executive editor at NDTV India. Ravish is a writer and journalist, also the host of a weekday show Hum Log and Ravish Ki Report. A recipient of the prestigious Ramnath Goenka excellence in Journalism award, Kumar did extensive interviews during 2014 Lok sabha elections showing those areas which are not covered in TV news. He is also known to deliver the most iconic speech in the history of the television recently. His show Primetime is the most watched news show in India. He is undisputedly best news anchor in India.
“Yes, I am anti-national because I believe…” expressing his distress when article 19 of the constitution was spelled out, Rajdeep is a consulting editor at India Today and the host of Headlines Today.
Bagging prestigious awards such as Ramnath Goenka excellence In journalism award, Padma Shri and international Broadcasters award for Gujarat riots coverage in 2002. Recent action was him being manhandled at New York. Rajdeep is highlighted due to his remarks and micro-tweeting.
A lady pioneer, Barkha Dutt had quite a limelight chasing her from time to time. She caught India’s attention in the interview with Captain Vikram Batra during Kargil dispute in 1999. She started her career with NDTV and currently a consulting editor with them. Barkha was continuously questioned with her reports during 26/11 Mumbai attack. Another highlight was her questionable conversation recordings with Nira Radia in Radio tape controversy, thus she becoming the face of the controversy. A recipient of Padma Shri for her coverage of 2004 tsunami, Also her Sunday talk show bagged ITA award for Best Talk Show 5 times in a row.
Known for his attitude and noise full shows, Arnab is currently the editor-in-chief and anchor of Times Now & ET Now. His most celebrated show – the Newshour is a live debate anchored by him. Also, he hosts Frankly Speaking with Arnab where many celebs such as Hillary Clinton, Benazir Bhutto etc. Arnab’s some of the most commendable works involves the interview of over 200 politicians and analysts during Trust Vote in 2008 with 26 hours of live anchoring. Also, his reports of 65hours 26/11 Mumbai attacks is plausible. Recently he was targeted for accusing Kanhaiya and his fellow mates from JNU as anti-nations.
5. Karan Thapar
Indian commentator and interview, Karan Thapar earlier hosted The Devil’s Advocate and The Last Word. Starting his career with The Times in Laos, Nigeria currently hosts To The Point and Nothing But the Truth in Headlines Today. He is eminent for his agitated interview style. Along with many recognitions, he also has achieved the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism award.
6. Rahul Kanwal
being the youngest person to head a news channel, Rahul is the face which launches lots of debates every evening. Working in Aaj Tak, the Newsroom debates on the hottest story. Recently he unearthed the real video regarding the JNU conflicts.
7. Punya Prasun Bajpai
a well-known face in print media is an anchor as well as the executive editor at Aaj Tak and hosts “das Tak”. Having an experience of 20 years in electronic media, he was also referred as one of the most active Indian journalists on twitter. He got high appraisals for his work during the terrorist attack on parliament in Dec’ 01 for anchoring live for 5 hours. He is also a recipient of Ramnath Goenka award.
8. Abhigyan Prakash
Executive editor at NDTV India and a senior journalist at NDTV, Prakash along with Ravish Kumar is known for his exclusive reports regarding the farmer suicides and sympathetic conditions related. While the entire nation was debating on panel discussions, these true journalists traveled to rural places and showed the true story. He also happened to be one of the jury members of Press Council of India awards for excellence in Journalism awarded to deserving journalists.
9. Prannoy Roy
the man behind the gems from NDTV, Prannoy Roy is also a journalist and a media personality. Along with his journalist wife, he started New Delhi Television with TV coverage of India’s general elections. Bihar’s polls confusion was a setback to his initiative. he was rewarded with TV personality of the millennium.
10. Nidhi Kulpati
beginning her career with Newstrack, Nidhi is a known subtle face who anchors in NDTV.
She doesn’t like debates as she isn’t aggressive much. She updates herself regularly & has her own way of connecting with viewers.