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Top 9 Female Journalists of India

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Top 9 Female Journalists of India

Top 9 Female Journalists of India

NIMCJ proffers research-based and up to date mass communication and journalism courses in Ahmedabad making it one of the best journalism colleges in India. This Gujarat University affiliated university has its patrons in major news agencies, media agencies and as independent journalists and writers across the world.

NIMCJ believes in gender equality and equality in opportunity, and they have successfully given some of the best female journalists in India. In this blog, we list out the famous female journalists of India, just out of gratitude and pride.  


1. Anjana Om Kashyap

Anjana Om Kashyap started her journalism career in 2003 with Doordarshan. In 2003 itself, she joined Zee News and worked there for about five years before joining News 24 in 2007. She then also has worked with Star News and Aaj Tak. She is best known for her talk show Halla Boll and Special Report on Aaj Tak.


2. Avantika Singh

Starting out in 2002, she spent several years building a good career in journalism she has been an accomplished prime time news anchor, an enthusiastic field reporter. And, also a TV producer for national and international shows. As an anchor, she has covered the 2004-08 US presidential elections, 2005 London blasts, Mumbai terror attacks, 2009 general elections, and the 2009 Lok Sabha elections.


3. Mayanti Langer

Married to Indian cricketer Binny Stuart. She is an Indian journalist tied with STAR and generally works for Star Sports Network. She has anchored many tournaments like Football Cafe on Zee Sports, 2010 FIFA World Cup broadcast on ESPN, 2010 Commonwealth Games, 2011 Cricket World Cup, 2014 Indian Super League, 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup and 2018 Indian Premier League. She is currently considered as one of the leading prominent female sports journalists of India.


4. Gauri Lankesh

The late Gauri Lankesh was a prominent Indian journalist-turned-activist from Bangalore, Karnataka. She was an editor in Lankesh Patrike, a Kannada weekly that had been started by her father P. Lankesh. Her untimely death occurred on 5 September 2017,  she was shot to death by unknown assailants outside her home in Rajarajeshwari Nagar. During that time, Gauri was known for being a critic of right-wing Hindu extremism. She was posthumously honored with Anna Politkovskaya Award for speaking against right-wing Hindu extremism, campaigning for women's rights and opposing caste-based discrimination.


5. Shweta Singh

Shweta began her career while being a first-year graduate student at Patna University. She has many bylines to her name in Times of India, Patna and Hindustan Times. She has been with Zee News and Sahara, before joining Aaj Tak in 2002. Her talk show Sourav ka Sixer won the award for best sports programme by Sports Journalism Federation of India (SJFI) in the year 2005. She has also made appearances in Bollywood movie Chakravyuh as an Aaj Tak news presenter.


6. Shaili Chopra

She is an Indian business journalist, entrepreneur, and author. She is the founder of SheThePeople.TV, which is a platform to empower women with stories of role models and inspiring women. As a business journalist, she is associated with NDTV-profit and ETNOW and has won the 2012 Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Business Journalism, The best English language reporter in 2007 and many other awards. She then switched to being an entrepreneur and has written four books since.


7. Sagarika Ghose

Sagarika Ghose an anchor, journalist, and author, is also a columnist. She has been a journalist since 1991 and has associated with The TOI, Outlook and The Indian Express. She was also the deputy editor and a prime time anchor on the popular news network CNN-IBN. She has won several awards in journalism and has authored two novels as well as written the best selling biography of Indira Gandhi, "Indira, India's Most Powerful Prime Minister." She has recently published a new book, 'Why I Am A Liberal. A Manifesto For Indians Who Believe in Individual Freedom.’


8. Shereen Bhan

She is one of the best female journalists in India. She graduated from St. Stephen's College, Delhi with a degree in Philosophy and a master's in Communication Studies from the University of Pune, with film and television as her area of specialization. She has an experience of 15 years, of which 14 were spent in tracking corporate, policy news and events that defined the business landscape in India. She began her career working as news-researcher for Karan Thapar’s production house Infotainment Television.


9. Rubika Liyaquat

After her famous stint at Live India, she joined News 24 in 2008. It was her role as an Anchor at ZEE News where she rose to fame as a television anchor. She has completed her education in Bachelors in Mass Media from the University of Mumbai.


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27 Feb 2019

PPost by : NIMCJ