Rajdeep Sardesai

rajdeep_sardesaiRajdeep Sardesai (born 24 May 1965) is an Indian journalist, political commentator and news presenter. Sardesai is the Editor-in-Chief of IBN18 Network, that includes CNN-IBN, IBN-7 and IBN-Lokmat.

Rajdeep Sardesai was born in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, to a Goan father, the former Indian Test cricketer Dilip Sardesai, and a Gujarati mother, Nandini Sardesai, an activist in Mumbai and former head of the Department of Sociology at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.

He completed his schooling up to ICSE from the Campion School in Mumbai, did two years of ISC in the Cathedral School, Mumbai, and completed a bachelor’s course in Economics from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. He then went to University College, Oxford, getting the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Bachelor of Civil Law.[1] He also represented Oxford University Cricket Club in county cricket and played 7 matches for them as a batsman in the English summer of 1987.

Rajdeep Sardesai entered television journalism in 1994 as Political Editor of New Delhi Television (NDTV). He later quit NDTV to start his own company, Global Broadcast News (GBN), in collaboration with the American giant CNN and Raghav Bahl’s TV18. The latter broadcasts the Indian Edition of CNBC called CNBC-TV18, the Hindi consumer channel, CNBC Awaaz and an international channel, SAW. The new channel with Sardesai as the Editor-in-Chief has been named CNN-IBN. It went on air on 17 December 2005. Channel 7 has also come under this umbrella after Sardesai’s company bought a 46 percent stake in the channel. Channel 7 has since been renamed IBN-7. Sardesai has won several national and international awards for his journalism.[citation needed]

Rajdeep Sardesai is the former President of Editors Guild of India. He is also a member of the Population Council funded by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, which has its roots in the discredited eugenics movement. He writes columns for leading English dailies like Hindustan Times.

He is married to Sagarika Ghose, a journalist and fellow senior editor and anchor at CNN-IBN, since 1994. They have two children, son Ishan and daughter Tarini.

The Urdu Press Club of India awarded Rajdeep with the Jasarat Award in 2003 for covering Gujarat riots.

Born   :                      24 May 1965 (age 47) Gujarat, India
Nationality :         Indian
Education   :          St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai ,University College, Oxford
Occupation :         News Anchor & Editor-in-chief of IBN18 Network
Years active :        1994 – present
Popular Shows:    India at 9 Prime Time Show
Spouse:                      Sagarika Ghose
Children:                 Ishan , Tarini

Source of this information: Wikipedia


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