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Best Female News Anchors In India Who Revolutionized Journalism

We all know that news is everything about current events. Previously, everything that would happen all over the world would be conveyed only through newspapers. Later on, with the telegraph system, global communication was made much easier. With the invention of radio and TV, the news media also got revolutionized.

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News anchors are the main reason behind watching news channels. These news anchors are always expected to be unbiased who will just show you the facts and figures. Being a journalist is a huge responsibility as they’re supposed to be on the side of right stats and truth. Here are the names of the best female news anchors in India.

Anjana Om Kashyap

Anjana Kashyap is from Jhansi and is the executive director and editor of Aaj Tak. She began her career in journalism with Doordarshan and later on moved to Zee News.

In the year 2007, she joined Aaj Tak. From there she started off with her career in news anchoring. It is worth praising her excellence but she is criticised for her biased anchoring and is also said to report only in favor of right ideology.


She also was trolled during her rude behavior at the neonatal ICU at a Bihar hospital during the encephalitis outbreak.

Shweta Singh

Shweta Singh was born and brought up in Bihar and she is also a revered anchor. She is also a senior executive editor at the top news channel, Aaj Tak.

Sweta Singh - Indian journalist

Photo: Sweta Singh (Twitter)

She actively works in the field of reporting and she has been doing this since the first year of graduation. Before starting her career with Aaj Tak, she was a part of Sahara and Zee News.

This is really amazing to note her humble nature that she kept herself grounded even after working for more than 20 years in this field.

Richa Anirudh

Richa Anirudh is one of the sweetest hosts that a talkshow can ever have. She does the show Zindgi Live on IBN7. She has a special way of getting connected emotionally with the people who come to her show as guests.

The way she listens to their stories is something that is totally unique about her. She began her journalism career with Zee News and then joined IBN7.


Presently she owns her YouTube channel that is called Zindagi with Richa. Her Twitter bio reads ‘Trying to be human’ but she has already proved that Humanity is above everything.

Nidhi Razdan

Nidhi Razdan is the host of the NDTV news show Left Right & Centre. She had graduated from Lady Shree Ram College, New Delhi and joined NDTV in 1999.

Currently, she is the chief executive editor of NDTV. She has covered the widest range of topics from social stories to political stories. However, Nidhi’s reporting seems to be slightly inclined to the Left as she has been often seen criticizing the BJP government.

Nidhi Razdan - Indian journalist

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Her interviewing rights were questioned when she interviewed the Prime Minister of Norway and said that Norway could be a mediator between India and Pakistan!

Shaili Chopra

Shaili Chopra is the founder of SheThePeople, which was TV-India’s first-ever platform for the most interesting stories on women.

She had worked with ETNow and NDTV Profit before joining TV-India and she has also covered events like WEF@Davos, G-20 and you’ll be rather amazed to know that she was one of those reporters who reported live from outside the Taj Hotel during the attacks of 26/11.

Shaili Chopra - Indian business journalist

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She won the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Business Journalism.

Madhu Trehan

She is the founder editor of India Today’s news magazine. Madhu Trehan began her career by working with the press department of the UN (United Nations).

Madhu Trehan - Indian journalist

Photo: Madhu Trehan (Twitter)

She later on gave up the stewardship of the company to her brother in the year 1977. Later, in 1986, she anchored and produced Newstrack, India’s first video magazine. She also happens to be one of the main founders of Newslaundry.

Shereen Bhan

Shereen Ban is almost synonymous with economic and corporate news in India. She started her career as a researcher with Infotainment television and presently she is the Managing Director of CNBC-TV18.

She has had an 18 year long career and in her career, she has anchored and produced several memorable shows like India Business Hour, Young Turks, the Nation’s Business and many more.

Shereen Bhan - Indian journalist

Photo: Shereen Bhan (YouTube)

In 2005, she received the FICCI Woman of the Year Award and soon became one of the youngest global leaders of 2009.

Barkha Dutt

She is not only one of the most well-known female news anchors of India but is also a Padma Shree awardee. Barkha Dutt is an owner of Mojo, which is a news channel that she founded in 2017. For the last 2 decades, she is a well-known face of NDTV.

Barkha Dutt - Indian television journalist

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She did her Masters in Journalism from Columbia University. Barkha Dutt is undoubtedly one of the most courageous journalists India ever had. The world remembers her courageous feats during the Kargil War and the 2008 Mumbai terror attack. She covered live from the Hotel Taj!

Tanvir Gill

Having graduated from Jesus and Mary College and having completed her MBA in Finance from Delhi University, Tanvir Gill is one of the fieriest anchors on CNBC International.

Tanvir Gill - News anchor

Photo: Twitter (Tanvir Gill)

She is also the co-anchor of Street Signs Asia. She is one of the leading business reports who interviewed some of the biggies like Gopichanda Hinduja, Howard Marks, Warren Buffet, Ray Dalio, Raghuram Rajan and the list is long.

Meenaka Doshi

Meenaka Doshi hails from Mumbai and she is an economics graduate from the St. Xavier’s College. She began her career in journalism as Feature reporter on Indian Business Report on TV18 in the year 1996. Later on she worked for more than 20 years as executive editor on CNBC-TV18.

Menaka Doshi

Photo: Menaka Doshi (Twitter)

Currently she works as Managing Editor at Bloomberg Quint from the year 2016. She is a finance and business reporter and has interviewed big shots like Gautam Singhania, Kishore Biyani and several other investors and founders.

So, these are the names of the top 10 female news anchors of India who have revolutionized the world of journalism and reporting.

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