The institution of media was set up with the notion of making people aware of the crucial aspects that affect one’s livelihood. Some of the key aspects being social, economical, and political. And, as the institution evolved, so did the narrative manner and style in which the news was being presented. While some hung up on the conventional approach, many went on to raise the bar and set standards in anchoring.
Here we present before you a list of the top 10 best female anchors in India.
10. Richa Anirudh
She is a prime time news anchor with IBN7 Hindi news channel. She hosts the award winning talk show, Zindagi Live, which essentially highlights various social issues. She started her career with Doordarshan.
9. Tanvir Gill
The very young and vibrant, Tanvir Gill, is a senior news editor and anchor at ET Now, the leading business channel of the Economic Times.She anchors Market Sense, analyzing global and India specific macro economic trends and ‘closing trades’ that tracks the last hour market action in India. She has even worked with Reuters in New York and London.
8. Harishree Mehta
Having completed her education in Chartered Accountant, Harishree Mehta has sound knowledge and understanding of the stock market. Even while she was working for CNBC-TV18, she was cited as their best, and currently, is working in the business and stock segment on Times Now. Widely regarded as the rising star of journalism in India, she anchors shows like ‘Closing Bell’ and ‘Mid-Cap Radar’.
7. Mini Menon
Renowned for focusing on political economic, and business news on Boomerang TV India, where currently, she is the Executive Editor. She has earned various awards and recognition as a news anchor and journalist. She is best known for her series “Inside India’s best known companies “.
6. Mayanti Langer
Mayanti Langer is a sports journalist and anchors various cricket and football broadcast programmes in India. She started as a guest anchor for a broadcast of FIFA beach football. Following its success, she collaborated with Zee Sports to host Football Café. Later, ties with ESPN witnessed her heading a team of expert panelists, analyzing games. She was also an anchor for Cricket World Cup 2015 for Star Sports.
5. Nidhi Razdan
She is a journalist and the primary news anchor of NDTV 24*7 news show Left, Right & Centre. She is one of the most experienced news anchor of this generation and has covered a variety of news events, hosted a series of show, and is also known to report live from the news scene.
4. Anjana Om Kashyap
Her journalism career kicked off in 2003, with “Aankhon Dekhi” on Doordarshan . Having judged her proficiency in the field, she was called upon soon, by Zee News in 2003, News 24 in 2007, and later Star News, before finally settling as a news presenter for ‘Aaj Tak’ and hosts the daily debate show Halla Bol and audience based election debate show across the country, ‘Rajtilak’ and ‘Dilli ke Dil Mein Kya Hain’.
3. Shaili Chopra
With her masters in Broadcast & Television, an experience in anchoring that spans over 15 years, Shaili Chopra is one of the best journalists ever of India. The founder of SheThePeople.TV and GolfingIndian.com was the prime time anchor for ET Now and NDTV Profit. Her interviews include the likes of Warren Buffet and George Soros, need I say more.
2. Sweta Singh
Sweta Singh is one of the most renowned news presenter/anchor of India. She worked with Zee News and Sahara before finally joining Aaj Tak in 2002, and that tie is intact, to this date. Besides, she has a knack at sports journalism and has won a number of awards in the respective field. She is a graduate in Mass Communications from Patna University.
1. Shereen Bhan
An alma mater of St. Stephen’s College, Shereen Bhan is a news anchor and managing editor of CNBC- TV18. She has been responsible for breaking a range of news stories that have redefined the Indian economic landscape in recent times. Besides, she has also interviewed some of the biggest names in business and politics, both domestic and global. Young Turks, one of India’s longest running show on entrepreneurs, is anchored and edited by her.