Ritu Kapur has been with CNN-IBN since its inception as the Features Editor. She has her fingers in many a pie. Ritu oversees all entertainment, health and technology content and lifestyle shows. Special shows are her forte. Ritu has dabbled with many genres of programming including real life drama shows and docu-dramas.
Ritu is a Stephanian, graduating with a BA in English Honours. She followed that up with a Masters in Mass Communication from the Mass Communication Research Center (MCRC) at Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi.
Ritu loves spending time with her children and her dog Chotu.
Anubha Bhonsle, Series Editor
Anubha has been a journalist for over 12 years, starting her career with The Indian Express, then moving to be part of Miditech, the Zee Group, subsequently joining NDTV where she was part of the political bureau and an anchor. Anubha joined CNN-IBN at inception, as prime-time anchor and Senior Editor. Anubha has spearheaded the Citizen Journalist movement on CNN-IBN.
Anubha is a graduate in Journalism and a post-graduate in social communication. As a Jefferson fellow she researched on America's political history and the role of gender and race. Anubha and her team have been part of many award-winning projects. Her documentaries on Irom Sharmila and Children of Conflict won appreciation internationally, at the New York Film Festival and the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association. The Citizen Journalist Show won the Best News programme award at Indian Television Academy Award 2009 and the best cross platform show at the Asian Television Awards in 2010. Anubha also won the Best News Reporter Award at the Indian News Broadcasting Awards in 2010.
Megha Mamgain, Producer, CJ Show
Megha brings spunk and energy to the citizen journalist show. Starting out as a reporter on the show, she got some endearing and some aggressive CJs to bring out stories with impact. Megha is now driving the show in its Citizen against Corruption avtaar, as its producer. She brings rythm to the show with the CJ anthem.
Srishti Shanker, Producer
Srishti produced the CJ show for the first 4 years of it going on air . Her firm belief is that citizen journalism is the future for news channels. And it is this that drives her to keep the show rolling. Her aim: to make CJ an integral a part of news on CNN-IBN. She is currently working at expanding the scope of the show to make it more inclusive. From being technophobic to taking on managing the CJ website, Srishti likes taking on new challenges.
She has been a TV producer for 10 years now. Srishti joined CNN-IBN when it was launched 5 years ago and is an Associate Executive Producer with the channel. Srishti is a graduate in Journalism and a post-graduate in mass communication.
Akansha Pradeep, Reporter
Akansha's first assignment as a correspondent is reporting for CJ. And its something she truly loves. She joined CNN-IBN after completing her post graduation in journalism from the Indian Institute of Journalism & New Media in Bangalore in 2008. From being a desk editor to reporting, Akansha's experiences so far have been enriching, to say the least. Be it a fight against corruption, fight for your rights or even just an appeal each CJ story gives her an immense sense of satisfaction. Not just that, every story is a fresh challenge that brings Akansha closer to her goal of becoming a true journalist
Piya Hingorani, Reporter
Born a Sindhi, Piya loves her daily dose of papads, and needless to say she's a complete foodie. It only takes only Calcutta's mishti doi to get her on your side! She's always been a dreamer, notorious prankster and broken rules at Loreto House, and nothing changed in Loreto College as well. But she learnt lessons galore and made friends for life, while she was there. Piya's passion for traveling took her to England where she did her masters in Creative and media enterprises.
Piya loves her family, and nothing makes her happier than their smile. Criticism makes Piya stronger. That's why today she's doing things which others said, she possibly never could. Piya is adventurous and loves taking on challenges, which is why the Citizen Journalist show has always excited her. Professionally, I am doing what life taught me in the afternoons of summers, and the evenings of winters. Yes I tell stories for a living and help people in their battle for justice.
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