Mallika Kapur

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Mallika Kapur

Growing up in India in the 1970s and 80s, I would watch a single nightly news bulletin delivered on Doordarshan, the state television channel. That was the only offering. Come the 1990’s, India opened up its economy. In a flash, over a 100 channels beamed into homes across the country. They filled our lives with information. They brought the world to us. It was a wildly exciting time for India and for one child watching the transformation, it kindled a fire. I knew I had to be in the news business.

I’ve been a journalist for 20 years. I began my career with a brief stint at CNBC in New York and in Singapore before moving to CNN International, where I’ve worn many hats in many locations. I’ve been a correspondent, producer, writer and anchor, in London, Mumbai and now Hong Kong.

I cover breaking news, business news and feature stories and work across various platforms – digital, print, broadcast. I’m driven by words and pictures. I’m a keen photographer and take pictures as a hobby and often contribute visuals for my stories.

I was born in Calcutta, India. I studied at Brown University and have a Masters degree in broadcast journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Through several years of living and working in some of world’s major cities, I have a global perspective on the stories I tell – while always keeping an eye on my home, India.

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