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Parent companyNetwork 18
Country of originIndia
Headquarters locationMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Key peoplePalki Sharma Upadhyay
(Managing Editor)

Firstpost is an Indian news website owned by Reliance Industries, which also runs CNN-News18 and CNBC-TV18.

The Network 18 group was originally owned by Raghav Bahl. In January 2012, the group received an investment from Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries through a rights issue of up to 2,700 crore.[1]


In May 2013, the news group was merged with the Indian edition of Forbes India whose four top editorial heads, including editor in chief Indrajit Gupta, were dismissed.[2][3] The event led to a media furor.[4] Thereafter on 31 May 2013, Firstpost took over a satirical website for an undisclosed amount.[5]

As of April 2020, Jaideep Giridhar is the executive editor of Firstpost in Mumbai, while Sanjay Singh is the deputy executive editor.[6]

On 26 January 2023, the prime-time show Vantage was launched, hosted by managing editor Palki Sharma, formerly of WION.[7]


  1. ^ "Reliance enters media by opening purse strings for Network18". The Indian Express. 4 January 2012. Archived from the original on 12 January 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  2. ^ Menon, Meena (9 June 2013). "'Forbes India' editors sacked for demanding stock ownership". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 6 January 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Why Forbes' editors in India were sacked". Rediff. Archived from the original on 11 January 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  4. ^ Aravind, Indulekha (16 November 2013). "No country for good journalists?". Business Standard. Archived from the original on 26 February 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Firstpost buys current affairs satire portal". Hindustan Times. 31 May 2013. Archived from the original on 7 February 2020. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  6. ^ "About Firstpost - Firstpost". Firstpost. Archived from the original on 31 August 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  7. ^ Srikanth, Swarna. "Palki Sharma's Vantage - Changing geopolitical landscape through the Indian lens". Free Press Journal. Retrieved 13 February 2023.

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