Nikhil Deogun

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Nikhil Deogun
Assam, India
NationalityIndian American
EducationThe Doon School
Muskingum University
University of Missouri
Years active1993–present
Known forManaging editor, CNBC
Deputy managing editor, The Wall Street Journal

Nikhil "Nik" Deogun is an Indian-born American journalist, and the former managing editor of CNBC.[1] Prior to joining CNBC in 2010, Deogun was the deputy managing editor at The Wall Street Journal.[2][3]


Deogun was born in Assam, India, and completed his schooling at The Doon School in Dehradun.[4] After leaving Doon in 1987, he went to Muskingum University for a bachelor's degree in economics and English, followed by a master's degree in journalism from University of Missouri, graduating in 1993.[5][6]


In 1994, Deogun got his first job as a staff reporter at the Atlanta bureau of The Wall Street Journal, and then moved to the paper's New York City bureau in 1999.[7] He remained at WSJ for 15 years and later became the paper's deputy managing editor.[8][9] In 2010, he joined CNBC as editor-in-chief of business news programming, and a year later was appointed the senior vice president of the channel.[10][7] In October 2018, Deogun left CNBC to become the CEO of the Americas at Brunswick Group, a corporate advisory firm.[11][2]


  1. ^ Stelter, Brian (December 14, 2009). "WSJ's Deogun Leaving for CNBC". The New York Times.
  2. ^ a b Steinberg, Brian (September 13, 2018). "Nik Deogun to Depart CNBC; Satpal Brainch to Oversee Business News Operations". Variety.
  3. ^ Stelter, Brian (August 14, 2011). "Market Ills Give CNBC a Bounce". The New York Times.
  4. ^ "Nikhil Deogun of WSJ will be CNBC's new managing editor – Indian Express".
  5. ^ "Nik Deogun".
  6. ^ "Distinguished alumni address 2012 graduates". Muskingum University.
  7. ^ a b "Jeremy Pink leaving CNBC; Nik Deogun promoted to Senior Vice President".
  8. ^ "Indian American is new foreign editor at WSJ". Hindustan Times. June 20, 2008.
  9. ^ "Nikhil Deogun | Aspen Ideas". Aspen Ideas Festival.
  10. ^ "Nik Deogun To Be CNBC's New Managing Editor". HuffPost India. March 18, 2010.
  11. ^ "Brunswick hires CNBC's Nikhil Deogun as Americas CEO | PR Week".

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