Sudhir Chaudhary (journalist)
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Chaudhary in 2016
|Alma mater||Delhi University|
Indian Institute of Mass Communication
|Occupation||Journalist, news anchor, editor|
|Known for||Anchoring popular prime time show 'Daily News & Analysis'|
|Awards||Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism in the "Hindi broadcast" category for 2013|
Sudhir Chaudhary is an Indian journalist. He serves as the editor-in-chief of Hindi news channel Zee News. In April 2017, he was chosen as the editor-in-chief of English news channel World is One News, and business channel Zee Business by Zee Media Corporation Limited.
Chaudhary has been working in the television news industry since the 1990s.
In 2003, he left Zee News. He was instrumental in the launch of Sahara Samay, the Hindi news channel of the Sahara group. He also joined India TV for a brief time. Next he joined Live India as editor-in-chief. In 2012 he rejoined Zee News, where he hosts the news show Daily News & Analysis (DNA).
In November 2012, Chaudhary was arrested, alongside his colleague, Sameer Ahluwalia on charges of extortion. This followed a complaint that had been filed by Congress MP and businessman, Naveen Jindal. Jindal had alleged that the two journalists had tried to extort Rs. 100 Crore worth of advertisements from his company in exchange for dropping stories that linked the Jindal Group with the Coalgate scam. The two were sent to 14-day judicial custody and were ultimately released on bail. The Broadcast Editors Association suspended Chaudhary as its Treasurer in the wake of these charges. Having scrutinised video footage from the incident, it determined that Chaudhary had acted in a manner prejudicial to the interests and objectives of the Association. In July 2016, the Supreme Court ordered Chaudhary and Ahluwalia to provide voice samples to the investigating agencies to further the investigation. In July 2018, the Jindal Group wrote to the investigating agencies requesting them to withdraw the allegations against the journalists and file a closure report in the case.
Chaudhary won a Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism in the "Hindi broadcast" category for 2013. He won the award for his interview with the friend of the Delhi December 16 gang-rape victim.
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