Sunetra Choudhury

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Sunetra Choudhury is a journalist and anchor with the Indian news channel NDTV 24x7.[1] Her career started with The Indian Express in 1999. Then became the deputy chief reporter there. Later in 2002, she began her TV career with Star News. Later, she moved to NDTV in 2003.[2] Primarily located in New Delhi, she is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication.[3] She was born in Shillong, Meghalaya.


Sunetra started her career with the newspaper The Indian Express in 1999 and became the Deputy Chief Reporter responsible for their city section Newsline. In 2002, she entered the electronic media industry when she joined STAR News as a reporter in Hindi. In 2003, she joined the New Delhi based NDTV, and has been there ever since. She has been an anchor and reporter covering everything from natural disasters to crime, investigations and politics.[4] On 30 April 2019, Choudhury announced that she has quit NDTV.[5]


In 2010, Hachette India published a book authored by her, named Braking News.[6] The book is based on a time-set two months before the general elections in May 2009. Sunetra Choudhury, along with her colleague Naghma Sahar trundled the bylanes and boondocks of India in search of the elusive Indian voter, and an insight into his mind. They went to villages without electricity in UP, to tribal settlements in Jharkhand, to Baripada in Orissa and Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu. They carried out a daily show called the Election Express, that spoke one on one with the locals and tried to understand the issues that determined their lives. Primarily being an election travelogue, she mentions:[7]


In 2011, she reported of an awkward harassment situation from a senior politician.[8]

In 2015, she received the Red Ink Award for her story on how disabled children were being adopted by Indian families for the very first time.


  1. ^ "A bold red bus revolution".
  2. ^ "Making headlines". Hindustan Times. 30 October 2004. Retrieved 22 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Alumni". Indian Institute of Mass Communication. Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Books by Sunetra Choudhury". Hachette. Retrieved 22 July 2011.
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  6. ^ "Braking News". Asian Window. Retrieved 22 July 2011.
  7. ^ "Braking News by Sunetra Choudhury". ISBN 9789350090527.
  8. ^ "Pervy Politician needs to get his act together". DNA India. 10 July 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2011.