Prof. (Dr.) Mukesh Kumar
A well-known face of Indian television news Dr Mukesh Kumar has almost 32 years experience in media which includes 25 years in electronic media. He has launched 6 news channels. These channels are News Express, Sahara Samay, S1, VOI-MP&CG and VOI-Rajasthan, Maurya TV.
Dr. Mukesh has hosted many shows for various news channels. Among his most popular shows were Rajneeti-Khel Satta Ka, Shatranj Ke Khiladi, Baat Bolegi, Kahi-Ankahi, Sammukh, and Aapki Baithak. He was also a host of very popular breakfast show called Subah Savere on national network of Doordarshan. He has produced/directed several documentaries and a Tele film called KANTHA based on Bhairav Prasad Gupt’s short story Gatti Bhagat. He also played a role in KANTHA.
He has a very long list of eminent persons whom he had interviewed for the Television. Among them are Former Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral, H.D. Devegauda and Atal Bihari Vajpai and Prime Minister Narendra Moldi, He also interviewed celebrities from the world of Sports, Film and Music.
Dr. Mukesh is awell known author having 11 books in his credit. He has been writing regular columns for prestigious magazines like Hans, Naya Gyanodaya, Pakhi, Deshbandhu, Lokmat Samachar and Duniya In Dino. His poetry collection SADHO JAG BAURANA was well appreciated in literary circles as well as among the readers.
He has started his TV career as Editorial Chief for weekly magazine called PARAKH produced by well known anchor Mr. Vinod Dua. Later he worked for APCA and Moving Picture Company where he associated with several programs like First Edition, Second Edition, Filhal, Kahi Ankahi, India this Week and Subah Savere as correspondent, producer, anchor and bureau chief.
Before joining electronic media he has worked for several publications as well. He was founder Editor of Hindi daily Sentinel published from Guwahati, Executive Editor of fortnightly magazine Samay Sutradhar and Assistant Editor, Dainik Naiduniya.
He has doctoral degree on Media. He has done masters in science and also has a degree in Bachelor’s of Mass Communication and Journalism.
- Shivana Samman for contribution in the field of Journalism
- Adjudged Best TV Journalist by well-known Media portal Exchange4media.com in 2013.
- Rajiv Gandhi global excellence award for best TV Journalist in 2012.
- Media Manthan
- Fake Encounter
- TRP, TV News and Media.
- Kasauti Par Media
- Writing a Series on TV journalism. First two books of the series are all ready published from Rajkamal Prakashan. The Titles of the books are-TELEVISION KI KAHANI AND KHABRE VISTAR SE and CHANELO KE CHEHRE.
- Lahooluhan Afghanistan– English to Hindi translation of “Afghanistan Buzkashi” by well known defense expert Shreedhar and journalist Mahesh Vaidya.
- Bharat ki Aatma- English to Hindi translation of “Genius of India” by the French writer Guy Sorman.
- Dasta Ke Barah Baras, Hindi translation of Twelve Years a Slave.
- A collection of poetry Sadho Jag Baurana.