At a time when India is witnessing slme severe criticism of TV news media for partisanship, there are exceptions like Preeti Choudhry, Senior Editor of India Today channel.
Choudhry, who kick starts prime time on the India Today news channel with To The Point show, which is cutting edge debate providing an in-depth analysis of the day’s biggest headlines, is a no-nonsense journalist and TV anchor.
During her 15-year tenure, Preeti has led the India Today viewers through three general elections 14 state elections and countless news-breaks — and all done with a sense of fair play and not being afraid in calling the spade a spade.
Recently, during a TV discussion on the protests in various parts of the country in the aftermath of some comments on the Prophet, when a panelist targeted a particular community, Choudhry didn’t hesitate to call him out, just as an upright TV anchor ought to do.
She admirably added that all communities have their share of miscreants and that the Tv channel would not accept such views. (The video of the particular incident could be viewed here: https://twitter.com/indiatoday/status/1535516979171586048?s=24&t=PD0xviQLSKfLRLgArnQGKg)
Choudhry’s specialization lies in politics, ground reports and hard hitting development stories. Her reportage has often forced one of the fastest growing economies in the world to confront its bitter realities.