Ravish Kumar at Ramnath Goenka Award in 2017
|Alma mater||University of Delhi|
Indian Institute of Mass Communication
|Occupation||Journalist with NDTV India|
Ravish Kumar is an Indian journalist, author and media personality. He is the Senior Executive Editor of NDTV India. He hosts a number of programmes including the channel's flagship weekday show Prime Time, Hum Log,Ravish Ki Report and Des Ki Baat.
Kumar hails from Motihari, Bihar. He obtained his high school education from Loyola High School, Patna. Later he moved to Delhi for higher studies. He was graduated from Deshbandhu College, affiliated to the University of Delhi. Eventually he enrolled in post-graduate diploma in Hindi Journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication.
Kumar has been conferred with various awards for his work in journalism with Ramon Magsaysay Award (2019) being the most prestigious one. He is two times recipient of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award (2017,2013) for broadcast category in Hindi language. The list continues with Gauri Lankesh Award for Journalism, first Kuldip Nayar journalism award (2017), Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Award for Hindi Journalism and Creative Literature(for 2010,awarded in 2014). He was included in the list of 100 most influential Indian(2016) by The Indian Express and also named journalist of the year by Mumbai Press Club.
Ravish Kumar is married to Nayana Dasgupta who teaches History at the Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi. He has two daughters. He has also received death threats in the past for his journalism.