The India Today is set to bolster its coverage of business news with a brand new show presented by Udayan Mukherjee.
The undisputed and biggest icon in business journalism in the country, Mukherjee returns to the newsroom, after a long hiatus.
BUSINESS TODAY WITH UDAYAN MUKHERJEE
His return comes at a time when the world explores new different ways of doing business in the post-pandemic economic order.
“Udayan brings with him a strong insight into the future of business. As we grapple with the normal, abnormal and new normal we need his talent and much-needed universal perspective on helping us survive with the post-pandemic economy,” said Ms. Kalli Purie- the Vice-Chairperson of the India Today’s Group. “His hold of financial markets, innovation-driven businesses, fintechs, and macro and micro economic trends will cater the growing appetite within the young generation of entrepreneurs, professionals, and startups for a better understanding of the new order of things. The India Today’s Group is delighted to have him on board as the host of our new Business Today show.”
The India Today Group would also be leveraging Mukherjee’s sizeable experience to enlarge its business offerings across television, print, and digital platforms.
“I’m glad to be a part of India Today’s family. Always having admired the enormous and extensive reach of brands such as India Today, Business Today and TV Today, I am really looking forward to the opportunity of reaching out their audiences and being with them,” said Mukherjee. “The world of business has totally turned on its head. Business is not going to be same as earlier again after the pandemic. And everyone from business heads to policy makers has to look at the world through a very different lens. It would be a good opportunity to engage with the business world once again but from a different perspective, through a different lens.”
THE FACE OF BIZ JOURNALISM
Mukherjee has started his career before the turn of the millennium, as the Indian television scene was beginning to start.
As a lead anchor on CNBC and after its Managing Editor, he played a pioneering role in innovating the cult of stock markets in particular and business coverage in general broadcasting.
Mukherjee was honoured with prestigious ‘Ramnath Goenka’ Award for Journalist of the Year-2012, following which he stepped down from his active daily role at the helm of the channel.
Afterwards, he remained a much-followed commentator on business affairs and a columnist for national newspapers. He even authored 3 works of fiction.