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Airtel INB Awards 2009: And the winners are...

Airtel INB Awards 2009: And the winners are...

Author | Puneet Bedi Bahri | Thursday, Aug 27,2009 8:25 AM

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Airtel INB Awards 2009: And the winners are...

The news broadcasting industry got together to felicitate its achievers in the second edition of the Airtel Indian News Broadcasting Awards (INBA). The well-attended awards ceremony was held in Delhi on August 26, 2009. Some of India’s most well-known faces on television, who have made significant contributions to the industry, were among the Awards winners this year. Airtel is the main sponsor for INBA.

The Airtel Indian News Broadcasting Awards 2009 had 17 categories and the winners were chosen by an eminent Jury led by Tarun Tejpal, Editor-in-Chief, Tehelka, who was Chairman of the jury. The jury members included: GVL Narasimha Rao, psephologist and member of the BJP National Executive Committee; Vinod Bakshi, formerly of the BBC and now on the Board of Zee; Shravan Garg, Editor, Dainik Bhaskar; Kanika Mathur, President - India & SEA, Solutions | Digitas; Counselage’s Suhel Seth; Tarun Rai, CEO, World Wide Media; filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar; Josy Paul, Chairman & National Creative Director, BBDO; G Narsimha Rao, Supreme Court Advocate, Latika Khaneja, Director of College of Sports Management; and Ashwini Singla of Genesis Burson-Marsteller.

The detailed list of the winners of INBA 2009 is as follows:

News Videographer of the Year 2009 – Hindi - Shivi Sudarshan, Shailesh Kumar, Devender Singh Bisht - Doobi Duniya ka Dard, Rishi Nath, Doobi Duniya ka Dard- BAG Films

News Videographer of the Year 2009 – English - Sandeep Das , Kosi - The River Untamed, NewsX

Business News Anchor of the Year 2009 – English - Mini Menon- Mini's Showreel, UTVi

Business News Anchor of the Year 2009 – Hindi - Chetan Sharma - The Appointment with Modi, Zee Business

News Reporter of the Year 2009 – Hindi - Uma Shankar, Mandir In Pakistan - NDTV India

News Reporter of the Year 2009 – English - Shiv Pujan Jha Kosi - The River Untamed, NewsX

News Show Host of the Year 2009 – Hindi - Pankaj Pachauri - Humlog- NDTV India

News Show Host of the Year 2009 – English - CNBC TV18 - Karan Thapar (i) India Tonight, (ii) War of Words

News Producer of the Year 2009 – Hindi - Khushdeep Sehgal - Vote ka Agnipath, Zee News

News Producer of the Year 2009 – English - Sujay Bhattacharya - Great Speeches & Truth about Simi, Headlines Today

Young Professional of the Year 2009 (under-30) - Deepti Sachdeva – (i) NDTV Expose - Babies at Risk, NDTV India

News Television Editor-in-Chief of the Year 2009 – English - Bharkha Dutt, NDTV 24/7

News Television Editor-in-Chief of the Year 2009 – Hindi - Q W Naqvi, Aaj Tak

News Television CEO of the Year 2009 - G Krishnan, Aaj Tak

News Television Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 - Rajat Sharma, India TV

The Hall of Fame for Lifetime Contribution to Industry – Dr Prannoy Roy, NDTV

Regional Language News Broadcaster of the Year 2009 - Ravi Prakash, TV 9

Both Karan Thapar and Dr Prannoy Roy couldn’t make it to the Awards ceremony and their awards were collected by their respective representatives.

Read more about the Awards and the winners’ reactions in the exchange4media website on August 28, 2009

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