Umashankar Singh

Foreign Affairs Editor NDTV India

In my career spanning almost 23 years, I have worked for TV news channels and agencies. I am associated with NDTV since 2003 and my present designation is Foreign Affairs Editor. My nature of job is to report from locations around the world and to analyze it when needed. I also cover politics and Indian Parliament.

I love to work in hostile and challenging situations. As one of the pioneers of Mobile Journalism (MoJo) across the competitive and vibrant media sphere in India, I have been a trend setter using new age technology in the last three years to provide an edge to Team NDTV in its coverage of important developments. I have managed to pull exclusive interviews of top leaders in the country and report from ground zero during natural disasters using the selfie stick technique.

I have visited several countries including US, UK, Afghanistan, Pakistan, China (including Tibet), Maldives, Myanmar, Thailand, Taiwan etc for coverage point of view. I have covered Pakistan during 2007 Emergency, 2008 and 2013 General Elections. I have also visited areas like Swat and Bajaur agency.

I got the chance to participate in Edward Murrow Exchange Programme For Journalists organized by US state department. Before joining NDTV, I worked for ANI-Reuters in Jammu & Kashmir for more than two years. During this period, I extensively covered terrorism and counter-terrorism operations from close quarters and also tried to highlight the plight of the common Kashmiri people forced to live in an environment of constant fear and bloodbath.

I majored in history (from Dayal Singh College, Delhi University, 1991-94) and got a PG Diploma in Mass Communication (1995-96) from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi.

My Sessions