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Anjana Om Kashyap is an Indian journalist and anchor. She is an executive editor of the Hindi news channel Aaj Tak. She is known for her show Halla Boll and Special Report on Aaj Tak. She also hosts audience based election debate show, Rajtilak and Dilli Ke Dil Mein Kya Hai on Aaj Tak. She has earlier hosted debate shows like Badi Behas and Do Took in other Hindi channels.[1]

Anjana Om Kashyap
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Anjana Om Kashyap
NationalityIndian
OccupationJournalist
Years active2003 - Present

She started her journalism career in 2003 with Doordarshan[clarification needed] programme Aankhon Dekhi. In 2003 itself, she joined Zee News. She worked in Zee for about five years before joining News 24 in 2007. She then shifted to Star News before joining Aaj Tak. Her debate show Do Took, on News24 was very popular.[how?]

She is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni award from Jamia Millia Islamia university.[2]

Controversy

While reporting about the 2019 Bihar encephalitis outbreak she entered the neonatal ICU at Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital and started heckling the working paediatrician.[3] She was criticized for her disregard of ICU aseptic precautions and inappropriate behavior towards the on-call doctor.[4][5] The Indian Medical Association filed a complaint against her, stating that her actions had "endangered the lives of children" and were an attempt to gain “fake publicity”.[6]

References

  1. ^ OM Kashyap, Anjana. "Guest Column: Lynching on Social Media: Anjana Om Kashyap". www.exchange4media.com. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  2. ^ "जामिया ने 'आजतक' की मशहूर एंकर अंजना ओम कश्यप को किया सम्मानित". aajtak.intoday.in (in Hindi). 25 December 2019. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  3. ^ "'Why Scold Doctor on Duty?' TV Reporter's ICU Coverage Faces Flak". The Quint. 19 June 2019. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  4. ^ "News anchor Anjana Om Kashyap slammed for being insensitive towards doctors, ICU patients in Bihar". National Herald. 20 June 2019. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  5. ^ "TV anchor Anjana Om Kashyap criticised for entering ICU in Bihar hospital for news report". Telegraph India. 19 June 2019. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Medical Association letter to channel on Anjana Om Kashyap's ICU entry". Telegraph India.

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