Faye D'Souza

Faye D'Souza is an Indian journalist and a television news anchor. She worked as the executive editor of Mirror Now, which is owned by The Times Group.[1] She rose to fame with the show The Urban Debate on Mirror Now, where she anchored on subjects of corruption, communal violence and independent press.[2] D'Souza has previously worked as an anchor and editorial lead on Investor's Guide on ET Now a member of the CNBC TV18 newsroom.[3] She has been awarded the RedInk Award for ‘Journalist of the Year’ in 2018.

Faye D'Souza
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D'Souza in 2017
Faye D'Souza

8 October 1981
Education Mount Carmel College
Convergence Institute of Media, Management and Information Technology Studies
OccupationNews anchor
Years active2003–present
Notable credit(s)
The Urban Debate, Investor's Guide, All About Stocks and The Property Guide

Early lifeEdit

D'Souza was born in Chikmagalur, Karnataka and she grew up in Bengaluru.

She studied journalism at the Mount Carmel College, Bangalore,[4] and holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and English literature and a master's degree in Mass Communication. She completed her post graduate studies from Commits in Bengaluru.[5][6]


Career BeginningsEdit

D'Souza started her journalism career with All India Radio, while she was a student.[2] She then worked as a post graduate journalist at CNBC TV 18 in 2003 and later moved on to reporting about mutual funds, insurance and personal finance.[4] She ran three weekly shows on ET Now – Investor's Guide, All About Stocks and The Property Guide.[5]

Mirror Now and The Urban DebateEdit

The Times network launched the English news channel Mirror Now in April 2017. D'Souza was made its senior editor. The flagship show on Mirror Now, The Urban Debate was started, according to her to "shine an uncomfortable spotlight on apathy, inefficiency and corruption which is the root cause of most problems that we face as Indians today.".[7] In 2018 The RedInk Award for ‘Journalist of the Year’ has been awarded to Faye D’Souza. She has been awarded for her blistering coverage of issues that touch the lives of common people. Her style of handling subjects like corruption, political opportunism, price rise and communalism over calendar 2017 has made her and her programme ‘The Urban Debate’ extremely popular with the masses. She resigned from Mirror Now's daily operations on 9 September 2019. Vinay Tewari replaced her as the new Managing Editor at the news channel.[8] Her sudden resignation led to many speculating if her decision was a result of political pressure.

New VenturesEdit

In January 2020, Faye D'Souza teamed up with an online video platform named FireWork, to produce and release short video clips in which she speaks about the current news.[9] In particular, she has grown popular with the young demographic of India. She introduced a new news series called "News That Should Be Headlines" through her Instagram page. This is a series of posts which list headlines that the mainstream news houses shy away from covering.She has a family of 787K people on Instagram and growing.[10]


  1. ^ "Expert profile – Faye D'Souza". Times Now. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b Menon, Shruti (20 June 2017). "This TV news anchor is trying to rescue news from noise". newslaundry.com. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Faye D'Souza – The times of India blog". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  4. ^ a b Bhavya Dore (3 October 2017). "How an anchor is winning Indian TV news without yelling". Quartz. Retrieved 7 November 2017 – via scroll.in.
  5. ^ a b "Inspirational Women – Faye D'Souza". wearethecity.in. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  6. ^ DSouza, Faye (13 April 2019). "I was born in Chikmagalur, and I grew up in Bangalore. Mangalore is my native place". @fayedsouza. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Times network launches second general news channel". www.afaqs.com. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  8. ^ months, Afiya Qureshi 5 (9 September 2019). "Faye D'Souza Resigns as Executive Editor From Mirror Now". Mashable India. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  9. ^ "Faye D'Souza launches news channel on FireWork". INDIANtelevision. 23 January 2020. Archived from the original on 6 March 2020. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  10. ^ Upadhyay, Karishma (31 January 2020). "Straight talk with Faye D'Souza". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 4 March 2020.