Sweta Singh is an Indian journalist and news presenter.[2] She is a news anchor and Senior Executive Editor of Special Programming at Aaj Tak.

Sweta Singh
Singh in 2021
EducationPatna Women's College[1]
Occupation
  • Journalist
Years active1996–present
EmployerIndia Today Group
Known forNews anchor of Aaj Tak
Notable credits
  • SJFI Award for Saurav Ka Sixer (2005)
  • ENBA Award for Best Producer (2013)
  • ENBA Best Business Show for Shwetpatra Budget (2014)
  • NT Award for Best Anchor (2012)
  • NT Award Best Talk Show, Business Best Talk Show, Entertainment Best Anchor (2015)
  • Enba Best Anchor (2017)
Websiteswetasingh.com

Career

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Singh started her career while still in first year of graduate studies in Patna University. She has several bylines to her name in The Times of India Patna edition and Hindustan Times Patna edition, before she switched to electronic media in 1998. She worked for Zee News and Sahara, before joining Aaj Tak in 2002.[3] She is known for her expertise in covering sports-related news. Her show Sourav ka Sixer won the award for best sports programme by Sports Journalism Federation of India (SJFI) in 2005.[4] She has also made appearances in some films, like Chak De! India, Chakravyuh and Jhund as an Aaj Tak news presenter. Singh also did the show History of Patliputra during 2015 Bihar Legislative Assembly election.

In 2016, following the announcement of demonetisation of Indian banknotes by the NDA government, she inaccurately claimed that the newly introduced Indian 2000-rupee note would include sophisticated nanochips.[5]

Personal life

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Singh comes from an army background and is the eldest of five siblings. She is unmarried.[6]

References

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  1. ^ Sweta Singh, Aaj Tak Anchor: Wanted to Become a Film Maker, But Became a News Anchor. Acadman.in (17 June 2017). Retrieved on 11 September 2018.
  2. ^ Shweta Singh (1 August 2012). "Shweta Singh Editor, Special Programming, Aaj Tak". India Today. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
  3. ^ Shweta Singh (1 August 2004). "Making headlines:Sweta Singh(Aaj Tak)". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 14 November 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2004.
  4. ^ SJFI awards: Kadambari, Vasu honoured. Thatscricket (5 June 2005). Retrieved on 21 January 2017.
  5. ^ Kohli, Karnika (13 February 2018). "At India Today, Anchors Can Spread Fake News While Editor is Sacked For Speaking Out". The Wire. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  6. ^ Dev, Shagufta Nayyar. "Sweta Singh से जानिए उनकी Life की कहानी, स्टार TV एंकर की ही जुबानी | AajTak Anchor | Interview". YouTube (in Hindi). Good News Today. Retrieved 7 March 2024.
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