Sanjay Pinto

A news hound, always politically accurate, never politically correct, Sanjay Pinto is into his second innings at NDTV. He has been with NDTV for the last 13 years. Before taking on the Editorial mantle of NDTV Hindu as the Executive Editor, Sanjay was the Bureau Chief (Tamilnadu) of NDTV 24x7.

Sanjay has interviewed almost every top politician & bureaucrat in India, international sportspersons from cricketers to tennis players, film stars & business magnates. Political, Crime, Sports, Entertainment, Business, Environment, Disasters, Legal stories and Sting operations are his forte. Some important assignments for NDTV include the Tsunami, sensational arrests of political & religious leaders, court battles, exposes on human rights violations in mental asylums, on child abuse, human trafficking and sale of organs, international drug smuggling, overseas cricket tournaments, ethnic conflicts, bomb blasts and terror plots, elections and much more.

A seasoned news anchor as well, Sanjay has been the face of news bulletins like Southern Edition on NDTV 24x7. He now anchors prime time news bulletins on NDTV Hindu and hosts flagship shows like ‘Chennai Speaks Out’ and the ‘Voice Of Chennai’ on the channel.

It’s not just television. If you tune into the radio and Chennai’s only English radio station – Chennai Live 104.8 FM every morning, you will hear Sanjay moderating ‘The Big Battle’.

Sanjay holds a Degree in History & Politics from Loyola College, Chennai,  Law from the Dr.Ambedkar Govt. Law College, and Creative Writing through Cornell University, U.S.A.  A Gold Medallist at Loyola College, Sanjay was the National Debating Champion with 106 Victories in inter collegiate debates & oratorical competitions.

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