Small screen wonder

From scriptwriting to voice-overs and reporting, Sumit Awasthi, Chief of Bureau, IBN 7, went through the usual grind to make his mark in broadcast journalism

india Updated: Jun 07, 2006 12:20 IST

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Namaskar, Mein hoon Sumit Awasthi. Mere saath aap dekh rahe hai aaj ki khas khabrain…

A regular opening announcement before the screen scrolls down with the headline news... As we sit to unwind, glued to the screen holding the remote and trying to update ourselves, it is this newsreader who connects us to the rest of the world.

New Age newsreaders are now wiping off the stereotype image of mechanical anchors, they are more spontaneous and straightforward. Interested to know more? Meet Sumit Awasthi, 33, Chief of Bureau, IBN 7.

Young, smart, successful and down to earth sums him up. And though he and many other anchors like him inspire hundreds of youth today to try their luck in the limelight, what, however, goes behind-the-scenes is a lot of sweat and hard work.

First Published: May 17, 2006 19:47 IST