Priya Sahgal is the senior executive editor at NewsX channel, where she anchors two political shows: ‘The Roundtable’ & ‘Cover Story’;.The shows are based on current political affairs and the tone of her shows is explanatory and analytical, not confrontational. The shows have won the Best Talk Show award by Exchange for Media twice over (2015 & 2017).
A political journalist for nearly three decades, Priya has worked at Sunday, Outlook and India Today (magazines). She is also a political columnist for The Sunday Guardian.
She has also authored a book, The Contenders, (published by Simon & Shuster) in November 2018. This profiles 16 GenNext politicians including Rahul Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav, the Badals, Omar Abdullah and Arvind Kejriwal. Through candid conversations and sharp profiles the book gauges how they stack up in the Age of Modi.
She also won the British Council’s prestigious Hansard Fellowship (2002) which included an internship at the House of Lords and a course at the London School of Economics.She was recently awarded the Young Achiever’s Award by YFLO (Young Ficci Ladies Organization) in the field of media.