Neha Bhatnagar Aggarwal

Neha Bhatnagar Aggarwal

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Nominated for:

Media Award 2015


United Kingdom



Job Title:

Broadcast Journalist

Educational Achievements:

Additional Honors & Awards:

Recognition from St. Stephen’s College for obtaining First Class in Graduation

 Intellect 2000 Award presented by the Chief Minister of Delhi

 Certificate of Merit: Ranked in top 0.01% of students nationwide for A-levels

 Certificate of Merit: Awarded National Scholarship Scheme

Educational Background:

Cranfield School of Management
MSc, Strategic Marketing
2011 – 2012

Bournemouth University
Chevening Scholarship Award, International Journalism
2007 – 2007
 As a Chevening Scholar, I was under the guidance of several senior British broadcast journalists and specialists. I was trained in various aspect of news reporting, production, presentation, ethics and legal issues in the UK and internationally

Chevening Scholarship was a milestone in my professional training and career, with the exposure this programme gave me through analysing international media practices, visits to Sky News, BBC and ITN’s head quarters and work attachments.

Activities and Societies:  Understanding British media, challenges of new media. legal regulations, camera work, scripting and creative packaging.  Field visits to newsrooms of Sky News, BBC, and ITN to understand working styles and news agendas.

St. Stephen's College
BA(Hons.), History
1999 – 2002
 Recognition from St. Stephen’s College for obtaining First Class in Graduation
Activities and Societies: Member - Social Service League Member - Shakespeare Society

Gyan Bharti School
A level, Humanities
1998 – 1999
 Intellect 2000 Award presented by the Chief Minister of Delhi

 Certificate of Merit: Ranked in top 0.01% of students nationwide for A-levels

 Certificate of Merit: Awarded National Scholarship Scheme
Activities and Societies:  Magazine Editor and Prefect

Professional Achievements:

Broadcast Journalist
BBC World Service
March 2013 – Present (2 years 3 months)London, United Kingdom

Account Manager
Opinion Matters
October 2012 – March 2013 (6 months)Farringdon

Strategic Marketing
Cranfield School of Management
September 2011 – September 2012 (1 year 1 month)
Thesis on Social Media's impact on Marketing Communications
Live Consultancy Project (Nokia)
Marketing Planning
Integrated Marketing Communications
Customer Relationship Management
Key Account Management
Market Research
Marketing Finance

UK Correspondent (London)
TV Today
September 2009 – September 2011 (2 years 1 month)
 Doubled news output from the UK as the sole news representative of the company in the UK,expanded network's presence by filing over 200 first hand reports.

 Managed budget, saving the organisation substantial expenses (50%) by reporting fluently in English and Hindi while single-handedly filming and reporting as a videojournalist.

 Presented live special show on London Riots, the Royal Wedding, half-hour special show on Phone Hacking Scandal, one-to-one interview with Harry Potter stars and an exclusive interview with the top Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan.

 Successfully carried out an exclusive investigative international assignment from Milan, Italy in 2011, on the Bofors defence scandal that rocked politics in India.

 Successfully pitched and contextualised international news from the UK for domestic and global Indian audience.

 Significantly reduced delays in news reporting from an international location by managing time difference between India and the UK.

Established a strong base in the UK by building a fertile network of credible contacts and sources, liaising with PR representatives and fellow international journalists.

Principal Correspondent and Anchor
TV Today
December 2004 – July 2009 (4 years 8 months)
 Presenting Live News Bulletins for national and international news, Breaking News and Special Shows to millions of TV Today Viewers in India and abroad.

 Presenting live special shows on major national and international events including terrorist attacks in Jaipur, Delhi, Ahmedabad and Assam throughout 2008, Samjhauta Express Train Blast in Feb 2007

 Reporting and producing special stories and daily reports from zones of conflict and tensions, such as the ethnic violence in Orissa (India) in August 2008.

 Reporting from the scene of crises or natural calamities, like the Mumbai floods in 2005.

 Conducting live one-to-one interviews with key national and international politicians, international cricketers , Bollywood stars, specialists and international journalists

Work Attache
BBC World Service
September 2007 – September 2007 (1 month)
 Participating in news meetings of various language services, for example meetings of Hindi, Urdu and Bangla services within the South Asian Network of the BBC World Service.

 Pitch for story ideas, observe and learn production of radio bulletins and online news.
Work Attache
September 2007 – September 2007 (1 month)

Assistant Producer and Reporter
Star News
December 2002 – December 2004 (2 years 1 month)
 Recognition for outstanding performance in original scripting and reporting during Star News training.

 Editing on non-linear setup, using software: Quantel, Incite and Final Cut Pro.
June 2001 – September 2002 (1 year 4 months)
 Audience research for interactive audience based shows: We The People, Big Fight, and Question Time India (BBC) including the historic Agra Summit, 2001.

 Data collection during assembly elections.

Additional Contributions:



News and Current Affairs, Travel, TV News Production

In the media:


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