Sandeep Chaudhary is one of the few TV journalists who have led programs that have been on air for more than a decade.
An anchor and journalist, he has been covering elections for 20 years now and interviewed almost all the major political figures. A fierce, impartial and vocal, Sandeep never shies away from asking hard questions, He has been known to ask questions that resonate with the common man. With News24, where he is the prime anchor, his programs Sabse bada sawal andNational News Center (prime time) have struck a strong chord with the viewers.
In his decade long tenure with Network18, his brain child – Mudda, on current issues, was the top rated show. He also anchored prime time program Danke ki chot par, that consistently remained a top TRP gainer.
Sandeep started his journalistic journey 20 years ago, as a documentary film-maker, after completing his Masters from Delhi School of Economics. He graduated in Economics from the prestigious Sri Ram College of Commerce. A gifted orator and debater, Sandeep took to journalism like fish to water and his first step towards journalism included joining The Communication Group-a production house run by eminent journalist Vinod Dua as a production lead. From reporting for immensely programmes like PARAKH and PRATIDIN to eventually anchoring them Sandeep made his mark in a span of less than two years. In 2002, he joined Star News in Mumbai as an anchor for their prime -time show Desh Videsh. Here he got an opportunity to launch shows, including kaun baneaga pradhan mantri and kaun banega mukhyamantri that continue to remain on-air till date.
Sandeep’s expertise goes beyond political journalism. At Star News, he ran a one month series from Shanghai called Ek Shahar Ho Sapno Ka on how to convert Mumbai into Shanghai, the most populous city proper in the world. He is also a Budget expert and his background in Economics often comes handy when it comes to deciphering numbers and their implications. An avid cricket watcher, Sandeep has also been a national level hockey player having led his home state Haryana and Delhi University in various tournaments.