Navika Kumar

Group Editor, Times Network and Editor-in-Chief,
Times Now Navbharat

A versatile and transformative news personality with over two decades of experience, Navika Kumar is a name to reckon with in News Broadcasting in India. Navika leads the editorial mandate of Times Now Navbharat. Under her leadership, the Hindi news channel has built a strong affinity with viewers and advertisers alike, within a year of its launch. In her role as the Group Editor of Times Network,  Navika drives the Political Reporting strategy for the Network’s news brands and its digital entity,, besides leading the content direction of all Political & Policy led IPs of the Network.  An integral part of the Network’s flagship brand, TIMES NOW since inception, Navika anchors the primetime show ‘The Newshour’ @ 9 pm & the popular interview format show ‘Frankly Speaking’ on the channel.  

With stellar journalistic credentials, Navika Kumar is amongst the few journalists who have made their imprint in both political as well as in business reporting. A firebrand news anchor with extensive knowledge of current affairs, politics and business, Navika is credited for investigating and breaking high impact stories including ‘Office for Profit’ story that led to the resignation of Sonia Gandhi, the CWG scam that led to the exit of Suresh Kalmadi, the Augusta chopper scam and Aircel Maxis deal among others. 

Navika has been recognized with Prem Bhatia Memorial Trust award in 2006 for her exemplary political reportage.