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Navika Kumar

Navika Kumar is a well-known Indian journalist, news anchor, and media personality. Moreover, Navika Kumar is a Group Editor of Politics at Times Network and hosts the prime-time show “The Newshour” on Times Now news channel.

Early Life

Navika Kumar was born on the 11th of March 1978, in Sindri, Jharkhand, India. She is 44 years old and holds Indian nationality. Moreover, she has a birth sign of Leo and follows Hinduism by religion. She is from a Bhumihar Brahmin caste. Currently, she lives in Delhi, India.

She is the daughter of Anju Chander (mother), and her father’s name is unknown at the moment. Moreover, she grew up with her elder sister whose name is Surina Kapila.

Talking about her academic qualification, she completed her early schooling at Carmel School, Digwadih, Jharkhand. Moreover, she enrolled at the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune. She completed her Master of Arts in Political and Economics from there.

Navika Kumar – Net Worth 2023

Being a well-known Journalist and working in the field for many years, the Indian journalist has earned a huge sum of money in her career. As of 2023, Navika’s net worth is estimated at around $3 million, while her earnings and income are still under review.

Professional Career

Regarding her professional career, Navika Kumar began her career as a business writer for the Economic Times newspaper. She worked for a while there and she gave her resignation from her post and joined, The Observer. Later, she joined the print media, ‘Indian Express’ a popular news media.

In 1995, she started working for them in Chandigarh. She worked there for six months and she repositioned to Dehli, where her husband had been transferred. After that, she began working from there.

Moreover, after collecting some knowledge and skills, she started working as a journalist for the ‘Times Network in 2005. Moreover, she got promoted to the post of Managing Editor after working for over 16 years with the network.

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Caption: Navika Kumar in Time Now news channel (Source: Instagram)

Afterward, she joined the Times Now news channel and became one of the senior journalists in India. Moreover, she became the Managing Director of the Times Now news channel by Bennett and Co. Ltd. Being a journalist, she primarily worked as a political analyst and news anchor and working for the Times Now channel for the last 16 years. Moreover, Times Now has launched its new channel in Hindi- Times Now Navbharat and Navika Kumar worked as its Editor-in-chief. She is the host of Times Now’s The Newshour, which airs at 9 p.m. In addition, she is the anchor of the interviewing show Frankly Speaking in which she asks politicians and celebrities.

Awards

She is well-known as the best political and investigative journalist in the country. Similarly, she is like a face or brand ambassador of the Times Network. She was honored with the  FLO Award of Excellence in the Media.

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Caption: Navika Kumar receiving the award (Source: Instagram)

Relationship Status

Talking about her relationship status, Navika Kumar married her husband, Sunil Marwah. Moreover, her husband is a management professional by profession. With the marriage, the couple has two sons named Sidhant Kumar Marwah and Suchet Kumar Marwah.

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Caption: Navika during her wedding ceremony (Source: WikiBio)

Controversies

She was charged with being implicated in the Republic TV TRP scam on the 18th of January 2021. Likewise, she allegedly used a derogatory term for Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during a live political debate program on 29th Septem 2021.

Soon after, she realized her false statement on the live broadcast, and she apologized for her disrespectful behavior on her Twitter page. Likewise, four Bollywood industry associations and thirty-four top Bollywood production houses filed a civil lawsuit against Navika, Arnab Goswami, and Pradip Bhandari for their unethical reporting on the 13th of October 2020.

Body Measurements

Talking about her body stats, she stands 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs around 58 kg. Moreover, she has black hair and black eyes color and there is no other information related to his other body stats.

Navika Kumar – Social Media

On her Instagram page, ‘navikakumar’ there are more than 4.6K followers. Likewise, there are more than 231.6K followers on her Twitter account ‘@navikakumar’ and there are more than 15K followers on Facebook.