Karan Thapar

Karan Thapar is one of India’s most experienced and awarded television professionals and journalists who began his career outside India. Karan helped establish H.T. Vision, the first television venture by the K.K. Birla group, which he headed as Executive Producer. HTV’s flagship programme, ‘Eyewitness’, initially launched as a video magazine, but later transferred to Doordarshan as a weekly programme, quickly became iconic. Karan was also at UTV as its President, News & Current Affairs. Under his supervision UTV made acclaimed shows such as On the Record for DD-2, HARDtalk INDIA/Face to Face for BBC, We the People for Star Plus, The Big Question / The Great Debate for DD-1, Talk Back and Two’s Company for DD News and Line of Fire for SAB TV. Karan has also presented the highly regarded current affairs programme ‘Tonight at 10’ (re-christened India Tonight) on CNBC and now writes for The Wire.