our team

Syed Zarir Hussain
The editorial team of NEWS LIVE is led by Syed Zarir Hussain, a journalist with over 26 years of experience in both print and broadcast journalism. Presently the Chief Managing Editor of the channel, he did his Post Graduation in Radio & Television Journalism from the University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom and was trained at the BBC World Service Radio in London as part of his course at Lancashire.
Besides looking after the overall content and planning, he also anchors the highly popular show ‘Prekhyapat’.
Syed Zarir Hussain has won a number of awards, including the Sarojini Naidu Prize for Best Reporting in English on Panchayati Raj and Women in 2006 awarded by the Hunger Project.
He also authored a coffee table book “The Undying Maestro: Bhupen Hazarika”.

Dhruba Mahanta
Dhruba Mahanta is the Consulting Editor of News Live. He joined the channel in 2012 after two decades of association with the print media having joined Assamese daily ‘Ajir Batori’ in 1991. He worked with a couple of other widely-circulated newspapers before taking the plunge into broadcast media.
He also anchors another popular talk show ‘Samoyeki‘ on NEWS LIVE.

Chayamoni Bhuyan
Other key members of Team NEWS LIVE are Chayamoni Bhuyan, the political editor of the channel, who had achieved the rare distinction of interviewing ULFA(I) chief Paresh Baruah at an undisclosed location somewhere along the Myanmar-China border. She also hosts a number of other shows, including the two most popular shows — ‘Raij Meel’ & ‘Jipaal Jiban’ — on NEWS LIVE. She had earlier hosted another widely-acclaimed show ‘Raijor Kathghora’.

Nandan Pratim Sharma Bordoloi
Nandan Pratim Sharma Bordoloi, news editor of NEWS LIVE, hosts ‘Bisesh Ek Ghanta’ besides also anchoring primetime news bulletins.

Luit Neil Don
Luit Neil Don is also a news editor of NEWS LIVE, having joined the news desk once again in April, 2017, after a successful seven-year stint as the New Delhi bureau chief of the channel.

Mouchomi Borah
Mouchomi Borah is associated with NEWS LIVE since its inception and is currently designated as the output editor

Ranita Saikia
Ranita Saikia is the assistant editor.

Anamitra Gogoi
Senior reporter Anamitra Gogoi is associated with the channel as chief reporter.
Other senior reporters include Sunil Borah, who also hosts a primetime show titled ‘Prasangik‘, Ahidur Rahman Khan (Baba), Dibya Bordoloi, Gaurab Jyoti Neog, Pankaj Sarma and Nip Kumar Barua