QW Naqvi

Founder & Director

Qamar Waheed Naqvi is Former News Director of TV Today Network. He coined the name Aaj Tak in 1995 and as Deputy to late S. P. Singh, a cult figure in Hindi journalism, he crafted an innovative style of vibrant, lucid and viewer friendly Hindi for Aaj Tak when it was launched as a 20 minute News Capsule on DD Metro.

What sets him apart is his constant itch to innovate and explore unchartered territories and he uses his extraordinary skills at language development, smart news communication and presentation style to create an idea whose impact is telling in that moment and invariably becomes the trend for the future.

In his long journalistic career of 38 years, he worked with TV Today Network in two stints. The first, from 1995 to 2000, and then from 2004 to 2012 as its News Director, he led the Editorial teams of Aaj Tak, Headlines Today (now India Today), Tez and Dilli Aaj Tak.

A tenacious team builder, motivator, and trusted leader, he is a professional with a 360° worldview of the industry, audience and content. A mentor who has spawned a generation of young and dynamic breed of journalists many of whom are house hold names today.

He started his career in Print Journalism in 1980 and went on to work for 15 years in Navbharat Times, Ravivar and Chauthi Duniya.

He writes a popular column Raag Desh for his blog raagdesh.com.

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