Karma Palijor (Journalist)
A former Senior Editor at CNN News18, he specializes in covering aviation and natural disasters. He was awarded reporter of the year in 2010 by Indiantelevision.com at the News Television Awards. In 2011, he won the prestigious Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism in the category for Business and Economic Journalism. The Ramnath Goenka award was for an indepth 30 minutes show on Air India titled ‘Who Killed the Maharaja.’ The show was the result of months of investigation on the national carrier. He won the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism again in 2014 for his coverage of Cyclone Phailin and its aftermath. For the same coverage he also won the ENBA Award in the Best Spot News Reporting (English) category.
The other notable investigative piece, titled ‘Fear in the Sky’, was a series on how aviation infrastructure was not keeping pace with the growing aviation sector in India. The series resulted in the overhaul of infrastructure at several airports in the country.
Karma was part of the CNN News18 team which won the award for Best National News Coverage in English at the exchange4media News Broadcasting Awards (ENBA) for their coverage of the devastating Uttrakhand floods in 2013. Produced, directed and anchored several award winning programmes for CNN News 18 like Budget Yatra, Axe the Tax, Reporters Project.