Maya Sharma

  • Visiting Professor

    Maya Sharma has been a television journalist for over 30 years – as reporter, anchor and documentary film maker. She teaches broadcast skills at IIJNM.

    Maya was part of the pioneering live telecast of election results in India in 1989 conducted by NDTV and Doordarshan, followed by extensive political reporting in all the southern states.

    As a television reporter, Maya has covered major news stories ranging from the devastation of the 2004 tsunami, the Mangalore air crash, the crimes and death of Veerappan, floods in Karnataka and Kerala, farmer distress and different aspects of the Covid 19 pandemic.

    Maya’s international assignments include the swearing in of Nelson Mandela in Pretoria, South Africa in 1994.  She has also reported from Malaysia on the ASEAN summit, from Hong Kong, Brazil, South Africa, USA and the Czech Republic on annual international educational events. She has also reported from the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York and Washington.