Zahir - Senior Correspondent - India

Naved Zahir



Senior Correspondent


 Dedicated to community journalism with a nose for news and to break stories with impeccable ethics. Also into script writing for short documentaries.
 With deep infiltration in naxal outfits, utilized self-created network in government set up for perfectly balanced reports.
 Adept storyteller treating politics, business, crime, sports, investigative copies and human interest and off beat features with equal passion while thriving within the deadline intensive, 24x7 newsroom environment.
 Have been consistently singled out for multifaceted duties that included research, analysis, fact-checking, accurate, prolific and spontaneous writing without failing deadlines on diurnal basis.
 Have been solely responsible for launch and continuation of daily/ special supplements/reports in Pioneer, Hindustan Times and SUNDAY.
 Earned repeated commendations for excellence in writing & reporting. Conferred Best Journalist of Jharkhand Award in 2004 for on-spot reporting of Maoist encounter.

Work History

Newspaper/ newsmagazines

• News & Feature Freelancer for publications in India & abroad - Present
• The Pioneer - Principal Correspondent at Ranchi/ Dhanbad - Nov 2007 to Dec
• Hindustan Times – Principal Correspondent at Dhanbad – Sep 2000 to Oct
• www. (News Corp Venture) – Senior Correspondent at New Delhi
– Feb 2000 to Aug 2000
• SUNDAY (ABP Ltd) – State Correspondent, Bihar – May 1997 to Jan 2000
• The Asian Age – State Correspondent, Bihar – Feb 1996 to Apr 1997
• The Times of India (Patna); Sunday Observer (New Delhi) & The Telegraph
(Patna) – Stringer/ Contributor – Jan 1994 to Jan 1996.

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