19 January, 2021

Richa Jain Kalra

The NDTV India news anchor, on her book The ABC of News Anchoring

Richa Jain Kalra

Why a book about news anchoring?

It sheds light on the challenges and responsibilities associated with anchoring today, which have never been addressed before.

The best remedy against stress in front of the camera?

Stress is a creation of the mind. It is to be countered with confidence.

A sudden snapping of communication with the control room. What do you do?

Keeping presence of mind is key. Observe, think and act—as the communication gap
shall not be evident to the viewers.

Can an anchor always remain neutral?

Anchors leave out their political ideology and other orientations. But sometimes, an issue is so blatant and outrageous that neutrality is overpowered by emotion. The recent molestation of a girl in Guwahati is one such case. It outraged me personally and the anger was reflected on-air while I was anchoring.

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