Palki Sharma Upadhyay, Executive Editor of Wion, has been felicitated with the TV Anchor of the Year award at the IAA Leadership Awards 2021 held on September 24 at Taj Lands End, Bandra West, Mumbai.
Upadhyay, who has contributed 20 years to the field of journalism and has been with news channel Wion for four years, currently hosts the prime-time news programme Gravitas.
The India Chapter of the International Advertising Association established the IAA Leadership Awards to honour individuals in the fields of marketing, advertising, and media, who have made enormous professional contributions and delivered business success to their companies.
India’s First Global News channel Wion has more than 35 bureaus across global cities and expanding its footprint in 190 countries across Africa, Europe, Russia, USA, South America, APAC region, and MENA region and is accessed across four billion connected devices globally. Transforming the age-old pattern of western narratives on world issues, Wion has been instrumental in becoming the voice of a new India bringing the Indian perspective to the global news stage.
Sudhir Chowdhary, Chief Executive Officer, Cluster 1, Zee Media, said, “I am extremely happy that one of our finest journalist Palki Sharma Upadhyay is getting recognised for her hard work and dedication to the craft. Palki Sharma is an integral part of why Wion has been doing exceptionally well for the past couple of years. I hope this is a sign of more achievements in the coming years. I would like to wish her hearty congratulations from my side.”
Upadhyay said, “I would like to thank the IAA committee for conferring this award. Special mention goes out to my team who toil hard to get factually correct information on which we base our reports. It is always our endeavour to arm the viewers with information that creates awareness about the world, and so it shall continue to be.”