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Sanjay Puglia

Sanjay Puglia is an Indian political and business journalist who may be recognized as the former editor-in-chief of CNBC Awaaz in Mumbai. He is the CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Media Initiatives of Adani Enterprises.

Wiki/Biography

Sanjay Puglia grew up in Sahibganj, Bihar (now Jharkhand). He has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History.

Physical Appearance

Hair Color: salt and pepper

Eye Colour: dark brown

Anjay Puglia

family

parents and siblings

His father was a merchant and dealt in jute, cloth and food grains. Sanjay Puglia has two brothers.

wife and kids

Sanjay Puglia is married to Sangeeta. His son’s name is Naman Puglia.

career

journalist

In 1982, Puglia left his home over protests from his family and moved to Bombay (now Mumbai) to join “Navbharat Times” at a salary of Rs 2000. Puglia worked with Navbharat Times for ten years and later moved to Delhi. Sanjay then worked with Business Standard for three years. Later, Sanjay Puglia got an opportunity to enter as Deputy Manager in “Aaj Tak”. Sanjay Puglia has also served as President and Head of Strategic Planning and Film Business with the Indian JV of Nine Network in Australia in 2000-01.

CEO & Editor-in-Chief

In 2001, Puglia became the editor of “Zee News”. Recalling those moments in an interview, Sanjay Puglia said,

It was an occasion to establish live television in the country with events like the Agra Summit and the Gujarat riots. Working under Subhash ji was the most enriching experience. He will talk, give his views but never say do this or do that. We had complete editorial freedom there. When the next challenge came to start Star News from Mumbai, I was more than ready for it. On a personal level, I was itching to go back to Mumbai.”

In September 2021, Sanjay Puglia joined the Adani Group as the CEO of Adani Enterprises and Editor-in-Chief.

Prize

  • In 2010, he was awarded the Surya Dutt National Lifetime Award.
  • In 2010, he won the Indian News Broadcasting Award for Best Hindi News Show Host.

Facts / Trivia

  • In an interview, Sanjay revealed that he did not like having lunch or dinner with powerful personalities. He said that money and brands never attracted him. Talking about this in an interview, Sanjay Puglia said,

    I hate page 3 parties or for that matter having lunch/dinner with the mighty Le Crore? give me a million I am not my journey. Also, money has never been a motivating factor in my life. I’m not really brand conscious.

  • Sanjay Puglia revealed in an interview that he was inspired by a student movement in the 80s. He said that he used to read the magazine ‘Raviwar’ edited by the late SP Singh and that magazine had a great impact on him.

    The 80s was a period when the media became extra alert and cautious about democracy due to the Emergency declared by the then Prime Minister. As a teenager, I was fascinated by the student movement and once came across a weekly called Sunday edited by late SP Singh. That magazine impressed me a lot and I knew from then on that journalism would be my calling in life.

  • According to Sanjay Puglia, he hardly takes any leave as he believes in being available to his colleagues and coaching them. In an interview he expressed his passion towards work and said,

    I hardly take any leave and believe in continuous training of my colleagues. News is a people intensive job and fortunately I am a people person. I believe in delegating and developing second, third and even lower level executives for that matter, so the process and system is robust. I believe either you are a journalist or you are not. Or that not everyone who passes out from journalism school becomes a good journalist.”

  • On 29th November 2022, Sanjay Puglia, along with Sudipta Bhattacharya and Senthil Chengalvarayan, as directors on the board of RRPR Holding Pvt Ltd, the promoter entity of New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) following the resignation of Radhika Roy and Prannoy Roy as directors. were declared in Company’s board.
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