About Us

Odishatv.in is an initiative by Odisha Television to connect netizens to the latest information about Odisha and beyond. The site is also a gateway to the state and offers a wide spectrum of subjects such as History, Demography, Art and Culture, Tourist places, Festivals, Eminent sons of soil and so on.

Odisha Television Ltd is the pioneering media venture that boasts of redefining television viewing in Odisha. An undisputed market leader with four very popular channels (OTV, Tarang, Tarang Music, Prarthana and Alankar) in its bouquet; the group is more than a household name in the state. OTV, its flagship brand, is known for its free, fair and unbiased news reporting. The channel is respected for its integrity and commitment to set and practice enviable standards of journalism.

Under the dynamic leadership of Mrs. Jagi Mangat Panda, Odisha Television is making rapid strides as a highly successful media venture in the state and beyond.

Our Team

Kasturi Ray – Senior Editor, Digital

Kasturi Ray is a mainstream journalist with a large body of work over the last two decades. Having been a print journalist for over 20 years as the Features Editor of the New Indian Express, she moved on to the fast paced and ever growing digital space to become the chief editor of bilingual web platform odishanews360.com. She has written for several national media houses like Firstpost and the Quint prior to joining OTV.

Bikram Keshari Jena

Bikram Keshari Jena has more than seven years of experience in Journalism and Research. After completing his MBA-Finance, he gained rich exposure in business journalism while working as a Research Associate and subsequently as an Assistant Editor of leading business magazine – Business & Economy. In the field of research, he boasts of experience in Equity Research and Financial Modelling while working with Citigroup and a KPO. He has worked as a Senior Sub-Editor for The Political and Business Daily and was in the editorial team of a leading news portal. He has diverse editorial exposure spanning across print, digital, electronic & new media.

Vikash Kumar Sharma, Senior Content Writer

Vikash Kumar Sharma has an experience of working in both print and electronic media for over 10 years. He has worked as senior reporter with The Telegraph and few tabloids. As freelancer also he has done few short stories and documentaries.

Priya Abraham, Senior Content Executive

Priya Abraham is a communication professional with over 11 years of experience in media houses, development sector organizations and consulting firms including organizations. During her stint as a news reporter for The Telegraph, The Pioneer, she had the opportunity to communicate with lakhs of readers through her news stories on education, youth, environment, climate, women empowerment, agriculture etc. Priya has also worked as the Documentation officer for the Australian High Commission’s Project on Empowering adolescent girls in the Urban slums of Bhubaneswar besides having developed contents for different print publications and websites including the Bhubaneswar Development Authority.

Chiranjibi Pati, Reporter, Senior Content Executive

Starting his professional career in media as a freelance sports presenter and commentator during his BSc (Geology) days in 2012, Chiranjibi has an experience of more than three years in international cricket website cricbuzz.com as an audio commentator. He has also worked as an anchor and international sports commentator for Doordarshan in Odia, Hindi and English, sports presenter for Odia news channel News 7 and radio compere in All India Radio. Before joining odishatv.in, he was working as a freelance media professional and event manager. After completing his MSc in Geology from Ravenshaw University, he studied MA in Journalism and Mass Communication at BJB Autonomous College, Bhubaneswar.

Surya Narayan Pradhan, Executive Content Writer

Surya Narayan Pradhan started his career with The Financial Express, Mumbai, as a Trainee Sub-editor in 2006. He went on to work with moneycontrol.com and UTVi, the precursor of Bloomberg TV India, in Mumbai. Before joining odishatv.in in September 2012, he was working with Tehelka Publication’s biz daily, The Financial World, in New Delhi. He has been writing regularly on his areas of interest: business and politics.

Pradeep Singh, Assistant Content Executive

Pradeep Singh Pradeep completed his Masters in Journalism from Berhampur University. Prior to working with Odishatv.in, he worked as Copy Editor withTripped Media and Movie News Guide. He loves watching movies and visiting historical places.

Suryakant Jena, Assistant Content Executive

Suryakant Jena has nearly one and half years of experience in the field of journalism. He started his career as a content executive for media start up Media Research and Development Studies, writing for website of PrameyaNews 7 channel and later joined Pragativadi where he worked as a Sub-Editor for its website before joining odishatv.in.

Devbrat Patnaik, Assistant Executive Content Writer

Devbrat Patnaik joined OTV digital team as Content Writer for its online portal in February 2017. He has been developing content and reporting on various issues and current affairs. He began his career with the print medium as the Copy editor-cum-Reporter for Pioneer, Bhubaneswar. A Masters in JMC from Berhampur University, he is a passionate singer armed with a Bachelor’s degree in Hindustani Classical vocal. He has received National Cultural Proficiency and various State-level championship awards. A basketball player, he has led Berhampur University team at the National level.

Sarmeeli Mallick, Assistant Executive Content Writer

Sarmeeli started her career with the ‘Media Research and Development Studies’, Bhubaneswar where she wrote news contents for websites like Prameya News 7, News Odisha and Woman Odisha. An alumnus of the 2014-16 batch of Utkal University, she has also worked with the Assam Tribune, Guwahati and Naxatra News, Bhubaneswar as an intern.