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About Us

Odishatv.in is an initiative by Odisha Television Network 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

Debasish Panigrahi, Head Of Digital News

With over 23 years of experience in print and digital journalism, Debasish Panigrahi has worked with several top media houses in the country. He began his career in journalism with leading tabloid Afternoon Despatch and Courier in Mumbai, covering crime, law and politics before moving to the Hindustan Times, Mumbai. He later joined the Times Internet, India’s leading digital platform. In his career spanning over two decades, he is credited with many major news breaks, in-depth reportage, analysis of gangland activities and mafia operation in the financial capital of the country, some of which became staples for a string of Bollywood movies. He specializes in subjects, ranging from terrorism, Naxal insurgency, narcotics and betting syndicates to financial crimes. Nature, humanity and wildlife are his other areas of special interest.

Sanjeev Kumar Patro, Chief Sub Editor

Sanjeev Kumar Patro: Having worked in the mainstream English media for over 16 years, loves investigative journalism, which encompasses fact-checking of political speeches, digging of the digital data & decoding hidden assumptions behind statements.  The conferment of awards like the Laadli & Manthan Young Journalist Award sum it up all. Before joining Odishatv.in, had worked at various capacities in English dailies like New Indian Express, Orissa Post & The Pioneer. A firm believer in the adage Tranquility is the ultimate triumph.

Bikram Keshari Jena, Chief Sub Editor

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, Chief Sub Editor

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.

Pradeep Singh, Senior Sub Editor

Pradeep began his professional career with The Pioneer. He has worked for several news organisations prior to working with Odishatv.in. He was with Contify as Copy Editor; he was also CE for Movie News Guide & Tripped Media of Tune Media (IBTimes). He has been writing regularly on several topics ranging from politics and social issues to crime.

Devbrat Patnaik, Senior Sub Editor

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.

Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty, Senior Sub Editor

With more than seven years of experience in the field of journalism, Rashmi, a Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication from Ravenshaw University, started his career as a city journalist with The Times of India in 2013. Later, he joined Contify and then odishatv.in before moving to Delhi to work with Zee Media Corporation Limited. Prior to his second innings with odishatv.in now, Rashmi worked with ETV Bharat in Hyderabad and was assigned with the task to look after the international desk. A dog lover and passionate cricket player, Rashmi has a keen interest in international affairs, politics and cricket.

Ramakanta Biswas, Senior Sub-Editor

Ramakanta has over six years of experience in the field of journalism. A masters in Journalism & Mass Communication from AMIT College (Utkal University), he started his career as a sub-editor in English daily Orissa Post in 2013. He also worked as head of English news portal of Pragativadi before joining Odisha Television Limited (digital). He has been writing on topics like politics, crime & social issues.

Suryakant Jena, Sub Editor

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.

Sarmeeli Mallick, Sub Editor

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.

Mrunal Manmay Dash, Sub-editor

Mrunal holds a Masters Degree in English literature from Ravenshaw University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management from IIMS Pune. Following his PGDM, he went on to work in sales and marketing departments of various organisations for 6-7 years before settling down to become a content writer in a software company in Bhubaneswar. He has been writing on subjects ranging from technical to socio-political issues. Currently working as a sub-editor since one year, Mrunal’s interests include riding sports bikes and taking solo road trips.

Nitesh Kumar Sahoo, Sub-editor

A senior content writer with a demonstrated history of working in the writing and editing industry in diverse fields for over 5 years, both as a freelancer and on full time basis, Nitesh has also authored a novel An Eclipse of Yesteryear. With a passion for the entertainment industry, he has also directed short films and several music videos.

Poonam Singh, Sub-Editor

After completing her Masters in JMC from Ravenshaw University, Poonam worked as news content writer at ‘Media Research and Development Studies’, Bhubaneswar. Later she worked with an IT firm, ‘Manoroma Web Solutions Pvt. Ltd’ as a content writer before joining odishatv.in

Dipti Ranjan Das, Sub editor-cum-reporter

Passionate about Journalism and wanting to explore the North-East, Dipti Ranjan Das studied Masters in Journalism & Mass Communication at the Central University of Sikkim. Believing his obligation towards Odisha, he decided to pursue journalism in his state. After his internship at The Times of India, he reported for OrissaPOST in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela for nearly 2-years after which he joined odishatv.in . He specialises in new media and ardent about documentary making.