Rajen Garabadu

Chief Executive Producer, News18 Network


Rajen Garabadu is an internationally award-winning producer with 29 years of experience in video production and over a decade in creative communication.

As the creative and production head of India’s largest news network, Rajen Garabadu has shaped the look of 20 TV channels and produced some of the biggest current affairs shows. 

Having begun his career as a Correspondent, Rajen’s love for what he calls the 3Ps – packaging, presentation, and promos – led him to switch to the role of a Producer & Director. Ever since, he has produced thousands of hours of content and mentored hundreds of professionals in creative and operational roles.

Besides judging the Association for International Broadcasting Awards (AIBs), Rajen is on the jury of the Asian Academy Creative Awards, Promax Asia, Asian Television Awards, and Promax Africa. This year, Rajen has been invited to join the Promax India Advisory Board

An avid quizzer in his teens and a passionate writer lately, Rajen’s Saturday newsletter on LinkedIn is widely followed, where he shares nuggets from his lived experiences. Besides, Rajen publishes his opinion on news18.com and blogs on rajenreflects.com