Vivek Avasthi Started his career from The Patriot, New Delhi as a Trainee Reporter in Â March, 1992. Worked withÂ Hindustan TimesÂ andÂ The PioneerÂ before getting on the television bandwagon with the first private satellite news television channel of the country â€“Â BI TV.
JoinedÂ Aaj Tak, in its first avatar, when it was launched by Late Mr. S.P. Singh as a 30-minute news capsule on the Metro Channel of Doordarshan. As a Crime Reporter, covered major bomb blasts, rail tragedies and air crashes in and around the Capital. As a court reporter, covered all major legal cases in all the trial courts of Delhi and the Delhi High Courts.
JoinedÂ Zee NewsÂ as Special Correspondent in 1997. Apart from regular political and Parliament coverage, reported on subjects of foreign affairs and diplomacy. Was entrusted with the responsibility of setting up of the Uttar Pradesh Bureau in Lucknow in 2001.
Worked in the start up team ofÂ Star NewsÂ when Star and NDTV parted ways and Star News launched its own channel. Joined asÂ Bureau Chief of Uttar PradeshÂ and later shifted to New Delhi to head Assignment team.
Was once again associated withÂ Aaj TakÂ ofÂ TV Today NetworkÂ and was instrumental in the successful launch of its NCR channelÂ Dilli Aaj Tak.
Was also associated withÂ IBN7Â news channel ofÂ Network 18Â as the Assignment Head. The role was to interact with all bureaus and stringers across the nation, apart from forward planning for upcoming big events.
Later, launched a Uttar Pradesh-Uttaranchal Channel â€“Â UP NEWSÂ as its News Director.
At present, working Senior Editor – PoliticsÂ