Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Naveen Naqvi

Naveen Naqvi is a Senior Anchor at Pakistan’s first English Language channel, DawnNews. She presents the morning news program, Breakfast at Dawn. It is the only show in Pakistan that incorporates social networking sites including Facebook and Twitter, an innovation in journalism that was brought by Naveen. She is the only Pakistani presenter to tweet live on air, and quips that even if others follow her lead, she’ll still be the first!
In July 2009, Naveen started writing with the blog section of Dawn’s website and soon after for The Huffington Post.
The idea behind converging the two media – new and mainstream – is to give a voice to the liberal, educated and otherwise, unheard Pakistanis. The more selfish reason is that she loves it!
As a journalist, Naveen was invited to the Eurasian Media Forum in April 2009. There she interviewed former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, and chaired a panel discussion with leading analysts and journalists on media management of Gaza conflict. Some of the better known names are George Galloway and Gideon Levy.
More recently, she was invited on a panel of Pakistan’s top seven journalists to interview the visiting US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.
Prior to DawnNews, Naveen worked from 2002 – 05 as Producer Pakistan of NBC News. She started off as a fixer and worked her way up to bureau chief. Here she worked on news stories for Nightly News and Today show, conducted on-camera interviews, reported breaking news for MSNBC, wrote stories for, and managed the Islamabad bureau. She assisted in the coordination of two interviews with General Pervez Musharraf – one for Tom Brokaw
Naveen has also been (in another life) an entertainment television production manager, television actor and model. As the presenter for Music Channel Charts, she did another first for Pakistani TV when she became the first VJ ever.