Barkha Dutt is an Indian television journalist and author. She emerged as a prominent figure after her frontline war reporting on the Kargil Conflict between India & Pakistan in 1999. She has also won many national and international awards, including the Padma Shri. At NDTV, Dutt was the host of the weekly, award-winning talk-show We The People as well as the daily prime-time show The Buck Stops Here.
Dutt graduated from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi with a degree in English literature and received a Master’s in Mass Communications from Jamia Millia Islamia. She started her journalism career with NDTV and later rose to head the English news wing of the organisation. She also obtained a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, New York.