Arunoday Mukharji is a Principal Correspondent & Anchor with CNN-IBN and one of the founder employees of the channel, having joined the team in July 2005. A graduate in English Honours and fresh out of St. Stephen's College, Delhi, Arunoday forgot all about Literature - plunging straight into the world of crime reporting. He covered all the major terror attacks India witnessed since 2005. Be it the October 2005 serial blasts in Delhi, the November 2007 blasts in UP, the 2008 blasts in Jaipur or the September serial blasts in Delhi later that year. He even reported from Jamia - the site of one of the most controversial encounters in September 2008, which exposed the alleged terror network of the Indian Mujahideen. But his greatest experience would have to be reporting from outside the Taj and Oberoi Trident during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. Stationed outside the Taj for 3 days straight was one of the most challenging assignments. Apart from anchoring regular news bulletins and reporting crime, he now also co-hosts a show called YNOT
on the channel which focuses on young India. When he's not breaking news to India, Arunoday likes spending time with friends, watching movies and listening to music.