Govindraj Ethiraj

Govindraj Ethiraj

Founder of Boom Live

Biography

Govindraj Ethiraj is a television & print journalist and Founder of BOOM Live, a next generation television news initiative. BOOM sits on Ping Digital Broadcast Network, a digital to satellite television network company co-founded by him in the news, utility and knowledge space.

He is also Founder & Managing Trustee of the award-winning www.indiaspend.org & www.factchecker.in, a twin public interest journalism effort that uses data to tell stories. IndiaSpend is a member of the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN).

He also anchors seasonal shows on Indian news television the current one being the weekly `Policy Watch on public service broadcaster Rajya Sabha or RS TV.

Previously, he was Founder-Editor in Chief of Bloomberg TV India, a 24-hours business news service launched out of Mumbai in 2008 and a partnership between Bloomberg LLP and the UTV Group in India. Prior to setting up Bloomberg TV, he worked with Business Standard newspaper as Editor (New Media) with a specific mandate of integrating the newspapers news operations with its digital or web platform. Before that, Govindraj spent five years with television channel CNBC-TV18 where he worked from near start-up point and actively drove most of the channels programming growth and expansion initiatives.

Prior to television, he worked in print in The Economic Times, Business World and Business India magazines. He has been a career business journalist who has reported and written on Indian business for thelast 24 years.

He is a Fellow of The Aspen Institute, Colorado and a winner of the BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders Award 2014.