Dr John Brittas is one of the prominent faces of the Television and many of his shows received wide acclamation and popular support. He is also a renowned media personality with a standing of more than three decades and presently heads Kairali Television Network (Malayalam Communications Ltd) as the Managing Director and Chief Editor. 

Awards & Recognition

Journalism Education Award from Goenka Foundation for research on “The Impact of Globalization in Print Media”

Kerala State Award for Best Anchor and Presenter during three years

Dr John Brittas was fortunate to be a journalist covering the Indian Parliament at an young age and he held Central Hall and Long and Distinguished (L&D) Journalist Pass for a long time.

Dr John Brittas was active in student politics during his college days. After graduaton he made his foray into journalism and soon he was deputed to New Delhi. He worked from Delhi as a print journalist and also as an electronic media person and had the opportunity to cover important events that shaped the Indian society and polity. The demolition of Babri Masjid, Gujarat riots, happenings in Pakistan and Nepal election are amongst the important events that he witnessed and reported about.

He was the first Indian journalist to be in Baghdad to cover the US-Iraq conflict which eventually led to the dethronement of Sadam Hussain. The news snippets disseminated from Iraq titled “Baghdad Diary” was picked up by various media organisations. He spent about a fortnight in Pakistan understanding the socio-political verticals of that nation. John Brittas had the opportunity to be the part of Prime Minister’s media team which visited US, Russia, Germany, Switzerland, etc.

He took his Doctorate ( PhD ) from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi, for his study on impact of globalisation on Indian Media.

He also regularly contributes articles on socio political issues in the print media.

Books and movies: He authored many books such as Chillujalakakkootil, Innocent Samsarikunnu, Malayalathinte Manavikatha, Sthreeparvam and Marayillathe. He also acted in Malayalam Movie “Vellivelichathil” in the title role.

Question Time, Cross Fire, JB Junction (Kairali TV) and Nammal Thammil (Asianet) gained huge attraction from the viewers.

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