Akanksha Saxena

Senior Producer

Akanksha Saxena is an international journalist with extensive experience in working with major broadcasting networks like the BBC and TRTWorld.

She is currently a Broadcast Journalist for the global 24-hour news channel TRT World, headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey.

There, as part of the editorial team, she oversees production, determines what stories should be covered by the network, and plan long term and breaking news.

She has planned coverage for several major international stories including the War in Syria, Europe’s refugee crisis, Trump’s presidency, the security situation in Europe and Turkey.

She has been deployed for the Catalonian referendum, G7 summit and refugee crisis in Europe.

Before her work at TRT,  she was a HEFAT trained Newsgathering Producer for BBC News in South Asia.

Her four-year-long career there included coverage of Nepal Earthquake, Srilanka’s Presidential election, India’s 2014 General Election, India’s rape crisis among other significant stories for BBC’s domestic, international TV and radio outlets as well as online, on-demand and digital platforms.

She has also produced digital stories, series and radio documentaries in addition to writing for BBC online.