A Chevening scholar from UK, Dinesh Akula is working as Executive Editor for the TV9 network. The UK High Commission recognized him as an Indian Young Leader 2013 and he participated in the first edition of Young Leaders Forum.
With over 18 years of experience in media- Akula has worked with one of the best broadcast and print media in Europe and India. He has work experience with BBC in Bristol and Sky News in London.He started his career as a contributor for Femina and Times of India and later as senior journalist with Central Chronicle and political reporter with Hindustan Times. He then joined Star News as bureau incharge of central Indian state and later promoted as political and external affairs correspondent in Delhi.
As a journalist,Akula has interviewed some of the country's top news-makers. From the world of politics, former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Deputy Prime Minister Lal Kishen Advani, top politicians in the country and International leaders of USA, Europe, South East Asian countries.He has closely covered the Kargil war. He has fearlessly reported the Tsunami, Orissa super cyclone and major floods in north and south of India.
During his reporting days he has won several national and international awards for his special stories on Tsunami, child marriages, HIV victims and naxalites.