Rajini Vaidyanathan

Award winning broadcaster with 20 years experience, across TV, Radio and Online. As a foreign correspondent Rajini has reported from across the world - most recently across the South Asia region - which includes India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Afghanistan. Stories include extensive reporting of the Sri Lanka economic protests, and the floods in Pakistan. Rajini covered the Covid crisis in South Asia, not just from India but Nepal and reported on the Indian elections, Sri Lanka terror attacks, the Rohingya refugee crisis, Trump’s visit to India, the Delhi riots, and interviewed the Dalai Lama. Named Indian TV journalist of the year for an exclusive investigation into sexual harassment in Bollywood, she also presented two investigative documentaries in 2020 - a “Panorama” on call centre scams and a BBC “Our World” on India’s missing children. Prior to that she spent six years as a BBC Washington anchor and correspondent, a regular anchor of “BBC World News America” and covered the 2016 US presidential race, from the first debates to the first years of the Trump presidency.