Mallika Kapur is CNNs Mumbai-based international correspondent and is responsible for the networks coverage from Indias financial capital. She also covers news stories from across South Asia.
Kapur covered a number of key economic stories for the Eye on India week of special programming including the emergence of the country as an auto manufacturing hub, innovations in providing quality but affordable healthcare and the countrys increasing appetite for luxury residential and commercial properties. She has also contributed stories to CNN's Freedom Project which is exposing human trafficking and modern day slavery in countries worldwide.
Other recent assignments have included the Commonwealth Games in India, visit of President Barack Obama to India, and the launch of the new rupee symbol. She has reported on the Mumbai terrorist attacks, the subsequent investigation and India-Pakistan dialogue addressing terrorism.
She has reported extensively on the Indian financial market, as part of the network's coverage of the global financial meltdown. While based in Mumbai, she has covered stories on India's hot property market and retail business for CNN's special programming week, India Means Business. Kapur has also focused on environmental stories, including the use of solar technology in rural areas, development of electric cars and a push towards organic farming. Kapur has also worked as an anchor on shows from the networks London and Hong Kong bureaus and reported extensively from the London Stock Exchange.
Kapur's news experience includes reporting on the aftermath of the July 2006 railway bombings in Mumbai and covering the July 7th London bombings in 2005. She has also travelled to the remote Andaman & Nicobar Islands in India to report on the aftermath of the Asian Tsunami.
Kapur has been reporting for CNN since 2002 covering a variety of business, market and general news stories in Europe. In 2004, she was promoted to the position of reporter/producer. She contributes regularly to CNN feature shows including 'CNN Business Traveller', 'Eco Solutions as well as CNN's 'Eye on India'.
Kapur joined CNN as an assistant producer and was promoted to producer in May 2001, following which she produced CNN's then live news programmes 'World Business Today', 'CNN Today' and 'Business International'. Kapur's field production experience included co-ordinating CNN's coverage of the NATO meeting in Iceland in May 2002, and the International Telecom fair in Geneva in October 2003.
Before joining CNN, Kapur, worked for CNBC - first in New York, then in Singapore.
Kapur is Indian and was born in Calcutta. She graduated with a BA (Honours) in International Relations from Brown University, USA, and went on to do a Masters in Broadcast Journalism at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in New York. Her journalistic career began with an internship at The Statesman newspaper in Calcutta, India.