• Nikhil Kumar is CNN's New Delhi Bureau Chief responsible for the strategic planning of the network's multi-platform news coverage from India and the region. He oversees CNN's reporting on key political, economic and social stories from this diverse region.

    Kumar was previously the South Asia Bureau Chief for TIME magazine based in New Delhi. Before moving to India in early 2015 he was a Senior Editor based in New York, editing and managing TIME's international editions, as well as foreign coverage in TIME's U.S. edition.

    Kumar has reported on several key regional and global political, economic and social stories including the devastating Nepal earthquake in 2015, the global financial crisis, the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis and the Boston marathon bombings. He has also interviewed leaders from the region including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani, Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena and Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. 

    Before joining TIME, Kumar was New York correspondent for both The Independent newspaper and the London Evening Standard covering a number of major stories from around the U.S., including the 2012 Presidential elections, the shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut and the Boston Marathon bombings.

    Before moving to the U.S., Nikhil worked as a reporter and editor at The Independent's headquarters in London and was part of the team that led the paper's coverage of the global financial crisis and the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis.

    Kumar graduated with honors in philosophy from University College London.

    Follow him on Twitter @nkreports