Madhulika Sikka is Executive Editor for NPR News, a role she joined in January 2013. As Executive Editor, Sikka oversees all desks and reporters, and helps set the agenda for the entire News division.
Previously, Sikka was executive producer of NPR's Morning Edition, public radio's most-listened-to program. Under her leadership, Morning Edition traveled across the globe and the country reporting on the defining issues of our time, including the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award and NABJ award-winning "The York Project: Race and the '08 Vote." In 2010, Morning Edition traveled The Grand Trunk Road a ground-breaking journey along the famed highway through India and Pakistan examining the challenges facing the youth in one of the world's most volatile areas. Under her tenure, Morning Edition hosts reported from Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, and, most recently, along the Revolutionary Road: Tunisia, Libya and Egypt.
Sikka, an award-winning news producer, joined NPR in 2006 as supervising senior producer of Morning Edition and was promoted to deputy executive producer in 2008 and executive producer in 2009.
Prior to her arrival at NPR, Sikka worked for ABC News's Nightline, where she was a senior producer responsible for all aspects of the daily news broadcast, including editorial decisions and production. She joined Nightline in 1992 as a researcher and was promoted to producer. Prior to joining ABC News, she worked for World Monitor Television, CBS News, and NBC News.
She is the recipient of four Emmys, two duPont awards, a Barone award, two Peabodys, three SAJA Awards, and an NABJ Award. She was also the recipient of the India Abroad Publisher's Award for Special Excellence 2009. She is the author of the book: A Breast Cancer Alphabet.
She received a BA from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies and an M.Phil in Economics and Politics of Development from Cambridge University.
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