Rohit Kachroo was named Manchester Metropolitan University Journalist of the Year at the 10th Asian Media Awards.
Rohit is Global Security Editor for ITN ITV and has produced a range of human stories, frontline reports, and investigations over the 12 months. He was amongst a shortlist of some of the leading journalists and writers from across the UK.
The 2022 awards celebrated the achievements of journalists, broadcasters and leading creative industry professionals.
The ceremony hosted by Sky Sports News presenter Bela Shah saw special awards for LBC News host Lisa Aziz, BBC 5 Live broadcaster Nihal Arthanayake and acclaimed TV and stage actor Kulvinder Ghir of Goodness Gracious Me fame.
Rohit was on assignment in Ukraine, so the award was accepted by Arti Lukha, Senior News Editor ITV News.
The award was presented by Andrew Dickinson, Senior Lecturer in Multimedia Journalism and Programme leader MA Multimedia Journalism.
Rohit said: “I am so disappointed I was unable to receive this award in person, but it is an honour to have won. My many thanks to the judges, to the organisers, to Dan Howells – the producer I work with, and to the dozens of colleagues I have worked with in Ukraine this year.”
Rohit has produced a range of human stories, frontline reports, and investigations over the 12months. As Global Security Editor he has reported on the days leading up to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and from the moment the conflict began, he was able to bring home the human cost of the war through a series of eyewitness reports.
He remains the only journalist to have witnessed a gun battle within Kyiv and was the first journalist to identify a Russian soldier allegedly responsible for the rape of women in towns and villages seized during the invasion.
Among other exclusive reports this year Rohit continued to tell the story of Islamic State group and told the story of a British woman searching for the truth about her father, who was beheaded on camera by the cell.
His powerful documentary charted the story of the kidnap cell and their victims, told over several years, from the battle ground to the courtroom.
The 2022 awards honoured journalism, online, radio, TV, creative media, stage, theatre and live events in 23 categories and was back at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate where the first awards took place in 2013.
The 2022 Asian Media Awards winners of all categories and special awards were revealed at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on Friday October 28.
Previous recipients of an Asian Media Award include Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Waris Hussein, Art Malik, Mehdi Hasan, Nina Wadia, Anita Rani, Shobna Gulati, Faisal Islam & Adil Ray.
The University of Salford are Premier Partners to the Asian Media Awards.
Partners to the awards include ITV, MediaCom, Reach PLC, Manchester Evening News & TheBusinessDesk.com.
The awards are also supported by Manchester Metropolitan University, AMT Lawyers, DKR Accountants, 6G Internet, Hilton Manchester Deansgate, Fritz AV, Payal Events & Cleartwo.