Navika Kumar is a popular Indian news anchor.Since childhood, she was interested in business and economy-related issues and wanted to become a research-writer in the field. To fulfill her desired of becoming a research-writer, she attended Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune where she pursued a Master of Arts (Economics), and simultaneously, she decided to receive training to become a research-writer. After receiving her masters degree, she had two options, first, to join HSBC Bank, where her father was working, and second, to join the Economic Times as a business writer. Navika Kumar in her youth.After working for a while with The Economics Times, she worked with The Observer.In 1995, she joined the Indian Express in Chandigarh; however, after six months, she had to relocate to Delhi, where her husband was transferred, and she started working with The Indian Express in Delhi.In 2005, she joined Times Network as a senior journalist.After working 16 years with Times Network, she was promoted to the post of Managing Editor.She is known for her reporting on Common Wealth Games and Lalit Modis IPL scam.In 2018, she interviewed the Unnao Rape case accused Kuldeep Singh Sengar.In an interview, while talking about her political inclination, she said, People may call me pro-BJP because the party frankly represents itself on my channel. I am so happy to take the Congress point of view and you can ask anybody how many attempts I have made in the last four years since I have been handling the calling card policy in Times Now. How many attempts I have made for them to bury the hatchet and represent themselves. I have given them the offers of doing one-on-one interactions, I have requested them to come on debates, putting their view across. But if someone doesnt want to communicate with me, can you blame me for it?.She is also known for her name being dragged in Republic TVs TRP scam case. According to ARG Outlier Media Private Limited, the parent company of Republic TV, on 18 January 2021, in one of her shows, she misused the charge sheet documents of Mumbai Police to malign the credibility of Arnab Goswami and Republic TV.