Kiran Marahatta is a renown television journalist, Author and Documentary maker from Nepal currently based in New York. Marahatta, the General Secretary of Nepal America Journalists’ Association, is a senior journalist at ABC Television, a most successful news channel in Nepal, and contributor writer at HuffPost, the second largest US Media. Marahatta, the President of Nepali American Media & Research Center, New York, & Member of Foreign Press Center, USA, also serves as the contributor at Khasokhas Weekly and www.nepalbritain.com . Marahatta is reputed for his reporting and Anchoring skill & style for TV Show. He has hosted more than #3000 TV shows those contributed massively on socio-economic & political life. He is the first daily talk show host on current affairs. Starting his career in early 2000AD as a Radio Host/reporter, later Program Head at Butwal FM 94.4mhz Marahatta excelled himself so quickly. He served Nepal Television, the only government own TV station in Nepal, in 2006-2008 as an anchor/producer. He also worked with Gorkha FM 93mhz, a venture of British Gorkha Group, as an Anchor/ Reporter & Program Head in 2007-2009 before joining ABC Television where he had started as presenter/producer/reporter, later he has been promoted as Program Head & Deputy General Manager. Crosscheck, ABC WATCH & Nagarik Sambad are his famous shows.
Marahatta has several outstanding achievements in the field. He is the first South Asian Journalist to have an interview with Lionel Messi, the world’s most famous soccer star. He has presented papers in several international forums regarding Nepali Journalism and current affairs. His paper on Challenges of Nepali Nepali Media in Transitional Democracy is remarkable authorship, presented at Media and Freedom of Speech: Controversies and Social Clash, an international media conferences in Vilnius University, Europe.
Marahatta is best known for his historical documentary, Messi The Man At Barca, a documentary of football club Barcelona & Lionel Messi. Marahatta is the first Journalist from Nepal to have such highest accomplishment. Marahatta presented Dhaka Topi to Messi, Neymar teammates. The documentary has participated in different film festivals around the world and has won the Best Director Award in Global Nepali Film Festival-2018, USA. Marahatta is an author of the book The Hope which is considered as an encyclopedia for interviewing skill. The hope is one of the fastest selling books in Nepal. The publisher has prepared for the 2nd editions. Marahatta is the first Nepali Author to have selected at Independent Authors Book Experiences(IABX) which is a highly prestigious and large international book festival in the US. His another publication Media In Mass, a book on research-based television shows, is also a landmark for television anchoring. Due to his outstanding achievement, Marahatta has served as the panel of the judge in different journalism awards in Nepal and abroad.
Marahata is one of the most influential and versatile journalists who had won several national and international awards and honors that glorify his outstanding achievements in the journalism. Some of the honors and awards he has own are, NAGC International Journalism Award-2017, Excellent Journalism Award, 2013, Majheri National Honor, 2014, Outstanding journalist Honor 2014, USA. KCOA Journalism Honor, 2017, USA. JCI Nepal National Youth Award, 2017, Nepal. Agniban Journalism Award, 2017, Nepal. NOJA Journalism Prize, 2017, Nepal. Khullamanch Journalism Honor, 2017 USA.