Nikhil Deogun is the Senior Vice President and Editor in Chief Business News overseeing Business Day content, coverage and production. Deogun joined CNBC in 2010 as Managing Editor, Business News.
Deogun joined CNBC from “The Wall Street Journal,” where he was the Deputy Managing Editor, a position he has held since July 2008. Deogun oversaw all financial coverage for the news organization and directed the Journal’s international network of bureaus and correspondents. Prior to this, Deogun was editor of the Money & Investing section, where he oversaw coverage of Wall Street, banking, hedge funds, private equity, mutual funds, financial markets, investing and personal finance. From March 2004, Deogun was Deputy Chief of the Journal’s Washington bureau. In this role, he focused on overseeing business and regulatory coverage in addition to shepherding investigative projects. Deogun joined “The Wall Street Journal” as a reporter in Atlanta in 1994 and moved to the New York bureau in June 1999 where he covered mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance for the paper’s Money & Investing section. Deogun later spent three years as editor of the Media & Marketing section where he oversaw coverage of entertainment, publishing, advertising, consumer products, fashion, retail and other industries.
Deogun grew up in Calcutta, India and attended the Doon School in India. He earned a bachelor’s degree and graduated summa cum laude from Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio. He then received a master’s degree from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism. He is married and has two children.