CEO / Principal
Arts and entertainment reporter, Communications Director, Director of Development and Marketing, Senior Publicist, Event Manager are all titles Jitin Hingorani has mastered in his lengthy and prosperous career in journalism, non-profit management, and public relations. His first job was working in broadcast news at CNN’s sister station in Texas, News 8 Austin, a Time-Warner-owned, 24-hour news channel, where he covered arts, religion, and general assignment news and anchored the weekend newscasts. During his tenure as Senior Reporter/Weekend Anchor, Jitin won several Texas Associated Press Awards, including “Best Reporter,” and his five-part series on the outsourcing of Austin jobs to Bangalore earned him a Texas Emmy nomination.
Passionate to serve his community, Jitin joined the battered women’s movement and served as the Communications Director for the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the Texas Council on Family Violence. As the spokesperson for the movement, Jitin collaborated with President George W. Bush’s cabinet on legislation, trained domestic violence survivors and advocates on how to best deal with the media, and launched several national and statewide public awareness campaigns on teen dating violence and violence against women in the U.S. military. To garner international event management and PR experience, Jitin joined The Miracle Foundation, an organization that builds orphanages and schools in India, as their Director of Development and Marketing. During that time, Jitin organized the grand opening of an “ideal village” of orphanages in one of the poorest states in India.
His ties with the Bollywood community enabled him to invite a major celebrity to come on board as the “brand ambassador” for the event, which led to earned media coverage in Times of India, BBC World, Associated Press, and many others. Jitin has also successfully pitched and secured coverage on the Oprah Winfrey Show, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Good Morning America, Variety, New Yorker Magazine, Time Out, John Walsh Show, and several other major media outlets. Most recently, Jitin served as the Senior Publicist for Great Performances and SundayArts at WNET/Thirteen, New York’s PBS affiliate. He has also been freelancing as the Manhattan arts and entertainment reporter for Asian Variety Show (AVS), a South Asian Bollywood cable program. Jitin started Jingo Media in June, 2010.