Bhakta Tripathy is presently the Chief Editor of News World Odisha. He is one of the renowned television journalist of Odisha, India. He was a former editor at ETV News Odia. Before that he was associated with Odisha TV as an input and investigative editor. During his stay at OTV, his special food programme ‘Tasty Tasty’ was a huge success and largely appreciated by the audience. This show not only popularized food culture of the state, but also made the state government induct Tripathy in the Odisha Rosogolla Research Committee. After leaving Odisha Television, Bhakta Tripathy joined as the Editor, Current Affairs in Focus Odisha TV which was later renamed as News World Odisha. Here Tripathy designed and produced a special foodie programme named ‘Pujara Swada’ and ‘Nuakhai’.
Tripathy has a Master in Journalism & Mass Communication degree from the Utkal University. He started his journalism career with Sachitra Vijaya of Chennai-based Chandamama Group and then joined a leading Oriya daily The Prajatantra. He then moved to The Sambad. Miscreants attempted to attack Bhakta Tripathy several times for his investigative reporting during his tenure in Western Odisha. He unearthed a number of crime and mafia activities in coal block areas with his acute reporting skills. Women trafficking in Nayagarh, ISI activities in Nuagaon, Nayagarh were some of the most talked about stories reported by him. Nexus between Jail authorities and the criminal prisoners at Puri jail and roaming around of prisoners in the broad day light brought to public notice his reporting abilities. This compelled the administration to suspend 7 police officials.
In the year 1998, he was felicitated by Khurda ‘NAC’ for the commendable achievement in the field of mass media. He also received an Outstanding Performer Award in the field of investigative reporting by The Sambad. He has been given a Media Fellowship from ‘FFDA’ Raipur (CG) based organization, for reporting on socio-economic condition of Western Odisha Migrant Labourers in the year 2002. In the year 2003 he was chosen as the Best Journalist by Western Odisha weekly Janatara Bandhu. He has received ‘Bartabaha Sanman’ by Boudha Pustak Mela in the year 2004. In the year 2010, he has received Sanjay Rout Memorial Talent Award by Utkal Sambadika Sangha.