Name Putra Nababan
Parents Panda Nababan
|Full Name James Parulian Putra Nababan|
Born 28 July 1974 (age 41) (1974-07-28) Jakarta, Indonesia
Occupation JournalistNews presenter
Awards 2009 Panasonic Awards for Best News Presenter2010 Panasonic Gobel Awards for Best News Presenter2011 Panasonic Gobel Awards for Best News Presenter2012 Panasonic Gobel Awards for Best News Presenter
Spouse Mira Maria Melati Sirait (m. 2004)
Education Midland University (1991–1994)
Children Gabriel Indonesia Prinz Nababan, Aubriel Mutiara Aza Nababan
Siblings Putri Nababan, Anggi Nababan
Similar People Panda Nababan, Arief Suditomo, Michael Tjandra, Prabu Revolusi, Ralph Tampubolon
[50 fps] Seputar Indonesia RCTI (with Putra Nababan) - 15 Juni 2010
Putra Nababan (born 28 July 1974) is an Indonesian newsreader, journalist and editor in chief of MetroTV. He has received four Panasonic Gobel awards.
- 50 fps Seputar Indonesia RCTI with Putra Nababan 15 Juni 2010
- Young On Top Putra Nababan Najwa Shihab Part2
- Early life and education
- Personal life
Young On Top: Putra Nababan & Najwa Shihab (Part2)
Early life and education
Nababan was born with the name James Parulian Putra Nababan in Jakarta on 28 July 1974. According to his parents Panda Nababan and Ria Purba, the name James is used abroad, Parulian is used in his hometown, Putra is used throughout Indonesia, while Nababan is his family name. He is second of three children.
Nababan moved to Sioux City, Iowa, United States, in 1988 to continue his studies through a student exchange. He graduated from high school in one year. Influenced by his father, he chose to be a journalist. He enrolled in the department of journalism of Midland Lutheran College, Fremont, Nebraska, at the age of 16. He graduated three years later. During his time in college, he held a part-time job as a security guard for two years.
After returning to Indonesia, Nababan worked for Forum Keadilan magazine, Koran Merdeka (later renamed Rakyat Merdeka), and Metro TV. He has worked for RCTI since 2004.
In 2008, PDI Perjuangan offered to make him a legislative candidate for the party in the 2009 election, but he refused. In March 2010, he interviewed US President Barack Obama about his childhood in Indonesia.
Nababan has received four Panasonic Gobel awards for Best News Presenter in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Nababan and Mira Maria Melati Sirait dated for nine and a half years before marrying on 14 February 2004; together they have two children, named Aubriel Mutiara Aza Nababan and Gabriel Indonesia Prinz Nababan.