Ukrainian editor and journalist, Editor-in-Chief of Tvi. Since 1989, he works as the analyst of the Nezavisimaya Gazeta, specializing in post-Soviet countries, and cooperates with the Russian and Ukrainian services of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. As a freelance journalist he has been publishing articles in various newspapers and magazines such as: Russian Russkij Telegraf, Kommersant, Vedomosti, Vremya MN, Vremya novostej, Moskovskiye Novosti, Obshaja gazeta, Ukrainian Den’, Korrespondent, Profil, Delovaja Nedelja, Dzerkalo Tyzhnia, Kontrakty, Novynar, Glavred, Latvian Biznes & Baltia, Telegraf, Estonian Estonia, Postimees, Polish Polityka, Gazeta Wyborcza, Belarusian Belgazeta. In 2007, he was appointed the Editor-in-Chief of the Media-Dom holding and the Ukrainian newspaper Gazeta24. Since 2008, he has been the author of the weekly TV-show ”Kyivski pohliad”. Vitaly Portnikov is the winner of the “Zolote Pero 1989”, the award of the Ukrainian Association of Journalists. He has also been nominated for the title of the Journalist of the Year in Ukraine.