Nair has over 25 years of experience in journalism. He started his career with UNI in Kerala and then moved to Delhi. In terms of beats, he has covered politics, sports and defence. His television journey began in 1995 with TV18. He has also produced programmes for Doordarshan, BBC, Sony and Asia's first business channel ABNI.
He jumped into the world of 24X7 television when TV18 launched CNBC TV18, a business channel. In 2005, he got the opportunity to come back into general news with the launch of CNN IBN.
Nair is a Chemistry graduate and a gold medallist in Journalism from the Indian Institute of Journalism in Trivandrum. He holds a Master's degree in Communication and Journalism from Kerala University.