The chief editor of the Kolyma Plus TV channel, Anatoly Bitkov, was found dead in his apartment in the Russian Far Eastern town of Magadan early on Wednesday, a spokesman for the local administration reported.
A spokesman for the Russian Investigative Committee said a criminal case was opened into the journalist's murder.
Bitkov, 38, was a member of Russia's Union of Journalists. He authored and anchored news and analytical programs.
Kolyma Plus is a Magadan-based broadcaster.