Raju Santhanam is Zee News editor

MUMBAI: Zee News Ltd has named Raju Santhanam as Zee News editor. Santhanam has been appointed in place of Alka Saxena, who recently put in her papers.

Santhanam's appointment is with immediate effect. Santhanam has been associated with the Delhi edition of The Statesman as editor and also had a stint at Zee News in 2001, the same year the channel expanded its editorial team.

It was in 2001 that Sanjay Pugalia had joined the team as executive director in charge of programming on Zee News Channel and Alka Saxena as deputy editor (output). At the time Santhanam was appointed editor -- special projects.


Santhanam was one of the directors of the 45-minute documentary on Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founding father of Pakistan, which was showcased on Zee News.

Alka Saxena is currently hosting a chat show on Janmat, the views channel promoted by the Adhikari brothers, which launched on 6 November.

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