Sumit Awasthi comes back for his second innings at Zee Media Corp

MUMBAI:  Zee Media Corporation Ltd has announced the appointment of Sumit Awasthi as Resident Editor, today.

Sumit Awasthi, a Science graduate and post-graduate in Journalism from Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, has rejoined Zee Media after a gap of 14 years in which he had been with Aaj Tak and IBN7. In his last assignment at Aaj Tak, he was the Deputy Editor (Political) and a Primetime Anchor (Dastak – the flagship primetime show was anchored by him). In addition he also was reporting on major assignments.

On the occasion Sumit Awasthi said, “14 years back, I had started my career at Zee Media and this is going to be my second stint here and it is feels like coming back to home. Zee Media is the place where I started my Journalism profession as a Reporter and then as an Anchor as well. And, it was here that people started recognising me. So it feels great to be part of Zee Media family once again.”

In these last 14 years the TV News industry has seen a sea-change and I have come back to lend my hand to India’s biggest News Network to become India’s most watched network as well. In this TRP race, I will try to make Zee News to be No 1 Channel as well. With everybody’s efforts and teamwork, this can be achieved. ”

His major forte has always remained Political assignments, but apart from this he has extensively worked on Cricket and International Politics. He is the proud recipient of NT Awards 2012 for ‘Best Anchor’ and Madhavji Jyoti Puraskar for ‘Best Journalist’. He has also been nominated for Indian Telly Awards and Hero Honda ITA Awards for ‘Best Anchor’.

On the occasion, Mr Alok Agrawal, CEO, Zee Media Corporation Ltd said, “ We were looking for a seasoned hand in the Political Reportage spectrum and with Sumit on board, we are sure that Zee Media will gain with Sumit’s experience.” We are also confident that the job entrusted to Sumit will be undertaken with a finesse that has become his trademark.”

On the occasion, Mr Sudhir Chaudhury, Editor, Zee Media Corporation Ltd said, “We at Zee Media are readying ourselves for major reporting during the Assembly Elections in Delhi, MP, Chhattisgarh, Manipur and Rajasthan in 2013 and the General Elections in 2014. Having Sumit will add to our Political Reporting acumen and Zee Media Corp is happy to welcome him.”

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