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News X strengthens leadership with new hires

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MUMBAI-NewsX, India's new news leader has augmented its leadership team with a number of key appointments to consolidate its position for future growth.

The channel, now India’s leading English news channel with a consistent performance of being a market leader over the last 17 weeks has some aggressive growth plans and the addition of fresh talent is in line with the same.

Rahul Shivshankar, executive editor and a renowned anchor on Headlines Today, has joined as the managing editor with NewsX. Diptosh Majumdar, ex-National affairs editor with CNN-IBN, also joins the team in the same capacity. To augment channel’s business operations, Raktim Das, erstwhile Business Head and Senior Vice President at Zee News Limited has joined as President. Shivshankar, a celebrated name in the news fraternity, has been associated with brands like Times Now, and Headlines Today in the past. Majumdar joins in from DNA. Prior to DNA, he was a senior editorial resource with CNN-IBN.

Das, comes with an exhaustive experience in the media space spanning newspaper, magazine and television. As part of his new mandate, he’ll be responsible for brand development and exploring new avenues of revenue generation. He has earlier worked with brands like India Today, Times of India and Zee News.

Kartikeya Sharma, MD, ITV Network said in an official communiqué “We are delighted to induct seasoned talent on board at this important juncture, and we are confident that their experience and understanding of the business will help us to achieve our objective of sustaining the leadership in the genre, and will set new benchmarks in Indian news television.”

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