NewsX beefs up top rung

MUMBAI: NewsX, the Indi Media-owned English news channel, has made key appointments at the top rung as part of its revamp plan.

While the channel has roped in former Triveni Media CEO Rahul Kulshreshtha as consultant for technical operations, it has also brought on board Shamya DasGupta as sports editor.

During Kulshreshtha‘s tenure at Triveni Media, the company had launched the Hindi news channel Voice of India. He has also worked with TV Today as director technology and operations.

DasGupta, meanwhile, moves in from Headlines Today, where he was working in the same capacity. Prior to Headlines Today, DasGupta has worked with the Indian Express, Tehelka, and ESPN.

Additionally, Nitin Sukhija, who was earlier with IBN7, has been appointed as entertainment and lifestyle editor in Mumbai and Monica Malik has joined as executive producer. As part of her new mandate, she will be responsible for news production and packaging of the channel. Prior to this, she was at NDTV as senior news producer.

Also, Sukarno Sen has joined as Kolkata bureau chief. Prior to NewsX, he has worked with CNN-IBN, IBN7 and Zee News.

Said a channel spokesperson, "This is an important milestone for NewsX and part of our strategy of incrementally but continuously strengthening our leadership team. At NewsX, it‘s our endeavour to deliver news and programmes that are informative, engaging and timely. The recent hiring will give a strong leadership to the team which has been delivering fresh content and programming."

Recently, NewsX got VK Shashikumar on board as head of special investigations and news programming, Nandita Kumar as GM strategy and planning, and Sanjay Singh as resident editor Mumbai.

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