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Times Now: Navika Kumar elevated as managing editor - politics

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MUMBAI: Times Network has elevated Navika Kumar as the managing editor – politics at Times Now.

A post graduate in economics and known for her extensive interest in Indian politics, Kumar has been credited for investigating and breaking some of the most prolific stories which include "Office for Profit" story that led to the resignation of Sonia Gandhi, the CWG scam that led to the exit of Suresh Kalmadi, the Augusta chopper scam and Aircel Maxis deal to name a few.

In her new role, Kumar will lead the political team and will guide the channel to scale greater heights by upholding the journalistic tradition of breaking exclusive stories that epitomize the channel’s position of ‘Action Begins Here.’ Based out of Delhi, she will directly report to Times Now chief editor Rahul Shivshankar.

Times Network MD and CEO MK Anand said, “Navika is known for her level of dexterity in handling both political and economic news and is a leading political historian and commentator of the current decade.”

Shivshankar asserted, “Navika is known for her extensive knowledge of Indian politics and business which reflects in the kind of stories she has broken so far."

Kumar added, “Politics is the life blood of a vibrant democracy like India. Along with my colleagues at Times Now, we will set new standards in objective political reporting for all our valued stakeholders.”

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