TV9 Marathi managing editor Kumawat resigns within a month

MUMBAI: What is going on at TV9? Umesh Kumawat, who had started his innings at TV9 Marathi as the managing editor recently, has left the company within a month. Monday (31 July) was his last day in office. Recently, celebrated journalist Nikhil Wagle had reportedly quit hosting weekday show 'Sadetod' within three months.

Kumawat did not take the call when tried his number -- twice. Before TV9, Kumawat worked for ABP News for 14 years, and has earlier done stints with Zee News and Aajtak.

Speaking to on 21 June, Kumawat had said, "We have changed the format of TV9 Marathi; senior journalist Nilesh Khare' will now host shows such as  ‘Baatmi Maagchi Baatmi’ and ‘Sadetod with Nikhil Wagle.’ Nilesh Khare is the TV9 Marathi executive editor, host and anchor.

TV9 Marathi recently also introduced other news formats in prime time slots -- 'Maharashtra Uttar Haway', 'Aaple Shahar,' 'Divasbharachya Baatmya' and 'Mumbai 24x7.' Kumawat had declined to offer comment on the general fall in news viewership across channels. 

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