MUMBAI: It's a celebration time in India TV office as the chairman and editor-in-chief Rajat Sharma has announced key elevations and appointments in editorial leadership.
The senior executive editor Piyush Padmakar has been elevated to the position of managing editor - news. He will head news and editorial and shall also be responsible for input and output, daily planning, programming and promotions.
Along with him, the assistant managing editor Anita Sharma has been elevated to the position of managing editor - news operations. She will be heading all newsroom manpower and operations, response, archives and co-ordination with all other departments. And, the senior executive editor Amrendra Pratap Singh has also been elevated as managing editor. He will be heading the new project.
Sharma stated, “I am extremely pleased to announce this young, energetic and truly aggressive team to lead the editorial function. With this new team in place, I feel very confident that the channel and the company continues to follow its aggressive growth path.”
In other key elevations, Sachin Sahay has been made the editor - output. He will now be responsible for news output and feeds with additional responsibility of training.
Pranay Yadav, who has been elevated as editor-political, will now head Aaj Ki Baat as the editor and producer. He will also be additionally responsible for reporting based special shows.
As a key new appointment, Utpal Chaudhry, who has moved in from ABP News, has been appointed as the editor – input. He will head news input and shall be responsible for daily planning and news reporting, interaction with bureaus and ideas. Surender Gumber has been elevated as the editor – assignment who will now head the assignment department, news gathering and logistics.