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News18 Lokmat appoints Umesh Kumawat as managing editor

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MUMBAI: Network18 has today announced the appointment of Umesh Kumawat as managing editor of News18 Lokmat that positions itself on top of the ladder in the regional broadcast news industry. The company is is a joint venture of two media powerhouses in India, Network 18’s TV18 Broadcast Ltd. and the Lokmat Media Pvt Ltd, running Maharashtra’s newspaper.

He comes with close to nineteen years of experience in journalism. Prior to Network18, he was senior editor with ABP News for fourteen years. Previously he has been a part of  media brands like Aajtak, Zee News and TV 9.  He has also been honored with many awards in the field of journalism.

Kumawat said, “I’m delighted to be leading the team at News18 Lokmat and being a part of Network18 Group, which is one of the most renowned media houses in India. It is an honor to be a part of such a well-respected media house that comprises of an incredibly talented team. I look forward to bringing authentic, speedy and reliable news and stories to our audience. It is my goal to make the channel an essential part of the viewer’s everyday life.”

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