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Rajdeep Sardesai joins India Today Group as consulting editor

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MUMBAI:  After a hiatus of three months, former editor-in-chief of IBN18, Rajdeep Sardesai has decided to move to India Today Group as consulting editor.

Indiantelevision.com was the first to report that he would be looking at joining TV Today in August.

Sardesai announced his new assignment via a tweet “Delighted to be joining TV Today network, India's largest news network, as consulting editor. Looking forward to working with a great team.” He will be contributing to the revamp of the channel and its alignment with digital assets of the group. 

At first, he will be doing a prime time show on its English channel Headlines Today. On his appointment, India Today Group chairman and editor-in-chief Aroon Purie said, “Rajdeep has been an asset to whichever team he has belonged to, including the cricketing ones. Great to have him with us. I know he will hit the ball out of the park for team India Today."

Recently, the network saw Shekhar Gupta move out of his full time role into a consulting position. The network also saw Karan Thapar and Boria Majumdar join earlier this year. 

Sardesai has worked with NDTV and CNN-IBN. Prior to this, he was working with Times of India in Mumbai. Recently, he just concluded writing a book on Indian elections while simultaneously launching his own website 'Breaking Views'.

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