First on MxMIndia: Barkha Dutt now heads edit across NDTV, Sonia Singh is Ed Director

21 Oct,2011

By A Correspondent

 

News television major NDTV has announced the elevation of group editor (English) Ms Barkha Dutt and senior managing editor Ms Sonia Verma Singh.

 

Ms Dutt will now will be Group Editor across NDTV and President of the Editorial Board. Ms Singh will be NDTV’s Editorial Director and President of NDTV’s Ethics Committee.

 

Meanwhile, NDTV has also instituted an Editorial Board with Ms Radhika Roy as Chairperson. The Board will be responsible for all standards and matters editorial across NDTV. It will meet once a month to take stock of all editorial issues, including of course ratings. The details of the Board, its remit and its exact constitution, which will include the managing editors of all channels and the head of Convergence will be annouced shortly. On the other hand, the Ethics Commitee will develop consistent standards and oversee all ethical issues across the organization.

 

About the two star news anchors: From her website barkhadutt.tv: Barkha Dutt’s frontline reporting of the Kargil conflict in 1999 raised her to prominence in India. She has reported on many conflicts, ranging from Kashmir to Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq. Currently, she is Group Editor-English News, NDTV, a leading Indian television network, and the host of “We the People”, a weekly discussion show on current events. Barkha also writes a weekly column for The Hindustan Times and Khaleej Times.

 

Some awards she has won: Global Leader of Tomorrow Award from the World Economic Forum, 2001; Commonwealth Broadcasters Award, 2002; Broadcast Journalist of the Year by the Indian Express, 2005; Padma Shri (Journalism), 2008.

 

On the other hand, Senior Managing Editor, Sonia Varma Singh is also an NDTV veteran of nearly two decades. Info courtesy the NDTV website: As an anchor of popular shows ‘India 60 Minutes’ and ‘Your Call’, she has won acclaim from both critics and viewers for her work. Conferred by FICCI with the ‘Young Leader Award’, Sonia Varma Singh has interviewed the country’s top politicians, bureaucrats and stars.

 

In July this year, Mr Vikram Chandra was appointed CEO of the NDTV group and a member of the Board with overall operational responsibility of the organisation and the network’s sales and viewership numbers. The announcement is in contintuation with the changes in the leadership structure at NDTV.


 

Image courtesy NDTV.com

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  1. Deepakodhekar says:

    barakha is great & she deserves