Senthil Chengalvarayan appointed Editor-in-Chief for Network18 integrated business newsroom

12 Jul,2013

By A Correspondent


Senthil Chengalvarayan

Network18 Group has announced the setting up of ‘Network18 Business Newsroom’, an integrated newsroom comprising its market leading broadcast and digital news outlets in the business media space, under the leadership of Senthil Chengalvarayan. CNBC-TV18, CNBC Awaaz, CNBC-TV18 Prime HD and will now function as part of this larger editorial set-up. This follows the appointment of Shereen Bhan as the Managing Editor for CNBC-TV18.


The newsroom will act as a common hub to ensure seamless broadcast and digital synergies from both a newsgathering and output perspective across these brands, which cumulatively attract over 40 million viewers and 15 million unique visitors on an average every month. In this new capacity, Mr Chengalvarayan will work closely with R Jagannathan, Editor-In-Chief of Network18’s web and publishing stable which includes, Sanjay Pugalia, Editor-In-Chief, CNBC Awaaz and the editorial heads at CNBC-TV18.


Menaka Doshi

In a concurrent development, the editorial leadership team at CNBC-TV18 has been strengthened further with senior editors Menaka Doshi and Latha Venkatesh elevated as Executive Editors and also given charge for key verticals at the Network18 Business Newsroom. At the Newsroom, Menaka has been assigned the mandate to lead corporate reportage, law and associated areas and Latha Venkatesh will take charge of the Banking and Financial Markets vertical.


Speaking on this development, Raghav Bahl, Founder & Editor, Network18 said “As the country’s leading broadcast and digital player in business news, we are well-positioned to re-define the category in the context of a converging media landscape. The Network18 Business Newsroom is designed to capitalize on the deep engagement and trust our iconic brands enjoy. We are confident that the editorial leadership team under Senthil’s guidance will be able to craft a new paradigm in business media”


Latha Venkatesh

Commenting on this, B.Sai Kumar, Group CEO, Network18 sai:d “In Senthil, Menaka and Latha, we have the most trusted voices in business journalism today and we believe that they will bring their deep expertise and insights to bear at the Newsroom”


Added Mr Chengalvarayan, Editor-In-Chief, Network18 Business Newsroom: “We pioneered business news on television and the web in India and the newsroom is a natural extension of our successful journey. It’ll ensure that each of our brands access the best editorial expertise across the group while they continue to fulfill their distinct editorial propositions. And they’ll do so through a structure that capitalizes on the new realities in the media landscape.”


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