Ashutosh quits IBN7, Vinay Tewari to take additional charge of news channel

09 Jan,2014

By A Correspondent


It’s a move that not’s entirely unexpected in the capital’s news circles. IBN7 Managing Editor Ashutosh has decided to move on. He will be succeeded by Vinay Tewari, Managing Editor, CNN-IBN who will now also lead IBN7 editorial operations in the same capacity. In this expanded role, Tewari will also drive network synergies across CNN-IBN and IBN7.


Speaking on the development, B.Sai Kumar, Group CEO, Network18 said: “Ashutosh has played a key role in IBN7’s emergence as one of the most credible brands in Hindi news. We thank him for his immense contribution and commitment to the Network. Vinay has led CNN-IBN admirably and in this expanded mandate, we’re confident that he will not only take IBN7 to new heights editorially but also strengthen our general news network further”


Commenting on this, Rajdeep Sardesai, Editor-In-Chief, IBN News Network added “Ashu has been a driving force behind IBN7 and his passion and leadership has been instrumental in making it into a fearless and independent voice in Hindi journalism. We thank him for his stellar effort and wish him the very best. Vinay has been an integral part of the general news network from the very beginning and I’m confident that he will bring his unique perspective and rich news experience to bear at IBN7 and the network ”


Said Ashutosh: “Building IBN7 into what it is today has been one of the most satisfying experiences of my professional journey. I would like to thank all my colleagues for their support and look forward to newer challenges”


And this is what Mr Tewari said: “IBN7 today stands for the best in hard-hitting and inclusive journalism and it’s a privilege for me to lead it further. I look forward to working closely with the talented and passionate team to ensure we honor the trust of our viewers in IBN7 and ensure that both CNN-IBN and IBN7 benefit and capitalize from the general news network in equal measure.”


Although the communiqué received from the channel doesn’t mention where Ashutosh is moving to, there are rumours that he may join the Aam Aadmi Party. “These are again historic moments, societal churning is on, everybody has to contribute to make the change robust and beautiful,” Ashutosh tweeted earlier today.


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