Zee Media brings on board editorial head for its English news channel

18 Aug,2015

By A Correspondent

 

Zee Media Corporation Limited (ZMCL) has moved a step further ahead in its foray into the English news broadcasting space with the appointment of Rohit Gandhi as Editor-in-Chief – English News Broadcast and Related Content. Gandhi will be heading the operations of all initiatives in this space, working closely with the Business Head & Revenue Resources. He will report in to Punit Goenka.

 

Punit Goenka

Speaking on the initiative, Punit Goenka said, “Venturing into the English news space allows us to extend our presence in the overall news genre across geographies and even in the international arena. We want to launch a news network for global audiences with an Indian point of view. With Rohit onboard to spearhead this initiative, we are confident that we will be able to showcase a world-class product.”

Gandhi brings with him over 23 years of rich experience across forty countries. In his previous assignment, he was t International Correspondent & Communication Strategist for South Asian International News, prior to which he worked with CBC, CNN, BCTV & Global TV, Canada, and NDTV. He has covered many war zones including Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003.

Meanwhile, as has been rumoured, Zee Media Corporation Limited is likely ink an editorial arrangement with US newscaster CNN once the latter’s association with IBN ends in January 2016. There is no official word on this from ZMCL though.

 

Rohit Gandhi

 

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