Times Now appoints Rahul Shivshankar as Chief Editor

16 Dec,2016

By A Correspondent


Rahul Shivshankar

Times Network has announced the appointment of Rahul Shivshankar as its Chief Editor at Times Now. This would be Shivshankar’s second stint with the network after a gap of around six years.  He assumed office yesterday (Dec 15).


Meanwhile, Hector Kenneth Kumar who had moved to NewsX earlier this year, is back at Times Now as Executive Editor. Navika Kumar is reported to be appointed Managing Editor.


In his new role, Shivshankar will lead the editorial team and will work closely with the business and leadership teams to ensure that the channel grows significantly and profitably. Based out of Mumbai, he will directly report to MK Anand, MD & CEO, Times Network.


Said Anand: “We are confident that the vast knowledge and domain expertise which he brings with him will hold Times Now in good stead and reaffirm the channel’s leadership position in the market.”  Commenting on his new role, Shivshankar said, “This is my second stint with Times Now and it’s more like a homecoming. Leading a channel that has already set a very high benchmark is always a challenge. I look forward to taking on this mantle and hope to help Times Network achieve our objectives.”


In a career spanning almost 20 years, Shivshankar has served as Editor In Chief of NewsX where he was employed until last month, Executive Editor of Headlines Today (TV Today Network) and as Senior Editor of Times Now. He has also worked for the editorial page of The Times of India.


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