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Sumit Awasthi returns to Zee Media as Resident Editor

He has rejoined Zee Media after a gap of 14 years during which time he had been with Aaj Tak and IBN7

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | October 23, 2013

Sumit Awasthi

Zee Media Corporation has announced the appointment of Sumit Awasthi as Resident Editor. He has rejoined Zee Media after a gap of 14 years during which time he had been with Aaj Tak and IBN7. In his last assignment at Aaj Tak, he was Deputy Editor (Political) and a primetime anchor (Dastak, the flagship primetime show).

Awasthi said, “Fourteen years back I had started my career at Zee Media and this is going to be my second stint here and it feels like coming back home. Zee Media is the place where I started my journalism profession as a reporter and then as an anchor as well. It was here that people started recognising me. So it feels great to be part of Zee Media family once again.”

He added, “In these last 14 years the TV news industry has seen a sea-change and I have come back to lend my hand to India’s biggest news network to become India’s most watched network as well. In this TRP race, I will try to make Zee News No. 1. With everybody’s efforts and teamwork, this can be achieved.” ”

Alok Agrawal, CEO, Zee Media Corporation, said, “We were looking for a seasoned hand in the political reportage spectrum and with Sumit on board, we are sure to gain from his experience. We are also confident that the job entrusted to Sumit will be undertaken with a finesse that has become his trademark.”

Sudhir Chaudhury, Editor, Zee Media, said, “We are readying ourselves for major reporting during the Assembly elections in Delhi, MP, Chhattisgarh, Manipur and Rajasthan in 2013 and the General Elections in 2014. Having Sumit will add to our political reporting acumen and Zee Media Corp is happy to welcome him.”

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