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Senthil Chengalvarayan appointed Editor-in-Chief for Network18 Business Newsroom

Latha Venkatesh and Menaka Doshi elevated as Executive Editors

Senthil Chengalvarayan appointed Editor-in-Chief for Network18 Business Newsroom

India’s largest integrated business newsroom comprises CNBC-TV18, CNBC Awaaz, CNBC-TV18 Prime HD and Latha Venkatesh and Menaka Doshi elevated as Executive Editors

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | July 12, 2013

Senthil Chengalvarayan

Network18 Group today 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. India’s No.1 business news network comprising broadcast services, CNBC-TV18, CNBC Awaaz, CNBC-TV18 Prime HD and, the country’s premier digital destination for financial news and information will now function as part of this larger editorial set-up. This follows the appointment of Shereen Bhan as Managing Editor for CNBC-TV18.

The newsroom will act as a common hub to ensure seamless broadcast and digital synergies from both 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, Senthil 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 leads at CNBC-TV18.

(Left) Lata Venkatesh and Menaka Doshi (Right)

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

Raghav Bahl

Raghav Bahl, Founder & Editor, Network18, said, “As the country’s leading broadcast and digital player in business news, we are well-positioned to redefine 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.”

B Sai Kumar

B Sai Kumar, Group CEO, Network18, added, “CNBC-TV18, CNBC Awaaz and Moneycontrol have set the benchmark when it comes to innovation and influence in business media. As they propel ahead in their growth journey, it is imperative that we fuse their editorial strengths in a manner that enhances our offering further and the Network18 Business Newsroom fulfils this objective. 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.”

Senthil commented, “I am a firm believer in the benefit that the Network18 Business Newsroom can unleash for our stellar editorial products. We pioneered business news on television and the web in India and the Newsroom is a natural extension of our successful journey. I believe that it will achieve two critical objectives for us. It’ll ensure that each of our brands access the best editorial expertise across the group while they continue to fulfil their distinct editorial propositions. And they’ll do so through a structure that capitalises on the new realities in the media landscape.”

Senthil, who’s currently the President & Editorial Director for TV18 Business Media, has been with the group for 19 years and was earlier the Managing Editor of CNBC-TV18.

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