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Zee Media to foray into English news space; appoints Rohit Gandhi as Editor-in-Chief

Gandhi will be heading the operations of all initiatives in English News Broadcasting, working closely with the Business Head & Revenue Resources

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | August 17, 2015

Rohit Gandhi Rohit Gandhi

Zee Media Corporation (ZMCL) today announced its intention to foray into 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 to Punit Goenka. He takes charge from today.

The company is yet to announce the name of its upcoming English news channel.

Punit Goenka Punit Goenka

Speaking on the new 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 on-board to spearhead this initiative, we are confident that we will be able to showcase a world-class product. We welcome Rohit to the Zee family and wish him all the very best.”

On joining Zee, Gandhi said, “It is a phenomenal opportunity for me to work with Zee and Punit to deliver world-class coverage to viewers at home. We want to continue on the path of providing in-depth, textured coverage across platforms to address the ever-changing needs of the global audiences.”

Gandhi brings on board over 23 years of experience across 40 countries and has managed the complete gamut of the news business. He has won many international awards, including the Edward R. Murrow, Dupont Award, Emmy, Golden Cine Eagle, Gracie Award and the Headliner Award. In his previous assignment, he was the 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.

Gandhi is a multi-skilled journalist who has extensively worked on various international field projects in the areas of international relations, politics, socio-economic empowerment, human rights, environment, civil rights and social action and highly sensitive terror investigation, amongst others.

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