Kumar will take care of the daily newsroom operations and will work towards strengthening the channel’s news gathering processes
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | September 6, 2016
NewsX has appointed Hector Kenneth Kumar as its new Managing Editor. The channel has lined up aggressive growth plans and the addition of the new leader is inline with these plans.
Commenting on the new appointment, Kartikeya Sharma, Founder and Promoter, ITV Network, said, “We are delighted to induct a seasoned leader on board at this important juncture and we are confident that his experience and understanding of
news will help us achieve our objective of sustaining the leadership in the genre, and will set new benchmarks in Indian news television.”
Rahul Shivshankar, Editor-in-Chief, NewsX, said, “NewsX is delighted to have Hector on board. His rich experience and unrivalled feel for a news story will help the channel underline its commitment to putting the viewer back in the heart of the story."
In his new role, Kumar shall be responsible for managing day-to-day newsroom operations and strengthening the newsgathering processes. His rich experience in output, input, broadcast operations and editorial strategy shall provide leadership insight to the NewsX Editorial Team.
Speaking on his new role, Kumar, said, “I’m excited to join the NewsX family and extremely happy with the energetic and passionate newsroom. This role provides me with an exciting opportunity to shape the future of news TV. I’m looking forward to contribute my bit to the operations and am certain we’ll achieve new heights with everyone’s support.”
Kumar is an engineering graduate from MIT Manipal University and worked briefly as an engineer before venturing into mainstream media. Kumar was a core team member of Times Now launch team. His contributions took the editorial function of the channel to new heights as he is skilled in aligning business goals with news strategy of the organisation.