English news channel Times Now has strengthened its primetime news band with the appointment of Padmaja Joshi.
Joshi will present the primetime show The Newshour at 10pm on Times Now and will closely work with the editorial leadership team in setting the news agenda for the channel. She will also play an active role in extensive reportage on the upcoming general elections. Based in Times Now’s Noida office, Joshi will report to Rahul Shivshankar, Editor-In-Chief, Times Now.
With over a decade experience, Joshi brings in-depth knowledge in broadcasting as a reporter, producer, commentator, primetime news anchor and presenter across politics and current affairs.
Shivshankar said, “I am pleased to welcome Padmaja to the Times Now team. We are confident that her vast knowledge and experience will be a valuable contribution in shaping the primetime band and driving the immediate big event — elections.”
On her appointment, Joshi said, “I’m extremely excited to join Times Now, a brand that stands for credibility and accuracy in reportage. What sets the channel apart is the primacy it gives to reporters and as a journalist who thrives on being where the story is, I look forward to be a part of the team that’s always with the news, first.”
Joshi earlier worked with Headlines Today (now India Today TV), where she anchored the prime-time broadcast shows on the channel and was in-charge of copy and the news flow. In her earlier role with Times Now, Joshi handled the responsibility of an anchor and News Editor of the channel.