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Uma Prabhu joins iTV Network as Group Editor

Prabhu’s last stint in journalism was with Zee Media Corporation where she was Group Editor for over three years until November 2016

Uma Prabhu

iTV Network, which runs two national news channels (NewsX and India News) and several regional news channels in Hindi, Kannada, Gujarati and Punjabi, and publishes The Sunday Guardian, has appointed Uma Prabhu as Group Editor.

In her new role at iTV Network, she will focus on writing articles at The Sunday Guardian, creating content for education, skill development, women affairs, events and IPs for iTV Network channels and its digital platforms.

She said, “It is a tremendous honour and a privilege to have been entrusted with this new role. iTV Network is one of journalism’s great institutions, with an enormously talented staff.

Kartikeya Sharma, Founder and Promoter of iTV Network, said, “I’m delighted to welcome Uma into the iTV Network fold. She brings a wealth of experience and a strategic thinking to our publishing. Her flair, intelligence and editorial instincts will be a terrific addition to our brilliant editorial team and bolster our list even further.”

Prabhu’s last stint in journalism was with Zee Media Corporation where she was Group Editor for over three years until November 2016.

Prabhu started her career with Times of India in 1990 and spent seven years with the English daily. She took up the Chief Editor’s role at Popular Prakashan and spent two years before returning to Times of India for her second stint.

In 2005, Prabhu joined DNA as Editor, Education. She returned to Times of India for the third stint as Consulting Editor, Education in 2008, a role she held for two years.

Prabhu holds a post-graduate degree in Management (from NIMS) and Journalism (from University of Pune). She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Karnataka University and a diploma in Training and Development from Indian Society of Training and Development, New Delhi.

Prabhu is the wife of former railway minister Suresh Prabhu.

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