Senior journalist Deep Upadhyay is joining the leadership team of television news network TV9 Network as it makes an aggressive foray into the content convergence space.
Upadhyay joins TV9Â Network from News24 where he has had a successful stint as Managing Editor for more than seven years. During his long career, he has worked with various prominent media houses such as India TV, Zee News and Dainik Bhaskar. One of his most challenging assignments was to set up the Newsroom of Ariana, the first news channel of Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban.Â
Upadhyay was born and brought up in Nainital. He likes to read biographies, history and political economics. During his leisure, he loves to cook for his daughters.
Barun Das, CEO, TV9 Network, said, "Deep will be a key member of our aggressive convergence strategy.Â Content is never platform agnostic. FutureÂ formÂ of news and content pertaining to current affairs is still evolving worldwide. At TV9 Network, we wish to be ahead of that evolution curve and that is where Deep, with his unique ability to understand news and how it needs to be served to evolvingÂ audiences, will fit the bill best."
Upadhyay said, "I am delighted to be joining TV9 Network, India's biggest television news network, at a time when it is expanding aggressively into the content convergence space. I am looking forward to working with the team at TV9 that has some of the best brains in the business."
As part of his immediate assignment Upadhyay will be stationed in Kolkata where he will work with TV9 Bangla's Deputy Managing Editor, Amritanshu Bhattacharya, to take the Network's newest channel to leadership position.