Zakka Jacob, the Managing Editor and one of the prominent faces of CNN-News18, has won the TV Anchor of the Year award at the IAA Leadership Awards 2022.
The award was presented at a ceremony held on July 25 in Mumbai.
International Advertising Association (IAA) instituted the IAA Leadership Awards first in 2013 where these handpicked awards recognise Excellence in Marketing that has had a direct impact on the product or service in terms of overall growth for the brand and company.
These awards are given across 15 industry categories ranging from automobiles, financial services to FMCG, E-commerce, Edtech and consumer durables.
Jacob in his 11 years of experience in the media and entertainment industry has added several prestigious awards in his kitty. The IAA leadership ‘TV Anchor of the Year’ award adds to Zakka’s array of accolades such as the Asian Television Award for Best Anchor in Asia which he won twice, and others.
As a news anchor, actor, and host, he has exhibited his expertise through his calm demeanour and sharp question earning him the moniker “thinking man’s anchor”.
Jacob said, “It is a great honour for me to receive the TV Anchor of the Year award. With our targeted focus on CNN-News18’s robust news system, no noise and unbiased news approach, it is no surprise that our hard work and dedication has led us to cement the No.1 position on the leader board.”