Veteran journalist Ajit Sahi has joined India TV as Executive Editor. Sahi has over 20 years’ experience in the media industry. Prior to joining India TV, Sahi had worked as Communications Coordinator (South Asia) with the United Nations Millennium Campaign. He will be based in Delhi.
India TV Chairman Rajat Sharma said that he was excited to welcome Sahi as Executive Editor. Sharma said, “Sahi’s maturity, energy and unique skill sets cutting across all aspects of television news will be useful in closing in whatever little gap that remains between India TV and the present leader, particularly at a time when our content has now stabilised in a leadership position among news viewers in evening prime, mornings and weekends.”
Sahi was Executive Editor from 2004-06 and a founding member of Channel 7 before it became IBN7. He had worked as Senior Producer with STAR News from 2002-04, and as a Political Writer for IANS from 2000-02. He was also Executive Producer with BiTV in 1994-95, and Director in Vinod Dua’s Parakh for Doordarshan from 1992-93. Sahi has worked with Sharma earlier as well.
Commenting on his new appointment, Sahi said, “It is a very challenging scenario and I am happy to be back in media. India TV is a strong player in the news market as seen from the leadership qualities that it has shown, especially in the last six months. I think by God’s grace we should reach newer heights soon.”
Sahi, who began his career with The Financial Express, moved to The Indian Express Group in 1986 and was there will 1991.