MK Venu is joining The Hindu as Executive Editor. He is joining the organisation in the first week of June and will be reporting to Siddharth Varadarajan, Editor, The Hindu.
Venu moves from the Financial Express, where he has been the Managing Editor. He has put in his papers at the financial daily after a stint of around four years.
Confirming the news to exchange4media, Venu said, “I am looking forward to working for a newspaper with a wider canvas, covering both political and entertainment news. We will be focussing more on consolidating The Hindu’s growth in the North.”
Commenting on his stint with Financial Express, Venu said, “It was good; I worked with the paper for three years and seven months. I took over as Editor of Financial Express in October 2009 and rebuilt the team with new hires.”
Venu was earlier with The Economic Times, where he worked in varying capacities for 12 years. He was Chief Editor, News when he quit the financial daily. Prior to The Economic Times, he had worked national newspapers such as Hindustan Times and other publications of The Times of India Group. Venu has completed 30 years in journalism. He has written extensively on India’s dynamic role at the WTO and its quest to become part of regional trade blocs such as ASEAN and the East Asian Summit, BRIC and so on.