News Express has been on a hiring spree of late. After roping in Vinod Kapri as CEO & Editor-in-Chief and Satish K Singh as Consulting Editor, the organisation has now brought on board Amit Tripathi as COO. Tripathi was earlier with Zee News as Group Sales Head and had also partnered with Barun Das, Former CEO, Zee News to form Cent Percent Media. He will take charge from January 20, 2014.
Vinod Kapri has confirmed the news to exchange4media.
Tripathi’s last stint was with India News. Prior to that, he has worked with Times Televison Network, Zoom and Sahara TV.
As is known, last month, News Express had appointed Sanjay Pandey, former Executive Producer at Zee News and Technical Head, Live India, as General Manager, Operations. Indarjeet Rai, former Investigation Reporter at Zee News, joined the SIT team as Deputy Editor, while Amod Rai joined as Deputy Editor for political reporting.
The news channel has appointed more than 15 senior people in the span of a month, which include Jacob Mathew (Executive Editor), Nikhil Dubey and Rohit Bisht (both Deputy Executive Editors), Jamshed Khan (Editor – Investigation), and Sushant Pathak (Special Correspondent), among others.