News Express has made one more key addition to its senior editorial team. The Hindi news channel has brought on board Ravikant Mittal as Managing Editor. News Express had recently appointed Satish K Singh as Consulting Editor, Amit Tripathi as COO of the organisation.
Mittal will take charge from February 1, 2014. He will be responsible for the national channel of News Express and at the same time will also look after Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, where the group will be launching soon.
Mittal was earlier with Aaj Tak as Output Editor for two years and seven months. Prior to Aaj Tak, he was Executive Editor, India TV, where he worked for over three years. He has also worked with Zee News as Output Editor for eight years. He has also launched a few regional channels.
Commenting on Mittal’s appointment, Vinod Kapri, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, News Express said, “I think Ravi is one of the best newsroom managers in Indian news industry. I have worked with him in Zee and India TV for years and I strongly believe that with his experience and dynamic approach we will take News Express to next level.”
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.