Raju Santhanam, Editor, Zee News, has quit the organisation after working for little over a year during his second stint there. Though Santhanam had resigned Zee News sometime back, this was officially stated only on July 10.
Harish Doraiswamy, CEO, Zee News, confirmed, “Yes, Raju Santhanam has put in his papers.” He, however, refused to divulge further information.
Santhanam, too, was mum on his next destination. All he would say was, “It was a great experience working for the organisation and I enjoyed it thoroughly. I do not have any concrete plans about my career at the moment.”
Santhanam had joined Zee News in 1998 as Executive Editor. He was Head of Content when he left in 2001 to pen a book, which incidentally is yet to be completed. He rejoined Zee News in November 2005 as Editor.
A media veteran, Santhanam has close to 30 years’ experience. He began his career with the Indian Express as a reporter in Mumbai in 1974, where he held different positions. He left the Express group and joined The Statesman. He was based initially in Mumbai and worked with the organisation for four years.
At The Statesman, Santhanam worked in different positions like Special Correspondent and also headed the MP bureau. He was also Executive Editor. Later he moved to Delhi where he also worked in the investigative section of The Statesman called ‘Insight’ for some time. Santhanam was also the Editor of the Delhi edition of The Statesman.