A day after news about Shekhar Gupta stepping down as Editor-in-Chief of Indian Express, Raj Kamal Jha has been appointed as Chief Editor of Indian Express. Prior to this, Jha was Editor of Indian Express. Unni Rajen Shanker has been promoted as Editor. He has been Managing Editor of Indian Express.
In his new role, Jha will report to Viveck Goenka, Chairman, Indian Express Group. Jha had joined the newspaper in 1996 as Deputy Editor (Operations) and then was Executive Editor. He has been an Assistant Editor (News) at The Statesman in Kolkata and Senior Associate Editor at India Today magazine, New Delhi.
Jha is the author of three novels – ‘The Blue Bedspread’ (1999-2000), which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book (Eurasia region), ‘If You Are Afraid of Heights’, and ‘Fireproof’, which was published in 2006.