Jagdish Chandra who joined ZEE News as CEO Regional Channels in January this year as reported exclusively by exchange4media as taken on DNA as CEO confirm sources. As Regional CEO for Zee News he oversees Zee Marudhara Rajasthan, Zee Madhya Pradesh-Chhatisgarh, Zee Purvaiya (Bihar-Jharkhand), Zee Uttar Pradesh-Uttrakhand (India 24x7), Zee Salam, 24 Ghanta, Zee 24 Taas and Zee Punjab-Hariyana-Himachal Pradesh.
Chandra is credited for turning around a loss-making regional News Network ETV into a profit-making venture. Under his leadership, during the last Financial Year (FY15-16), ETV Hindi and Urdu channels made a record EBITDA of Rs.87.04 crores.
During the first six months (April-September) of the current year, under his command, the entire ETV Network (13 ETV channels across 22 states), registered a record Ad revenue growth of 58.12%, as compared to the previous year.
Chandra was a senior administrator in Rajasthan before he took voluntary retirement in 2008 to join ETV Madhya Pradesh and ETV Rajasthan and also head the editorial section.