Radio City Bangalore’s Head of Programming, Suresh Venkat, has quit to join CNBC Mumbai. Confirming the development, Venkat said that he will a part of the news channel’s English editorial team but a specific role was yet to be determined.
Commenting on the move, Venkat said, “I have spent close to six years in the entertainment industry and believe that the time is right to shift to news.” He added that with the news industry heating up, exciting times lay ahead.
“Working with Radio City has been a great experience. Being a part of the movement to revive an old medium and popularize it in the present time was fun. Influencing public mindset through our activities in the public service field has definitely been the most satisfying part of it,” he said.
Venkat was with Radio City Bangalore since its launch in July 2001, initially working as an On-Air Talent and later as Head of Programming. Prior to this, he was with Channel V as writer and producer for a number of their shows. Venkat, who graduated from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, has also worked as a designer with Bombay Stores and Titan Industries. He joined CNBC Mumbai on November 1.