Prior to joining Reliance B V Rao was the Group Editor, Sahara for its various channels. BV Rao has also served as an Editor, Governance Now in the past.
Rao confirmed the news to exchange4media and said, “My stint at Sahara can be termed as short but extremely sweet and fruitful.” He called his stint at Governance Now as fantastic and unbelievable. It can be recalled that Reliance is focusing extensively on their communication and news business. Recently they roped in Gautam Chikermane as New Media Director.
Rao began his career with Delhi Mid-Day in 1989, where he worked till 1991, before moving on to The Indian Express Bangalore, where he worked from 1991-94 as News Editor. Rao had three stints with The Express Group in Mumbai as well as Ahmedabad.
In 1994, he joined Free Press Journal as Executive Editor and worked there for two years. He had also worked for The Times of India as Deputy Resident Editor for around a year. He was with the India Today Group for three years, and DNA Mumbai for a year as Associate Editor.