Rahul Dev, former head of Aaj Tak and prime time face of Doordarshan News in its earlier avatar joined Zee News on Thursday as Advisor(Elections).
Rahul Dev has been inducted to further spruce up poll coverage on Zee News. Only recently, Zee News had roped in comedy star Jaspal Bhatti to do a special poll show, 'Chunavi Bhatti Khabar Tadka'. Speaking to exchange4media Rahul Dev said that as full time Advisor of Zee News, he would be contributing significantly to election programming on the channel.
Confirming Rahul Dev's appointment, Zee News Director Laxmi Goel told exchange4media that Dev would not only be playing an important role in strategising poll coverage but would also be a face of Zee News. Rahul Dev would be anchoring the election programmes on Zee News. "He would be working in close coordination with our election desk headed by Sanjay Pandey and comprising of Alka Saxena, Satish K. Singh, Vinod Kapari, Vishnu Shankar and Sameer Alhuwalia", told Goel.
According to Laxmi Goel, Rahul Dev as an experienced journalist, media personality and a public figure would be great value addition to Zee News' election coverage.