The Broadcast Editors Association (BEA), at its general body meeting held on August 14, 2017, unanimously elected Supriya Prasad (Managing Editor of Aajtak and India Today) and AjitAnjumas its President and General Secretary respectively. Dibang (ABP News) and Arnab Goswami ((Republic TV) were elected as Vice-Presidents and Ajay Kumar as Treasurer.
A 15-member Executive Committee was also constituted following the election of the office bearers. The Committee comprises of Qamar Waheed Naqvi, Shazi Zaman, N K Singh, Milind Khandekar (ABP News,) Rahul Kanwal (India Today and Aajtak,) Sanjay Bragta (Zee News,) Sonia Singh (NDTV,) Deepak Chaurasia (India News,) Sanjeev Paliwal (AajTak,) Abhishek Kapoor (Republic TV,) Ravi Prakas (TV9,)SukeshRanjan (News 24,)Navika Kumar (Times Now,)BhupendraChaube (CNN News 18) and Rajesh Raina (ETV.)
After the election of the new team, the new President Supriya Prasad thanked the outgoing team and appreciated the contribution made by them during their tenure. He also requested the new team to work towards the improvement of electronic medium. He focused on getting the new media at par to make it more public oriented.
Industry veteran AjitAnjum highlighted the need for expansion of the BEA by includingregional channel editors. For this purpose, a three-member sub-committee was constituted with Sanjeev Paliwal, Rahul Kanwal and Sanjay Bragta as its members.
The BEA is the apex body of the news channels of the country.