iTV Network strengthens its national editorial team
Sarvesh Tewari appointed as Managing Editor - News, India News, and Rana Yashwant has been appointed as Managing Editor – Programming and Branded Content for India News
Published - 11-February-2019
As part of its strategic review, iTV Network has restructured and strengthened its national editorial team. Sarvesh Tewari has been appointed as Managing Editor - News for India News, the Hindi news channel. Rana Yashwant has been appointed to the newly created position of Managing Editor – Programming and Branded Content for India News.
In his new role, Tewari will be responsible for managing day-to-day newsroom operations and strengthening newsgathering processes. He will be responsible for heading the news desk, news programming, news production and other input functions. With a career spread over 20 years, Tewari has worked with established names in the media domain such as Aaj Tak, NDTV, Zee News, Live India, Voice of India, HT Media and most recently at News Nation Network, as Executive Editor.
Yashwant’s responsibilities will include daily special shows, weekend programmes, branded content, brand integration, brand innovation and events.
Kartikeya Sharma, Founder and Promoter of iTV Network, said, “High-quality content is at the core of our work at iTV Network and this new structure is designed to meet the long-term needs of the business. Internally, it will allow swifter decision-making and better cross platform working. Externally, we will be better equipped to meet the challenges of the rapidly changing media environment. We are confident that Tewari’s vast knowledge and domain prowess will hold INDIA NEWS in good stead and his entry will definitely help us consolidate our position further.”
He further added that “I would like to congratulate Rana for his new responsibility. Rana is highly experienced in the television industry, and I’m confident that these changes to structure will only add to the quality of content we provide to our viewers’ every day.”
On his appointment, Tewari said, “I look forward to working with the talented and impressive pool of reporters and producers, and to reach the viewers through innovative, informative and credible content.”
Tewari is a graduate from Lucknow and holds a post-graduate degree in Mass Communication from Indian Institute of Mass Communication. He has also done screenplay writing for Doordarshan documentaries.
Commenting on his new role, Yashwant said, “I am thankful to India News for an opportunity as this one. The channel has been built on key pillars of integrity, speed and accuracy, and I am certain that we will continue to deliver value for all our viewers and stakeholders.”