Sitaraman Shankar appointed as Editor of Deccan Herald

Shankar comes with 25 years of experience with brands such as the Economic Times, Reuters, Hindustan Times and most recently, Network18

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The Printers Mysore, the publisher of Deccan Herald from Bengaluru and six other cities in Karnataka, has appointed Sitaraman Shankar as Editor of the newspaper and the website deccanherald.com. A chemical technologist-turned-journalist, Shankar comes with 25 years of experience with brands such as the Economic Times, Reuters, Hindustan Times and most recently, Network18. 

He has worked in developed, emerging and frontier markets across the various disciplines of reporting, feature writing, editing, news editing, and managing teams. He has been based in Mumbai, New Delhi, Frankfurt, London and Dubai and also reported out of Moscow, Vienna and Singapore.

"Shankar's appointment as Editor comes as part of an organisation-wide transformation", said K N Tilak Kumar, Joint Managing Director, who previously held the editorship of the paper.

Commenting on the appointment, Karthik Balakrishnan, CEO of The Printers Mysore, said, "Deccan Herald, one of the most trusted media brands, is poised to move into a higher orbit. Shankar coming on board will surely accelerate this transition".

Speaking on his new role, Sitaraman Shankar said, “I feel privileged to be closely associated with Deccan Herald, a brand with a great legacy that is embarking on an exciting journey".

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