SK Shama Sundara joins Asianet News Kannada Digital as Chief Editor

Sundara comes with over 35 years of experience in print, TV, radio and as faculty member of various journalism institutes.

by exchange4media Staff
Published - Jun 28, 2018 8:25 AM Updated: Jun 28, 2018 8:25 AM

S K Shama Sundara has been appointed the Chief Editor of Asianet News Kannada Digital comprising Suvarnanews.com and Kannadaprabha.in.

Sundara comes with over 35 years of experience in print, TV, radio and as faculty member of various journalism institutes. Starting his career in print journalism as a reporter, Sundara was one of the early adopters of digital media, foreseeing its potential and reach. He was the founding editor of Kannada portal oneindia.com and was part of the organisation for 18 years.

Sundara had an earlier stint with Kannada Prabha as magazine/supplements editor from 1991- 2000. He has also served as a faculty member at the Asian College of Journalism, Bengaluru, between 1995 and 2000.

Talking about Sundara’s appointment, Ravi Hegde, Editor in Chief, Kannada Prabha & Suvarna News, said, “Sundara’s vast knowledge and passion for online will be a huge asset for Asianet News digital platforms. We welcome him on board and are sure that he will guide the team and help it scale to heights by making us the Number 1 digital news platform in Kannada.”

Anoop N, COO, Asianet News Digital, said, “We are excited to have an experienced and a digitally savvy editor like Shama Sundara to lead our consolidation into South Indian languages.”

Amit Gupta, CEO, Asianet News Media & Entertainment Limited (AMEL) & Asianet News Network, added, “We heartily welcome Shama Sundara. We are confident that best talent will help us reach the pole position across languages in digital and broadcasting. We are confident that FY19 will be a year of consolidating Asianet News digital and AMEL as a media tech leader and it will be the preferred choice for all key stakeholders, advertisers, employees and investors.”

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