ITV Network elevates Rahul Shivshankar as Editor in Chief

Shivshankar, who joined the network in September 2013 in the capacity of Managing Editor, has been instrumental in redefining NewsX’s approach to daily news coverage

by exchange4media Staff
Published - Aug 22, 2014 8:07 AM Updated: Aug 22, 2014 8:07 AM
ITV Network elevates Rahul Shivshankar as Editor in Chief

ITV Network has elevated Rahul Shivshankar to Editor-In-Chief of NewsX. Rahul Shivshankar, who joined the network in September 2013 in the capacity of Managing Editor, has been instrumental in redefining NewsX’s approach to daily news coverage.

Apart from his behind the scenes responsibilities, Shivshankar anchors the channel’s flagship prime time shows ‘Nation@9:00pm’ and ‘India Debates’ on all weekdays. In his career spanning almost 20 years, Shivshankar has served as a Executive Editor at Headlines Today (TV Today Network) and as Senior Editor, Times Now.

Commenting on the elevation, Kartikeya Sharma, Managing Director, ITV Network said, “I am delighted to recognise the talent of Rahul Shivshankar. Bringing in talent of the caliber of Rahul and enlarging his role will allow Rahul and his team to accelerate our move into a continuous and dynamic model of innovating in the news genre. Under Rahul’s tenure, NewsX has become India’s leading English news channel with a consistent performance of being a market leader and in a short span time, it has attained a leadership edge over its competition and is a force to reckon with in the English news genre. Rahul has been instrumental in reorganising content strategies and news operations with greater creativity and flexibility and has developed more cohesive and unique experiences for our audiences.”

RK Arora, Group CEO, ITV Network in an official communiqué said, “We have assembled the most talented journalists in ITV Network and Rahul’s elevation as Editor-In-Chief will help us leverage his skills and experience to deliver breaking news with context and perspective on the most important stories. This will strengthen ITV Network’s commitment and its objective of becoming India’s largest TV news network and the most profitable one.”

“This role provides me with an exciting opportunity to shape the future of news TV,” Shivshankar said.

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