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Sumit Awasthi joining IBN7 as Deputy Managing Editor

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Sumit Awasthi joining IBN7 as Deputy Managing Editor

Veteran journalist Sumit Awasthi is joining IBN7, as per industry sources. He will be taking charge as Deputy Managing Editor, replacing Vinay Tewari who has put in his papers. This is his second stint with IBN7.

It may be recalled that exchange4media had reported last week about Awasthi’s exit from Zee Media Corporation. (Zee Media's Sumit Awasthi headed to IBN7?) He had joined Zee Media as Resident Editor in October 2013 after a gap of 14 years, during which he had been with Aaj Tak and IBN7.

In his last assignment at Aaj Tak, he was Deputy Editor (Political) and a primetime anchor (‘Dastak’). In addition, he was also reporting on major assignments.

He had started his career at Zee Media.

Awasthi’s major forte has been political assignments, but he has also extensively worked on cricket and international politics.

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