Ashutosh moves on from IBN7

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Media Publishing | January 09, 2014
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Ashutosh, managing editor and one of the leading anchors of IBN7, has quit IBN7. Vinay Tewari takes charge as managing editor.


Rajdeep Sardesai

B Sai Kumar

Ashutosh, managing editor and a leading anchor of IBN7, has decided to quit IBN7; Vinay Tewari has replaced him in the managing editor's role.

Before IBN7, Ashutosh has worked with Aaj Tak for more than a decade and has been one of the pioneer television journalists of the country in the Hindi news genre. He is also the only Hindi language TV journalist in independent India who was selected for Dag Hammarskjold UN Scholarship. He has a post graduate qualification (M Phil) in Soviet Studies and a Master's degree in Philosophy & International Studies.

Ashutosh says, "Building IBN7 into what it is today has been one of the most satisfying experiences of my professional journey. I would like to thank all my colleagues for their support and look forward to newer challenges."

Tewari is also the managing editor, CNN-IBN and will manage the operations for both the ventures. Tewari has over two decades of experience in journalism across reportage, desk, news production and special events coverage. Before Network18, he has worked with TV Today Network, Times of India and The Pioneer.

Tewari says, "IBN7 today stands for the best in hard-hitting and inclusive journalism and it's a privilege for me to lead it further. I look forward to working closely with the talented and passionate team to ensure we honour the trust of our viewers in IBN7 and ensure that both CNN-IBN and IBN7 benefit and capitalise from the general news network in equal measure."

Rajdeep Sardesai, editor-in-chief, IBN News Network, says, "Ashu has been a driving force behind IBN7 and his passion and leadership has been instrumental in making it into a fearless and independent voice in Hindi journalism. We thank him for his stellar effort and wish him the very best. Vinay has been an integral part of the general news network from the very beginning and I'm confident that he will bring his unique perspective and rich news experience to bear at IBN7 and the network."

B Sai Kumar, group CEO, Network18, says, "Ashutosh has played a key role in IBN7's emergence as one of the most credible brands in Hindi news. We thank him for his immense contribution and commitment to the network. Vinay has led CNN-IBN admirably and in this expanded mandate, we're confident that he will not only take IBN7 to new heights editorially but also strengthen our general news network further."

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