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Deepak Chaurasia of Aaj Tak to join STAR News

Chaurasia will join STAR News as editor, national news

Deepak Chaurasia, executive editor, Aaj Tak, has reportedly put in his papers. According to informed sources, he is probably joining the Hindi channel, STAR News, as editor, national news. He will report to news director Shazi Zama.

Deepak Chaurasia of Aaj Tak to join STAR News
Deepak Chaurasia
Chaurasia had left Aaj Tak in 2003 to join DD News as consulting editor. However, he came back to the channel in July 2004. Aaj Tak is a leading Hindi current affairs channel from the TV Today Network.

Hindi news channels have seen a number of big names and familiar faces moving from one channel to another. The past few months saw Punya Prasoon Bajpai, channel head, Sahara Samay, join Zee News as consulting editor and Kishore Ajwani of Zee News join STAR News. Ajwani had been anchor and deputy executive producer at Zee News for seven years.

The moves are attributed to the fight amongst the top channels to attract experienced talent within the industry. The familiar faces are expected to provide credibility and identities with which viewers can connect and relate.