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Shailesh Kumar

Shailesh Kumar


Shailesh Kumar, Former CEO & Editor-in-Chief of News Nation TV channel, is credited with launching and successfully establishing many news channels in the country. He launched Hindi news channel News Nation in 2013 and It is to his credit that News Nation was ranked fourth on the TAM Chart in the HSM market within a year and a half.

He played a key role in the launching of India's first 24hour news channel Zee News (Formerly Zee India TV) in 1997. He headed its Assignments Desk as Editor, established bureaus across the country and provided leadership to a team of more than 200 reporters and also produced 4 unique weekly shows for the channel- Zee Business Show, Zee Sports Show, Best of India and Question Hour as their Executive Producer and Director.

Later he led the 500 strong army of Reporters & Stringers as Executive Editor (Assignment) at TV Today Network and oversaw newsgathering operations for network's four channels namely Aaj Tak, Headlines Today (Now India Today TV channel), Tez and Dilli Aaj Tak.

Before this, he also successfully launched India's first neighbourhood TV channel Total TV in 2006. He started his career in 1979 in Print Media and reported extensively for Navbharat Times, Dainik Jagran, and Ravivar (a newsweekly from Ananda Bazar Patrika Group, Kolkata). He also provided creative consultancy to Discovery Channel, interviewed leading politicians, and hosted Election Shows live. He has a keen understanding of Politics and a deep interest in Literature and Culture.

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