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Shailesh Kumar carries with him a vast and versatile experience in Journalism from reporting to managing large newsgathering networks, planning, and streamlining news coverage, launching news channels, and leading the Editorial Team of News Nation news channel as Editor-in-Chief.
He, as 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 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), Tez and Dilli Aaj Tak.
Before this, he also successfully launched India's first neighbourhood 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).
On satyahindi.com his show Shailesh ki Report presents an intense insight on serious issues most often ignored by the mainstream media.
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