Sudhir Chaudhary, former editor-in-chief and CEO of Zee News, will be joining Aaj Tak as Consulting Editor. He will be hosting a new show under the supervision of news director Supriya Prasad.
“Sudhir and Aaj Tak are collaborating to bring to our 100 million viewers an exciting new show anchored by him. This show will be under the supervision of News Director Supriya Prasad. I know the mills have been hyperactive and this announcement should give a closure :-). The natural home for a household name in the news is always Aaj Tak!,” read a statement from Kallie Purie, Vice Chairperson, India Today Group.
The statement further read, “I am glad he has taken a call that will not disappoint his fans, who are paramount to him. It’s excellent that his first venture is in alliance with us, and I hope that we will be able to work together on other projects. I also wish him well for his non news initiatives. I am confident that Sudhir and Aaj Tak will be a powerhouse combination that further strengthens our portfolio of superstar anchors, making us the news brand in the country.”
Chaudhary resigned from Zee on July 1, 2022 after a stint of more than 3 decades with the organisation. In his resignation letter addressed to Chairman of Essel Group, Subhash Chandra, Chaudhary said that he is planning to start his new venture which will make Chandra immensely proud.