Chennai: In a first of its kind move, Arnab Goswami’s upcoming National and Global Media Broadcast and Digital venture, Republic has roped in a News Anchor from a Regional language News Channel to don the hat of an English News Anchor.
S A Hariharan, the Senior Anchor and Deputy Assignment Editor of Tamil News Channel – Thanthi TV owned by popular print media company Daily Thanti Group, is one among the member of the Channel’s Core Editorial group and also the Lead Anchor of the Channel’s News Desk. He played a key role in covering high profile and momentous events of National and State importance for the channel.
Apparently, by joining Arnab’s team in Republic as the Deputy News Editor and Anchor, the Tamil News Anchor S A Hariharan will be transforming in to an English News Anchor and he will be relocating to Mumbai for this assignment.
It seems Arnab was impressed with Hariharan’s way of presenting the news with a tinge of South lingo and Arnab hopes that the same will act as a unique feature for Hariharan to strongly position himself in the English News space.
Speaking on the appointment Arnab Goswami said “Hariharan is a very talented anchor and journalist who has done some terrific work at a very young age. We are extremely excited to have him on board”
Vikas Kanchandhani – CEO of Republic said, “The language of English News is evolving. We strongly believe that content trumps cadence. We are very happy to have Hariharan join team Republic”
Speaking exclusively to tvnews4u.com – S A Hariharan said, “It’s a dream come true…! I still can’t believe i’m now a part of ‘Team Arnab’…! My role model is now my boss & mentor .It’s going to be truly challenging Journey. After lull since November in Indian News Space, the republic is all set for a news revolution.. . I’m thankful to Thanthi TV for making me who I’m today .it has been an awesome experience I will ever cherish. I will be grateful to Mr. Chandrasekharan and Mr. Rangaraj Pandey for their amazing mentorship”
Republic is aggressively framing its team with new additions on day-to-day basis at all levels and it is expected to come on-air in two months time. The man behind the Republic, Arnab, is determined to make Republic a mass social movement of change, rather than just being another News Broadcast Platform.
The Brand Republic has gathered huge expectation among the general public and in Indian News Media market, while the competitors are awaiting its launch with tenterhooks.
Hariharan to his credit had face to face encounter with many national and international leaders that includes General Pervez Musharraf, Mahinda Rajapaksa, Ranil Wickremesinghe, Hina Rabbani Khar, Mangala Samaraweera, Navi Pillay, (Dato seri) Anwar Ibrahim, Stephane Dujjaric, Rajitha Senaratne, Julian Braithwaite, Syed Akbarrudin, Silvya Cartwright, P.Chidambaram, M.Venkaiah Naidu and Sujatha Singh.