Mumbai: Zakka Jacob, Managing Editor and one of the leading faces of CNN-News18 has won the TV Anchor of the Year award at the IAA Leadership Awards 2022. The ceremony is slated on 25th July in Mumbai.
International Advertising Association (IAA) instituted the IAA Leadership Awards first in 2013 where these handpicked awards recognize Excellence in Marketing that has had a direct impact on the product or service in terms of overall growth for the brand and company. These awards are given across 15 industry categories ranging from automobiles, financial services to FMCG, E-commerce, Edtech and consumer durables.
Having started at a very young age, Zakka Jacob in his vivacious 11 years of experience in the media and entertainment industry has added several prestigious awards in his kitty. As a news anchor, actor, and host, Zakka has exhibited his expertise through his calm demeanor and sharp question earning him the moniker “thinking man’s anchor”. He understands his audience at the very core and is known to bring international flavor to his programs.
On receiving this prestigious award, Zakka Jacob, Managing Editor, CNN-News18 shared, “It is a great honor for me to receive the TV Anchor of the Year award. With our targeted focus on CNN-News18’s robust news system, no noise and unbiased news approach, it is no surprise that our hard work and dedication has led us to cement the No.1 position on the leaderboard.”
The IAA leadership ‘TV Anchor of the Year’ award adds to Zakka’s array of accolades such as Asian Television Award for Best Anchor in Asia which he won twice, an honorable mention in Impact Magazine’s 40 under 40 list of influential media persons and so on.