Mumbai: News18 Kannada, the most trusted news channel in Karnataka, announced the appointment of Siddu Kaloji and Swaroop Murgod. Siddu joins the channel as Editor (News and Programming) and Swaroop as Head of Production. The channel also announced the elevation of Vijayalakshmi Shibarur and Lakshmana Hoogar to the core leadership team.
Commenting on the appointments, Karthik Subbaraman, Executive Editor (Special Projects), Network 18, said, “Siddu and Swaroop are among the finest talents in journalism in Karnataka. They bring innovation, creativity and speed, attributes which will help take what is the state’s most credible news channel to a wider audience. Vijayalakhsmi Shibarur, who ranks among the best investigative journalists in the country, is also moving into a frontline role as part of the core leadership team of News18 Kannada. And so is Lakshmana Hoogar, a fearless anchor who heads political coverage. I wish all of them the best for their new roles and upcoming challenges.”
All input, output and programming functions at the channel will now report to Siddu. He has over two decades of experience in news television. He has worked for News18 Kannada in its former avatar as ETV News Kannada and Zee News.
Swaroop is a Network18 veteran, having had a stint at what CNN News18 in Delhi. In a career of 22 years so far, he has worked at Aaj Tak, Star News, News9, ESPN Cricinfo, NDTV and Asianet.