Chennai: Sun TV Network has appointed renowned journalist M Gunasekaran (a) Gunaa as its new Editor-in-Chief. Gunaa left News18 Tamil Nadu recently ending his association with the channel since 2016.
With Tamil Nadu state gearing up for state assembly election in mid 2021, Sun News aims to re-build its popularity among the masses by roping in prominent face M Gunasekaran as its head of editorial affairs.
Gunaa holds the credit of being the first Tamil media journo to bag Ramnath Goenka award for his meticulous coverage on the damage caused by Cyclone Ockhi. As a founding editor, he was instrumental in commissioning News18 Tamil Nadu channel launch right from setting up office in Chennai to building up a robust team of top journalists and reports across various districts of Tamil Nadu.
Gunasekaran confirmed MediaNews4u that he is joining Sun News.
In his note to the journalists fraternity Guna said, “I am delighted to inform you that I will be assuming the role of Editor-in Chief at one of the powerful media platforms- Sun News. While I reiterate my commitment to the core values and cardinal principles of journalism, I was moved by the overwhelming support. The support came from different quarters—students, teachers, professionals, political leaders, film and literary personalities, bureaucrats, lawyers, and of course from my fellow journalists. I knew that Tamil Nadu is a unique state but the spontaneous support extended by the people helped me understand this uniqueness emotionally too. At a deeper level, I consider the support I received from people as a collective approval for journalism that stands by the people, and for being their voice in the public sphere.
My heartfelt thanks to everyone who stood by me. I thank the Sun Network and its chairman Mr Kalanithi Maran, who always values professionalism, for the opportunity. I will continue my efforts to sustain and promote public interest journalism of high quality with professionalism
Humanity, Truth and Public Welfare are the fundamentals of journalism and these guiding principles keeps driving me in the world of Media journalism. I look forward to uphold the same in my association with Sun News.”