Sanjay Pugalia bids adieu to Network18 after 12 years

Sanjay Pugalia, Editor, CNBC Awaaz and CNBC Bajar, has put in his papers, according to industry sources. He is moving on after 12 years with Network18. His next move is not yet known.

Meanwhile, Alok Joshi has been promoted as Managing Editor of CNBC Awaaz and CNBC Bajar. Dharmendra Singh has been made Deputy Managing Editor of CNBC Awaaz and CNBC Bajar.

Pugalia began his career with Hindi daily Navbharat Times in 1982. He was then made Special Correspondent at Times Group. Business Standard was his next destination, where as Deputy Bureau Chief he helped shape the political reporting of the business daily.

In 1996, he joined Aaj Tak as Associate Executive Producer. Following his stint with the channel, he moved on to Zee News, where as Executive Editor he introduced a range of interactive concepts like live chaupals, on location anchoring, etc.

When Star TV planned to have its own 24-hour news channel, he was roped in as its News Director in July 2002. At Star News, he gave a new dimension to news coverage by bringing in consumer-centric news in prime time shows. In April 2004, he joined CNBC-TV18.


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