Umesh Kumawat joins News18 Lokmat as Managing Editor

Network18, India’s most diversified media conglomerate, today announced the appointment of Umesh Kumawat as Managing Editor of News18 Lokmat. 

News18-Lokmat is a joint venture of two leading media powerhouses in India, Network 18’s TV18 Broadcast Ltd. and the Lokmat Media Pvt Ltd, running Maharashtra’s foremost newspaper. The 24-hours world class credible news channel in Marathi, established in the year 2008, has positioned itself on top of the ladder in the regional broadcast news industry. It is known for its unique regional content, unbiased attitude and exceptional coverage of state, national and international news, making it one of Maharashtra’s leading Marathi news and current affairs channels.

Speaking on the appointment, Umesh said, “I’m delighted to be leading the team at News18 Lokmat and being a part of Network18 Group, which is one of the most renowned media houses in India. It is an honor to be a part of such a well-respected media house that comprises of an incredibly talented team. I look forward to bringing authentic, speedy and reliable news and stories to our audience. It is my goal to make the channel an essential part of the viewer’s everyday life.”

Umesh comes with close to nineteen years of experience in journalism. Prior to Network18, he was Senior Editor with ABP News for fourteen years. Previously he has been a part of many leading media brands like Aajtak, Zee News and TV 9.  He has also been honored with many awards in the field of journalism.


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