Times Now appoints Padmaja Joshi to host prime time show at 10 pm
MUMBAI: English News channel Times Now has strengthened its editorial team with the appointment of Padmaja Joshi. In her role, Padmaja will present the primetime show The Newshour @ 10 pm on Times Now and will closely work with the editorial leadership team in setting the news agenda for the channel.
She will also play an active role in extensive reportage on the upcoming General Elections. Based out of Times Now’s Noida office, Padmaja will report to Rahul Shivshankar, Editor-In-Chief, Times Now.
A seasoned journalist with over a decade experience, Padmaja brings in-depth knowledge in broadcasting as a reporter, producer, commentator, prime time news anchor and presenter across politics and current affairs.
Times Now editor-in-chief Rahul Shivshankar said, “I am pleased to welcome Padmaja to the Times Now team. We are confident that her vast knowledge and experience will be a valuable contribution in shaping the prime time band and driving the immediate big event – elections.”
Joshi said, “I’m extremely excited to join TIMES NOW, a brand that stands for credibility and accuracy in reportage. What sets the channel apart, is the primacy it gives to reporters and as a journalist who thrives on being where the story is, I look forward to be a part of the team that’s always with the news, first.”
She has earlier worked with Headlines Today (now India Today TV), where she anchored the prime-time broadcast shows on the channel and was in-charge of copy and the news flow. In her earlier role with Times Now, Padmaja handled the responsibility of an Anchor and News Editor of the channel.