CNN-News18’s Zakka Jacob adjudged Asia’s Best News Presenter

CNN-News18, India’s most awarded English news channel, has once again been recognized for outstanding journalism at the recently concluded Asian Television Awards 2016. Zakka Jacob, Deputy Executive Editor, CNN-News18, has been awarded Best News Presenter for the channel’s primetime show India@9.

As one of CNN-News 18’s top anchors, Zakka has managed to carve a niche for himself in the highly competitive primetime slot in the English news genre. Zakka’s assertive yet calm demeanor, and sharp questions have helped him build a reputation of a credible anchor who provides his viewers with nuanced perspectives and substantive analysis.

Commenting on the achievement, Radhakrishnan Nair, Managing Editor, CNN-News18 said, “The fact that Zakka has won from amongst his peers across the whole of Asia is a testimony to the superlative quality of his anchoring. At CNN-News18, we have always believed in bringing the best in class content, analysis and the most credible opinions for our viewers – Zakka is an embodiment of these values that define the CNN-News18 philosophy of journalism.”

Launched in 1996, Asian Television Awards is Asian TV industry’s most significant and celebrated event, recognizing excellence in programming, production, and performance. Asian Television Awards is positioned as the only event of its kind within the Asian region and has a reputation of showcasing the best in class quality television production.


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