Zakka Jacob has been named as Managing Editor of CNN News18 by parent company, Network18.
A seasoned media professional with over 18 years of experience in the industry, Jacob has been hosting channel’s flagship show ‘Brass Tacks’. With his inimitable approach and calm demeanor, he has earned the ‘thinking man’s anchor’ moniker in the television news industry. In his spell with CNN-News18, Jacob has managed to carve a niche in the crowded and noisy primetime, which is dominated by loud talking panelists and shouting matches that pass off as debates.
Jacob is the only Indian anchor who has won the prestigious Asian Television Award for Best Anchor in Asia, twice, that is, in 2016 and again in 2018. Recently, he was chosen in Impact Magazine’s 40 under 40 list of influential media persons. Prior to joining CNN News18, Jacob worked in China Central Television from 2011 to 2014 becoming the first South Asian face on Chinese television. He started off his career in 2001 with Sun News a regional channel before moving to New Delhi with Headlines Today.