The New Indian Express appoints Santwana Bhattacharya as new Editor
Santwana Bhattacharya is the new Editor of The New Indian Express. Since December 2020, she has been Resident Editor of the newspaper in Karnataka where she is currently based. Over the two and a half decades of mainstream print journalism in India, she reports on politics, parliament, elections, and policies. She was born and brought up in Kolkata.
Since 1992, she started working primarily in Delhi. As RE, K’taka, she lived in Gurugram before moving to Bengaluru in 2019. Prior to that, he worked at TNIE as the Political Editor.
The New Indian Express is an Indian English-language broadsheet daily newspaper published by the Chennai-based Express Publications.
It was founded in 1932 as The Indian Express, under the ownership of Chennai-based P Varadarajulu Naidu. In 1991, following the death of owner Ramnath Goenka, his family split the group into two companies. Initially, the two groups shared the Indian Express title, as well as editorial and other resources. But on 13 August 1999, the northern editions, headquartered in Mumbai, retained The Indian Express moniker, while the southern editions became The New Indian Express.