The board of directors of The Hindu Publishing Group has appointed senior journalist Suresh Nambath as editor of The Hindu with effect from March 1 next year.
He will succeed Mukund Padmanabhan, who has been editor of the prominent newspaper since March 2016, the group said in a statement on Monday.
It said the directors of the group were unanimous in appointing Nambath, 51, who has been working with the newspaper for the last 22 years, to the top post.
“Over the past 22 years Mr Nambath has engaged himself in various aspects of bringing out an iconic newspaper, which is now 140 years old. He has played a coordinating and leadership role on the news as well as editorial and opinion sides,” the group said in a statement.
Nambath joined The Hindu as principal correspondent covering Tamil Nadu politics in October 1996 and served as the newspaper’s Tamil Nadu bureau chief between July 2006 and February 2012. He was promoted as senior associate editor and coordinating editor in March 2014.
He has been national editor of The Hindu since October 2015 and has been deputising for the editor in his absence.
“The Board of Directors of The Hindu Publishing Group, commending Nambath’s leadership capabilities, particularly his integrity, sharp political perspective, and many-sided journalistic experience, recognises that he is best placed to steer The Hindu editorially to a bright future. The Board wishes Nambath the very best,” the group said.