Uday Nirgudkar has joined Network18 as group editor, regional (west) for Network 18's Marathi news channel, News18 Lokmat. Previously, Nirgudkar was with Zee Media where he was the channel head for Zee24Taas and was the chief executive officer and editor-in-chief of DNA, an English newspaper from the same group.

Nirgudkar has more than two decades of experience in leadership positions in various industries like infrastructure, BPO and education and has spent considerable time in media. He has authored Marathi bestsellers such as local-global CEO and all about winning elections. Nirgudkar has an MBA and a PhD from the University of Pune and is a science graduate from the Mumbai University.–AFAQS