Raju Narisetti

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Raju Narisetti
Raju Narisetti - International Journalism Festival 2015.JPG
Raju Narisetti at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia in 2015
Born26 June 1966
EducationIndiana University Bloomington, Institute of Rural Management Anand
OccupationProfessional Practice, Columbia Journalism School
Notable credit(s)
News Corporation, Mint (newspaper), The Economic Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal
TitleDirector, Professor

Raju Narisetti (born 1966) is a career journalist, former editor at major newspapers, and since June 2018 a director and professor of Professional Practice at the Columbia Journalism School.[1][2] In October 2017, Narisetti was appointed to the board of trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation – publisher of Wikipedia and other sister projects.[3]

Narisetti holds a B.A. (Economics) from Osmania University (India), an MBA from IRMA (India) and a M.A. degree from the Indiana University (USA).[1] Narisetti started as a journalist at The Economic Times in India, and his U.S. career at The Dayton Daily News.[1] Narisetti joined The Wall Street Journal in 1991, and over time served as the "editor at The Wall Street Journal Europe; Deputy Managing Editor in charge of Europe, Middle East and Africa for the global WSJ; and the Managing Editor, Digital" according to a biography posted on the Columbia Journalism School.[1]

He joined The Washington Post,[4] and rejoined the Wall Street Journal in 2012.[5] He became the Senior Vice-President, Strategy, for News Corporation where he helped the media group grow new revenue opportunities, particularly in Asia.[6] In 2007, as the founding editor, Narisetti helped launch the Mint – a business newspaper in India belonging to the HT Media Ltd, which is also the publisher of Hindustan Times.[1]

Narisetti was named president of Gizmodo Media Group in September 2016, shortly after the site was acquired by Univision.[7] He served as CEO of Gizmodo Media Group from 2016 until April 2018.[8][9][10] According to The Daily Beast, Narisetti was forced out by Univision amid staff cuts at the Gizmodo Media Group.[11]

In February 2020, Narisetti was hired as global publishing director at McKinsey & Company.[12]


  1. ^ a b c d e Raju Narisetti, Columbia Journalism School, Columbia University in the City of New York (Accessed: June 6, 2019)
  2. ^ "Columbia Journalism Taps Editor and Media Executive Raju Narisetti As Professor of Professional Practice and Director Knight-Bagehot Business Fellowships Program | School of Journalism". journalism.columbia.edu. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  3. ^ "On the year where "a very fundamental human right—the right to access information" was challenged: Raju Narisetti, Wikimedia Foundation Board member". Wikimedia Foundation. 10 January 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  4. ^ Bell, Melissa (20 January 2012). "Raju Narisetti, Post managing editor, to rejoin Wall Street Journal – Ask The Post". The Washington Post.
  5. ^ "Narisetti leaves DC to join Wall Street Journal". The Wall Street Journal. 20 January 2012.
  6. ^ "Raju Narisetti Named Senior Vice President & Deputy Head of Strategy for New News Corporation". Business Wire. 25 February 2013.
  7. ^ "News Corp SVP Raju Narisetti Named Gawker Media CEO". The Daily Beast. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Univision Communications Inc Names Raju Narisetti CEO of Gizmodo Media Group". Univision. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  9. ^ Stelter, Brian (21 September 2016). "Raju Narisetti named CEO of what was Gawker Media". CNNMoney. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Gizmodo Media Group CEO Raju Narisetti Steps Down". Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  11. ^ Tani, Maxwell (9 April 2018). "Univision Forces Out Gizmodo CEO as Company Weighs Deep Cuts". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Biz journalist Narisetti joins McKinsey & Co". Talking Biz News. 24 February 2020. Retrieved 7 August 2020.