ITV and NBC to share reporters

ITV News and NBC News have reached a joint agreement to share reporters. ITV’s recently promoted – Rohit Kachroo has recieved another promotion to become the Africa Correspondent (which was dropped in the last years ITV News International reporters shuffle). Kachroo, who is currently the crime correspondent for ITV News is expected to start his new position later in the month. Like previously, Kachroo will be based in South Africa.

“Rohit is an excellent reporter who has proved himself on many home and international stories. His first posting as a foreign correspondent will enable us to comprehensively cover Africa from Johannesburg as well as our hub in Dubai.”

As part of the new agreement, ITV News’ Middle East correspondent John Ray will become a joint correspondent with NBC News, and will be supported by the NBC production team in Israel.

“We’re expanding our foreign operations at a time when many news organisations are retracting theirs, and we’re proud to do so hand-in-hand with America’s market leader,” Jonathan Munro, ITV News

“In a world of cultural and political interdependency, it is vital that we deliver to our audience first-hand reporting from wherever news happens. This partnership with award-winning ITV News expands our depth and reach into cultures, governments and events in parts of the world that are of critical importance to our viewers.” Chris Hampson, NBC

ITV and NBC already share reports and footage, this is particlarly seen during the ITV News at 5:30 and the NBC Nightly News.

Updated: Friday 7 January 2011