Raju Narisetti


Raju Narisetti (born 1966) is a journalist and former newspaper editor who has been global publishing director at McKinsey & Company since 2020.[1] From July 2018 to December 2019, he was a professor of professional practice and director of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship Program at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.[2][3] In October 2017, Narisetti was appointed to the board of trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation.[4] He is one of the Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum.[5]

Raju Narisetti
Narisetti in 2015
Born (1966-06-26) 26 June 1966 (age 58)
Hyderabad, India
EducationIndiana University Bloomington
Notable credit(s)News Corporation, Mint, The Economic Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal



Narisetti holds a B.A. in economics from Osmania University, an M.B.A. from the Institute of Rural Management Anand and an M.A. in journalism from Indiana University Bloomington.[2] He started as a journalist at The Economic Times in India before commencing his U.S. career at the Dayton Daily News, where he was a staff reporter from 1991 to 1994.[2]

He first joined The Wall Street Journal as a reporter specializing in global media, technology and consumer products trends in 1994; over the next twelve years, he was promoted to deputy national editor of the American edition; managing editor (2003–2004) and editor (2004–2006) of The Wall Street Journal Europe; and deputy managing editor (2005–2006) in charge of Europe, the Middle East and Africa for the newspaper's global brand.[2] As the founding editor of Mint from 2006 to 2009, Narisetti facilitated the publication's emergence as India's second-largest business newspaper. It is owned by HT Media, which also publishes the Hindustan Times.[2]

Narisetti was managing editor, digital of The Washington Post[6] from 2009 to 2012 before briefly rejoining The Wall Street Journal (as head of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network) in 2012.[7] As senior vice president of growth and strategy for News Corporation from 2013 to 2016, he helped the media group cultivate new revenue opportunities, particularly in Asia.[8]

He was named president and chief executive officer of Gizmodo Media Group following its acquisition by Univision in September 2016.[9] He remained in the role until April 2018.[10][11][12] According to The Daily Beast, Narisetti was forced out by Univision amid staff cuts.[13]


  1. ^ "Biz journalist Narisetti joins McKinsey & Co". Talking Biz News. 24 February 2020. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e Raju Narisetti, Columbia Journalism School, Columbia University in the City of New York (Accessed: June 6, 2019)
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "Community". The Forum of Young Global Leaders. Retrieved 19 May 2022.
  6. ^ Bell, Melissa (20 January 2012). "Raju Narisetti, Post managing editor, to rejoin Wall Street Journal – Ask The Post". The Washington Post.
  7. ^ "Narisetti leaves DC to join Wall Street Journal". The Wall Street Journal. 20 January 2012.
  8. ^ "Raju Narisetti Named Senior Vice President & Deputy Head of Strategy for New News Corporation". Business Wire. 25 February 2013.
  9. ^ "News Corp SVP Raju Narisetti Named Gawker Media CEO". The Daily Beast. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Univision Communications Inc Names Raju Narisetti CEO of Gizmodo Media Group". Univision. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  11. ^ Stelter, Brian (21 September 2016). "Raju Narisetti named CEO of what was Gawker Media". CNNMoney. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  12. ^ "Gizmodo Media Group CEO Raju Narisetti Steps Down". Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  13. ^ Tani, Maxwell (9 April 2018). "Univision Forces Out Gizmodo CEO as Company Weighs Deep Cuts". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
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