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Zakka Jacob is a TV News personality with more than 12 years of experience anchoring and covering some of the defining news stories of the last decade. Some of his most important work includes the Asian Tsunami of 2004, the Mumbai terror attacks 2008, the leadership transition in China 2012 and most recently the Indian General Elections 2014.
Back when he started in 2003, Zakka created history by being the youngest newscaster on a major Indian station. He was with Headlines Today, India’s first 24 hour English news channel, for more than seven years. While there he interviewed a range of international newsmakers from former U.S. President Bill Clinton to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and writer Salman Rushdie.
In 2011, Zakka left for Beijing to join China Central Television CCTV. He became the first and only South Asian face on Chinese national TV. During his three years in China he covered and fronted the leadership transition in China with the anointment of Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang.
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