Zakka Jacob is Executive Editor of CNN News 18 and the host of the channel’s flagship show 'Brasstacks'. In his short span in CNN News 18, which is CNN international's India affiliate, Zakka has managed to carve a niche in the crowded and noisy primetime which is dominated by loud panelists and shouting matches that pass off as debates. He was awarded the Best News Anchor in Asia award in 2016 and 2018 by the Asian Television Academy, an honour no Indian anchor has been awarded twice. Recently he was chosen in Impact magazine's 40 under 40 list. Prior to joining CNN News 18, Zakka worked in China Central Television from 2011 to 2014, becoming the first South Asian face on Chinese television.