Srinandan Kasi appointed VP of Associated Press

An Indian American Srinandan Kasi, who has been with the Associated Press news cooperative since 2004, has been promoted to be vice president and general counsel making him one of the most senior South Asians in the business side of the US media.

A graduate of the University of Madras, India, he holds a PhD in chemistry from the University of Houston, and a JD from Columbia University.

Kasi, who was raised and educated in Chennai, India, joins a handful of executives in the top management of US mainstream media firms, including Nusrat Durrani, senior VP and General Manager, MTV World; Ketan Gandhi, president and publisher of the Home News Tribune in New Jersey (first South Asian publisher of a US daily); Rena Golden, senior vice president of CNN International; Manish Jha, senior VP and general manager of Mobile ESPN.

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