In a development of watershed proportions, news has just come out that Editor-in-Chief of Times Now, Arnab Goswami has just resigned from the channel. Goswami, who is widely regarded as one of the most influential journalists in India today might launch his own channel.
As per reports, he announced at an editorial meeting that he has resigned. He told his team that he will start something on his own. Times Television Network is still in the process of announcing Goswami’s replacement. While Arnab or the channel hasn’t come up with any official declaration, the development has been confirmed by a very senior company resource.
Arnab Goswami in a nutshell
Hailing from Assam, Arnab Goswami, who is an army officer’s son, attended school in various cities. He passed his 10th Standard board exams from St Mary’s School in Delhi Cantonment and his 12th Standard board exams from Kendriya Vidyalaya in Jabalpur Cantonment. He completed his Masters in Social Anthropology from Oxford University (St Antony’s College, 1994) where he was a Felix Scholar.
Before being a part of NDTV in 1995 Arnab Goswami started his journalism career in The Telegraph in Kolkata, where his stint was for less than a year. During the same year (1995) he shifted his career in TV news broadcast with NDTV, where he anchored daily newscasts, and reporting for News Tonight, a programme telecast on DD Metro.
However, he revitalized the functioning of electronic media after joining Times Now in 2006. His talk show ‘News Hour’ which is aired at 9 pm everyday has attained cult status over the years. While his heavy handed approach to the guests on his show and often resorting to sensationalism earned him many detractors, he is still the most popular journalist in the country.