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Barkha Dutt Quits NDTV After 21 Years, To Work On Her Own Venture Just Like Arnab Goswami

Published on 15 January, 2017 at 6:56 pm By

Senior journalist Barkha Dutt has announced on Twitter that she has quit as Consulting Editor of NDTV.

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She is exploring new opportunities and was likely to start her own venture.


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In an official statement issued, NDTV appreciated her long-time association with the channel and wished her all the best for her future.

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“In 1995, Barkha Dutt joined NDTV straight out of college, and now, after 21 wonderful years together, Barkha has requested that she would like to explore some new opportunities, pursue other interests and work on her own ventures,” the statement said.

Barkha’s resignation comes after Arnab Goswami, editor-in-chief of Times Now, announced his resignation. After quitting Times Now, he had announced the launch of his own news channel, a venture that would be mark departure from what is traditional journalism and something that will decidedly be “independent” of biases. This venture is called Republic.

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Dutt shot to fame for her coverage of Kargil war in 1999. She later became the face of NDTV’s programme We The People. She has won many national and international awards, including the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour.

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However, she got into controversy due to the controversial Radia tapes and her coverage of 26/11 attacks when she reported from Taj Mahal Hotel and Oberoi Trident. She was blamed for putting lives at risk and causing deaths by identifying on live television where the hotel guests might be located.

However, Twitteratis reacted the other way:



 


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