The job of a news anchor is not simple or easy as you may think. It takes a great deal of skill and knowledge to be a news anchor, or for that a television journalist. The role of a news anchor is not just to give or read out news to the people but to keep its viewers engaged with his program and the channel. Thus, news anchors have a great responsibility in their overall job. For this, they are also being given with heavy salary. In fact, there are many such highly paid television journalists in the country.
Here are the 5 highest paid news anchors in India:-
1. Arnab Goswami – 1 Crore
Arnab Goswami is one of the highest paid news anchor in India. He is the managing director of the Republic TV which he co-founded along with Rajeev Chandrasekhar. Goswami started his career with ‘The Telegraph” in Kolkata. He was the editor-in-chief and a news anchor of the Times Now news channel. His channel was one of the most watched channels in the country, and even now with his Republic TV. It is said that he is paid heavily and his monthly salary is said to be above Rs 1 crore, which means he earns Rs. 12 crore per year.
2. Rajdeep Sardesai – 80 Lakhs
Rajdeep Sardesai is a news anchor and author. He is currently a consulting editor at the India Today group, and hosts India Today television. Rajdeep Sardesai’s monthly package is said to be close to Rs. 80 lakhs, and his net annual income is about Rs. 10 crores.
3. Barkha Dutt – 3.5 Crores
Barkha Dutt is a television journalist and news anchor who was part of NDTV’s team for 21 years until she left the channel in January 2017. It is said that the 43-year-old was given an approximate salary of Rs. 30 lakhs per month (excluding perks), and her annual income stands above Rs. 3.5 crores.
4. Sudhir Chaudhary – 3 Crores
Sudhir Chaudhary is television journalist who serves as the editor-in-chief and business head of the Hindi news channel Zee News. He is known for anchoring popular prime time show Daily News & Analysis (DNA). Before being the head of Zee News, he was the editor of Live India and MI Marathi channel. It is said that Sudhir gets Rs. 25 lakhs per month, bringing his annual salary to 3 crores.
5. Ravish Kumar – 2-3 Crores
Ravish Kumar is a news anchor, writer and journalist who covers topics pertaining to Indian politics and society. He is a senior executive editor at NDTV India. Ravish Kumar’s average monthly package is above Rs. 18 lakhs, taking his annual salary from Rs. 2 to 3 crores.
What do you say they deserve to get this much salary?