New Delhi: Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-Chief news channels Times Now and ET Now, has resigned. He reportedly announced his decision to resign at an editorial conference.
Mr. Goswami started his career as a print journalist in The Telegraph, before joining NDTV in 1995. He helped launch Times Now in 2006 and has been at the helm of affairs ever since.
His primetime show, The Newshour, brought immense TRP for the channel since 2007. The ratings spiked in the next couple of years and continued to grow. Goswami’s style of anchoring the shows, taking stands on controversial subjects and championing issues concerned with the audience, turned The Newshour into the most popular news show between the time slot of 9-11.
Goswami’s sudden departure would come as a huge blow to Times Now. He is considered to be the whole and soul of the channel. Over the past decade, he has turned into face of the channel. Most recently, his popularity has further escalated since he evidently adopted a right-leaning stand from issues ranging from ‘award wapsi’ to ‘intolerance’. Lately, viewers have also hailed Goswami for conducting his shows in an all-gun blazing style in the aftermath of Uri terror attack and the surgical strikes carried out by India.