Senior journalist Arnab Goswami resigned as the editor-in-chief of Times Now, say sources. The prime time star, whose talk show—The News Hour—is one of the most watched news programmes in India, however, reportedly said that he would remain in television.
Arnab announced his resignation at an editorial meeting, according to sources which further said that the popular anchor wanted to start something on his own.
Arnab was recently given “Y" category security after he faced threat from Pakistan based terrorists groups.
The Quint has reported that Arnab made the announcement in a room full of Times Now employees in Mumbai with the bureaus like Delhi joining via video conferencing. According to the report, Arnab used the phrase “the game has just begun" at least 15 times in his hour long speech—a clear indication of a new project he is likely to launch.
A few other reports quoted sources in the organisation as saying that Goswami might start a news channel with politician and entrepreneur Rajeev Chandrasekhar and American media baron Rupert Murdoch. Rumours also have it that Goswami might join the popular UK news organisation, Fox News.
Arnab started his career in The Telegraph and stepped into television journalism with the NDTV in 1995. He joined Times Now in 2006.
According to Exchange for Media, The News Hour has enjoyed over 70 per cent share of the prime-time audience for the past 8 years.