Arnab Goswami’s announcement of his resignation from Times Now stormed the social media and other media institution. During his working tenure, he enjoyed a heavy TRP on his shows like ‘The NewsHour’ and has gained 70% share of the prime time audience of past 8 years.
The Prime Time star English tv news told his editorial team that he will remain on television while announcing his resignation he further added he believes in the media, and that he will continue on television. According to sources in Times Now meeting of few editors and reporters were called at 4:30 pm and went on till about 5:30 pm.
Times Now was not running successfully in the initial stage but it is Arnab who spun its ratings around with his loud television. “He repeatedly said that ‘The game has just begun’,” said a source in Times Now, “and that ‘independent media is going to thrive’.”
Exchange for media says, “Goswami has led TIMES NOW to leadership in less than a year of launching the channel in 2006. Since 2007, he has maintained and increased the dominance of TIMES NOW in the No. 1 slot for 8 consecutive years. His 9 pm ‘The Newshour’ is the last word in appointment viewing on Indian television, commanding over 70 percent share of the audience and unmatched viewer loyalty for the last 8 years.
Many sources in the organisation also said he might be joined UK-based news organisation FOX news or start his own with politician and entrepreneur Rajeev Chandrasekhar and American Media baron Rupert Murdoch.
Arnab hails from Assam and is the son of an army officer. After obtaining a masters degree in sociology at Oxford, Arnab began his journalistic career with The Telegraph for brief period before joining NDTV.
As Editor in Chief of TIMES NOW, he has revolutionised news coverage, anchoring for 100 hours during the 26/11 attack, spearheading the greatest exposes against corruption starting with the CWG scam, and including the 2G scam, the Kargil for Profit scam and others in 2010-11, the coverage of the Anna agitation, and path-breaking interviews with Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi in 2014 that set the news agenda in the National Election.