When Arnab Goswami announced his resignation as Editor-in-Chief and President (News) of popular news channels Times Now and ET Now on 1 November, it was a given that he would also inevitably relinquish his hold over the channel’s flagship show, The Newshour.
Times Network CEO MK Anand announced on yesterday that Friday would be Arnab Goswami’s last day at the channel. The CEO also added that Arnab would not be anchoring The Newshour anymore.
In an emotional speech to the news pit delivered right after the CEO’s announcement, Arnab recalled how he and his team worked hard to bring up the channel that enjoys massive popularity among television viewers in the country.
The newsroom then witnessed emotional scenes as Arnab and many others broke down.
Anchors Niranjan Narayanaswamy and Tina Sharma have fronted the show during the last two days. These two editors and anchor Anand Narasimhan will host the show for now.
Arnab’s tremendous appeal, even among those who hated his autocratic stance, redefined prime-time news in India.
The News Minute has learnt from sources that quite a few top anchors and editors from other channels have been interviewed.
A few old timers of the channel are also expected to make a comeback.