For many, it would be the end of an era. Time Television Network is losing the Editor-in-Chief of its flagship news and business news channels Times Now and ET Now – Arnab Goswami – after a stint of nearly 10 years. Goswami’s destination next is still unclear but it is understood that he would be donning the entrepreneurial hat, in the media domain, in his new avatar.
Times Television Network is still in the process of announcing Goswami’s replacement. While StartupKafe did not get any official comments at the time of filing the report, the development has been confirmed by a very senior company resource.
Arnab Goswami hails from Assam. As an army officer’s son, he attended school in various cities. He passed his 10th Standard board exams from St Mary’s School in Delhi Cantonment and his 12th Standard board exams from Kendriya Vidyalaya in Jabalpur Cantonment. Arnab graduated in Sociology from Hindu College, Delhi University. He has completed his Masters in Social Anthropology from Oxford University (St Antony’s College, 1994) where he was a Felix Scholar.
Before being a part of NDTV in 1995 Arnab Goswami started his journalism career in The Telegraph in Kolkata, which was for a stint less than a year. During the same year (1995) he shifted his career in TV news broadcast with NDTV, where he anchored daily newscasts, and reporting for News Tonight a programme telecast on DD Metro.
Arnab Goswami is the current Editor-in-Chief and a news anchor of the Times Now since 2006. Times Now is an English news channel launched in 2006 in India. Arnab states that he is a firm believer in news that is “popular but not populist”. He is a news reader and a talk show host in Times Now. His show The Newshour is aired at 9 pm with live news coverage.