Popular prime-time news debate host Arnab Goswami resigned as the editor-in-chief of Times Now, The News Minute reported on Tuesday. The move, apparently in favour of turning an entrepreneur and starting his own venture, came after several days of murmurs about his likely exit, the report added.
According to some employees of Times Now who did not wish to be named, Goswami told the editorial team that he believed in the media and would continue in the television business. Many sources in the organisation said he might start a news channel with politician and entrepreneur Rajeev Chandrasekhar and American media baron Rupert Murdoch. It was also rumoured that Goswami might join the popular UK news organisation, Fox News.
As editor-in-chief of Times Now, Goswami is known to have popularised a new brand of news coverage, criticised by some for its high-decibel arguments.
Soon after the word of his resignation came out, microblogging site Twitter was abuzz with posts on ‘Times Now’ and ‘Arnab Goswami’. These two topics were among the top trending topics on Tuesday evening.