Friday would be Arnab Goswami's last day at Times Now channel, reported The News Minute. Goswami had announced his resignation from his post as editor-in-chief and president news of Times Now and ET Now on 1 November.
According to the report, Times Now CEO MK Anand had also announced that Goswami would not be hosting the flagship programme The Newshour anymore. The report added that the initial plan was to have a four-hour show which, however, was scrapped later.
Goswami started his career with The Telegraph in Kolkata after which he moved to NDTV 24x7. He joined Times Now in 2006. His brand of journalism has often come under flak, especially the daily The Newshour.
Sulekha Nair wrote for Firstpost: "According to a report by the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), Goswami, commands nearly 76 percent of the English news viewership in the time band between 9 pm and 11 pm, when he hosts his show The Newshour."
After he announced his resignation on 1 November, Goswami had addressed his core team and spoke about "his dream of an independent media," according to The Indian Express.
Goswami could soon chart a new course as media maven with interests in a global news channel that addresses Indians and the Indian diaspora, which numbers about 20 million, sources familiar with his plans told Shantanu Guha Ray.
Disclaimer: Firstpost is from the same stable as CNN News18 which competes with Times Now.