On 18 November, Times Now's firebrand editor-in-chief and news anchor Arnab Goswami hosted his final episode of The Newshour. He had announced his resignation a couple of weeks earlier.
And ever since then, speculation has been rife about two things:
1) Where will he go next?
2) Who will replace him at Times Now?
At some point on Thursday, answers to both questions emerged.
The first question was answered by the website Exchange 4 Media, that reported that Goswami's new venture would be called 'Republic'. He was quoted by Exchange 4 Media as saying, "My venture is called 'Republic'. I seek the support of the people of India." Whether it's a website, a news channel, a newspaper, a magazine or an IPL franchise is as-yet-unknown and further details are awaited.
The answer to the second question arrived on Twitter, where former NewsX editor-in-chief Rahul Shivshankar changed his Twitter bio and tweeted:
First Day at @TimesNow today. Look forward to your continuing support and tweets
— Rahul Shivshankar (@RShivshankar) December 15, 2016
Shivshankar is expected to anchor The Newshour and whether or not he will be able to fill the giant shoes left behind by Goswami, remains to be seen.
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Updated Date: Dec 16, 2016 13:39 PM