Journalist Barkha Dutt today resigned as the Consulting Editor of the Indian news channel NDTV in a move that took many media watchers by surprise.
She was in talks to start her own venture for some time. In an official statement by NDTV the channel noted her cooperation signaling that the journalist is taking the blessings from it.
The statement from NDTV noted her cooperation stating:
In 1995, Barkha Dutt joined NDTV straight out of college, and now, after 21 wonderful years together, Barkha has requested that she would like to explore some new opportunities, pursue other interests and work on her own ventures.
In all her years with NDTV, she has been hugely productive and has grown with the organisation, becoming an acclaimed, award-winning journalist of repute across India and many parts of the world. We are certain that Barkha will go from strength to strength and NDTV wishes her all the very best.
The farewell statement for Barkha Dutt was something that any journalist would cherish; even Arnab Goswami did not get such blessings from Times Now. Arnab too resigned from Times Now after a long stint and is now coming with ‘Republic.’
In her last message as the journalist for NDTV Barkha Dutt wrote on Twitter:
Did my last We The People. At 16 yrs its longest running TV show which I built from scratch, won scores of awards for& am hugely proud of. Its been a super ride at NDTV but new beginning in 2017. I shall be moving on from NDTV to explore new opportunities & my own ventures!As I move on after 21 Great NDTV yrs;a team I’m SO proud of, an Emmy Nomination & many other awards to cap it all,I count on your wishes. Hugely excited to start New Year on a new slate, diversify my interests & build my own independent projects. Watch this space for more!