Just a month after his last show on Times Now, senior journalist Arnab Goswami announced his new venture called Republic. Goswami had resigned from Times Now on November 1, and Rahul Shivshankar has replaced him as Editor In Chief of the news channel.
Accoding to the reports, his channel will start airing before the essential Uttar Pradesh elections in the first quarter of 2017.
Goswami shot to fame for his daily prime time debate show ‘The News Hour.’ The one-of-the-kind show was said to bring in more than 60 per cent of the revenue for the news channel.
The show had a dedicated audience base across the nation. Apart from that Goswami also used to conducts detailed interviews of politicians, sportspersons and celebrities on his show, ‘Frankly Speaking’.
Goswami resigned from Times Now after working at the top for a decade. He started his career at The Telegraph in Kolkata and within a year (in 1995) he joined NDTV. He soon become one of the more prominent faces along with Vikram Chandra and Rajdeep Sardesai.
Later, the prominent news anchor joined Times Now as its Editor-in-Chief in 2006.
Goswami was famous for bringing his own unique style of TV journalism into the Indian media space. The anchor was often criticized for being judgmental on his news show.
However, he has a devoted fan base of people who loved his straight interrogative style of debates along with those who hate him.