Barkha Dutt steps down as Group Editor of NDTV

For many, NDTV’s most vocal and daring female journalist Barkha Dutt has been the point of reference. The number of comments on this blog as well as visitors searching for ‘Barkha Dutt’ directed to this blog is evidence enough. The most searched and visited posts on this blog are those referring to Barkha Dutt. The most searched terms are also the same!
Now, that speaks a lot for her! Take it either way – but you can’t ignore her, can you?
And there is something more: she has quit NDTV; now on, she will continue to be associated with NDTV only as a ‘consulting editor’! Read further… from
NDTV Group Editor and veteran journalist/anchor Barkha Dutt has stepped down from her role. NDTV’s Prannoy and Radhika Roy have informed group’s employees of her move in an internal e-mail.

Below is the full text of the e-mail.

Barkha Dutt was only 23 when she joined NDTV as a young reporter cum producer. NDTV was the first place she ever worked in and for two decades we have seen her evolve into one of our most prolific reporters. She has been a key member of the NDTV family and a big part of our memorable journey from a production house that created a nightly news bulletin for doordarshan to what we are today. She has worn many hats for NDTV: journalist, anchor, editor and NDTV has been both her learning ground and her second home.

Now twenty years later we wish her all the very best as she embarks on yet another role with us. Barkha will be moving to the role of Consulting Editor. She will remain as closely associated with NDTV as she has all these years as the anchor for Buck Stops Here on weeknights and We The People on weekends. She will also be available as always for analysis and inputs on big news events and stories. While her TV relationship with NDTV remains unchanged, in her new role she will be setting up her own multi media content company and policy group. We have literally seen barkha grow from a child to an adult professional and look forward to our close bonds only strengthening further as she embarks on this new venture.

I know you will join us in wishing Barkha the very very best.
Radhika and Prannoy


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