News anchor Arnab Goswami on Tuesday resigned as president and editor-in-chief of news channels Times Now and ET Now, said a person familiar with the development.
However, it was not immediately clear if his resignation had been accepted by the management at Times Network.
Goswami hosted the flagship Newshour debate on Tuesday night.
Raj Jain, chief executive at Bennett, Coleman and Co. Ltd, declined to comment on Goswami’s resignation. Repeated calls and texts to both Goswami and M.K. Anand, chief executive and managing director at Times Network, went unanswered.
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The person cited above said Goswami thanked his team of 40-50 over an hour-long editorial meeting held in Mumbai. “In his address to the team, Goswami said he does not want to gather moss, that he wants to be a rolling stone and change with the times,” said the person, requesting anonymity.
Goswami told the meeting that he will continue to be in the television news business.
Goswami, who began his career as a journalist with The Telegraph newspaper, helped launch Times Now in 2006 and has been at the helm of affairs ever since.
He was appointed president (news) and editor-in-chief, Times Now and ET Now, in June 2015 and also led the editorial team of ET Now, the business news channel operated by The Times Group.
The Times Group and Mint’s publisher HT Media Ltd compete in some markets.