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Barkha Dutt stepping down as NDTV group editor, to set up her own company

Nearly two decades after she joined NDTV, journalist Barkha Dutt is stepping down from the post of Group Editor from the channel. She is planning to set up her own media company.According to a Huffington

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk Updated on: February 16, 2015 19:30 IST
barkha dutt stepping down as ndtv group editor to set up
barkha dutt stepping down as ndtv group editor to set up her own company

Nearly two decades after she joined NDTV, journalist Barkha Dutt is stepping down from the post of Group Editor from the channel. She is planning to set up her own media company.

According to a Huffington Post report, “Although she will be partly be associated with the channel as she will continue to work as consulting editor. She will also continue to host two shows -- daily Buck Stops Here and the weekly We The People.”

Barkha Dutt is well known for her reporting during the Kargil war, as well as hosting popular weekly program such as, We The People. She has also been at the centre of a few controversies, including the Radia tapes.

Founders of NDTV Radhika and Prannoy wrote an email announcing Dutt's stepping-down for her post.

Here is the full text of Prannoy Roy's email:

From: Prannoy Roy

To: Everyone in NDTV Group
Subject: The very best

Dear All

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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