When Arnab Goswami announced his resignation as Editor-in-Chief and President News of popular news channels Times Now and ET Now on November 1, it was a given that he would also inevitably relinquish his hold over the channel’s flagship show, “The News Hour at 9”.
Times Now CEO MK Anand announced on Thursday that Friday would be Arnab Goswami’s last day at the channel. The CEO also added that Arnab would not be anchoring “The Newshour” anymore. Sources say that a final hosting of the news debate, now considered synonymous with his belligerent anchoring, was supposed to air on Friday. The plan to have a 4 hour show on Friday has however now been shelved, with the management making their announcement.
In an emotional speech to the news pit delivered right after the CEO’s announcement, Arnab recalled how he and his team worked hard to bring up the channel that enjoys cult status among television viewers in the country. The newsroom then witnessed emotional scenes as Arnab and many others broke down.