Barkha Dutt is now Consulting Editor, NDTV

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Media Publishing | February 16, 2015
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The senior journalist has resigned from her post of Group Editor, NDTV.

Barkha Dutt, senior journalist and columnist, has stepped down from the post of group editor, NDTV. She has moved to the role of consulting editor at the company.


Dutt is looking at launching her own multi-media content company and policy group.

As mentioned in an internal mail sent to the team at NDTV by Prannoy Roy (co-founder and executive co-chairperson, NDTV) and Radhika Roy (co-chairperson), "Her TV relationship with NDTV will remain unchanged. She will remain as closely associated with NDTV as she has all these years as the anchor for 'The 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. 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."

Dutt had joined NDTV as a young reporter-cum-producer almost two decades ago and has worn many hats at NDTV - journalist, anchor and editor.

She started her journalism career with NDTV and later rose to head the English news division of the organisation. It was her reporting of the Kargil conflict in 1999 that brought her to prominence in journalism in the country.

Dutt holds a Master's degree in journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, New York, and a Master's in Mass Communications from Jamia Millia Islamia Mass Communication Research Center, New Delhi. She did her graduation in English Literature from St. Stephen's College, Delhi.

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