NEW DELHI: The prime time star of Indian English TV news Arnab Goswami has resigned as the Editor-in Chief of Times Now, local media reported.
Goswami, who is often criticised for being judgmental and hawkish, was not seen on his prime time show The Newshour in the past couple of days.
Indian ExpresS quoting sources said that he announced his resignation at an editorial meeting.
Goswami resigned from the post as he wanted to start something on his own, said sources.
The channel, however, is still showing teasers of Newshours with Arnab.
Goswami was recently given “Y category” security cover from the government after the Intelligence Bureau perceived a threat to his life.
He was to get 24-hour protection from around 20 security personnel, including two personal security officers, who will guard him from close distance.
Goswami started his career in The Telegraph in Kolkata. But within a year he joined NDTV in 1995. He later joined Times Now as its Editor-in-Chief in 2006. He was often criticised for being judgmental on his news show.
This article originally appeared in Samaa News