Arnab Goswami Biography: Arnab Goswami is an Indian news anchor and journalist managing director and editor-in-chief of Republic Media Network. Goswami’s Republic Media Network presently owns and operates three channels, namely Republic TV in English, Republic Bharat in Hindi, and Republic Bangla in Bengali.
Arnab Goswami Biography
Before Republic TV, Goswami was the editor-in-chief and a news anchor of Times Now and ET Now from 2006 to 2016. Previously, he had also served stints at NDTV and The Telegraph. On Times Now, he anchored The Newshour, a live debate at 9 pm (IST) weekdays, which propelled him to widespread fame. He also hosted a special television program, Frankly Speaking with Arnab. In November 2016, Goswami resigned as editor-in-chief of Times Now. His news channel Republic TV was launched in May 2017.
Early Life and Family:- Goswami was born in Guwahati, Assam, on 7 March 1973 in an Assamese family of Manoranjan Goswami and Suprabha Gain-Goswami. His father, Manoranjan Goswami, joined the Indian Army in the early 1960s and retired as a colonel after serving in the army for nearly 30 years. Upon retirement, he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party and was the party’s unsuccessful candidate in 1998 Lok Sabha Polls for the Guwahati constituency. He wrote various columns, books and was the recipient of the Asam Sahitya Sabha Award in 2017. Arnab’s mother, Suprabha Gain-Goswami, is an author. His paternal grandfather Rajani Kanta Goswami was a lawyer. His maternal grandfather, Gaurisankar Bhattacharyya, was an elected legislator from the Communist Party of India and served as the leader of the opposition in Assam for many years.
Education:- An army officer’s son, Goswami, attended schools across various parts of India. He passed his 10th Standard board exams from St Mary’s School in Delhi Cantonment and his 12th Standard board exams from Kendriya Vidyalaya in Jabalpur Cantonment. Goswami has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the Hindu College in Delhi University. In 1994 Goswami completed his Master’s in Social Anthropology from St. Antony’s College at Oxford University, a Felix Scholar.
Arnab Goswami birthday:- 7 March 1973
Arnab Goswami Marital status:- Samyabrata Ray Goswami
Arnab Goswami Instagram:- Instagram
Arnab Goswami net worth:- 36million dollars
Arnab Goswami age:- 48 years
Arnab Goswami height:- 1.8m
Arnab Goswami zodiac sign:- Pisces
Arnab Goswami favorite food:- Continental Food
Arnab Goswami monthly salary:- 1.4 crore per month
Career (Arnab Goswami Biography)
- The Telegraph and NDTV Goswami started his career with The Telegraph in Kolkata, as a journalist; less than a year later, he moved to Delhi and joined NDTV. Goswami was a part of NDTV from 1996 to 2006. At NDTV, he anchored daily newscasts including News Tonight, a program telecast on DD Metro. Newsnight, hosted by Goswami, won him an award for the Best News Anchor of Asia 2004 in the 2004 Asian Television Awards.
- Times Now:-
In 2006, Goswami left NDTV to join the newly launched Times Now news channel, as its editor-in-chief. His show The Newshour was aired at 9 pm with live news coverage and featured notable personalities such as Parvez Musharraf. He also hosted a special program, Frankly Speaking with Arnab, which has featured personalities such as Benazir Bhutto and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, retired head of state of the Tibetan Government in Exile, the Dalai Lama, and former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Goswami was the first television anchor to interview Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he took office in 2014.
- Resignation from Editors Guild:-In the wake of the 2020 Palghar mob lynching, on 21 April 2020, during his live show, Arnab resigned from the Editors Guild. Arnab accused Shekhar Gupta of leading the compromise on journalism for not speaking on incidents like this. Nagpur police registered a first information report against Arnab Goswami over a complaint filed by Maharashtra Power Minister Nitin Raut
He has been accused of opinionated reporting in support of Bharatiya Janata Party and Hindutva across a wide spectrum of situations – including by uncritical reproduction of government narratives, avoiding criticism of figures from the ruling party (BJP), and presenting political opponents in a negative light.
- Tharoor defamation case:-
Also that month, parliamentarian Shashi Tharoor filed a civil defamation case in the Delhi High Court against Goswami and Republic TV in connection with the channel’s broadcast of news items from 8 to 13 May claiming his link in his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s death in 2014. Seeking the channel’s response, Justice Manmohan of the High Court said, “Bring down the rhetoric. You can put out your story; you can put out the facts. You cannot call him names. That is uncalled for.”
- News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) censures:-
On 30 August 2018, the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) of India demanded Republic TV to tender a full-screen apology for using multiple objectionable words to describe a bunch of people at a political rally who were harassing one of his journalists. Republic TV “removed the video from its website and YouTube account” after receiving the complaint but refused to comply with the NBSA order instead of filing an appeal. In October 2019, RepublicTV was again asked to broadcast a public apology after the channel declined to co-operate in a case accusing Goswami of violating the standard prohibitions on racial and religious stereotyping and instead commented on NBSA. To have engaged in “intense pseudo-judicial oversight.” Republic TV did not abide by the order; incidentally, Goswami was the committee’s convener that drafted the code years back.
- The confrontation between Arnab Goswami and Uddhav Thackeray:-
Two Republic TV staff and a taxi driver were arrested on 8 September 2020 for allegedly trespassing on a farmhouse of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in Raigad district. The issue has since snowballed into a confrontation between Arnab Goswami and the Uddhav Thackeray government. Arnab, on 11 September 2020, issued a statement demanding the release of the journalists. He also alleged that the leaders of the Shiv Sena had threatened cable operators to “blackout” Republic Bharat, Republic TV’s Hindi channel.