Rahul Shivshankar to replace Arnab Goswami as Editor-in-Chief of Times Now: Reports

According to reports, Shivshankar will join as the new Editor-in-Chief at Times Now from December 15.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 22, 2016 2:00 am
NewsX Editor-in-Chief Rahul Shicshankar. Twitter photo NewsX Editor-in-Chief Rahul Shivshankar. Twitter photo

Days after Times Now Editor-in-Chief and Newshour anchor Arnab Goswami announced his resignation, reports suggest that he might be replaced by Rahul Shivshankar. Shivshankar is currently the Editor-in-Chief of NewsX and has previously worked with Times Now under Goswami. According to a report by TheNewsMinute, Shivshankar will join as the new Editor-in-Chief at Times Now from December 15.

Shivshankar has an experience of over 20 years in journalism and has worked with several media houses including India Today, Headlines Today and NewsX.

Arnab Goswami, who became popular for his prime time debate show NewsHour and ‘frankly speaking with Arnab’ had resigned on November 1 after working with the channel for a decade.

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First Published on: November 21, 2016 7:03 pm
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    Chris thomas
    Nov 23, 2016 at 1:50 pm
    Stope stupid e mail in my yahoo account
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      Chaitali Roy
      Nov 21, 2016 at 5:11 pm
      Some are afraid of Arnab. He has offered the only breathing space for the viewers in the w domain of Indian politics.
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        Roshan zaaher
        Nov 23, 2016 at 3:45 am
        Like the replacement or not but happy that Arnab was kicked out (shown as resignation)lt;br/gt;He was a biggest liar and mouth piece of BJP n RSS
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          SubbuI
          Nov 21, 2016 at 3:16 pm
          THIS RAHUL SHIV SHANKAR TOO IS NOT A NUETRAL ANCHOR,NOW A DAYS I FOUND HIM PRO BJP AND PRO RSS .IF TIMES NOW WANTED TO MAINTAIN NUETRALITY THIS CHOICE IS NO GOOD,IF TIMES NOW WANTED MAINTAIN STATUSQUO THEN ITS FINE.DONKEY REPLACING BUFFALLO
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            G V
            Dec 4, 2016 at 9:16 am
            With out Arnab times now is nothing. I stopped watching Times now. Shame on you times for acting under pressure from vested and antinational elements .
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              awadood
              Nov 22, 2016 at 6:25 am
              Boring news hour in Times now without Arnab, people will switch over whichever channel they see Arnab.
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                Adhikarala Somashekar
                Nov 26, 2016 at 12:07 pm
                Mr.Rahul Shivshankar lacks the journalistic spirit of his predecessor Arnab Goswami. His shows in Headlines Today were rather stupid and boring. He repeatedly fails to ask any meaningful questions and is often intimidated by his guests. I personally feel it's a BAD replacement.
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                  Adhikarala Somashekar
                  Nov 26, 2016 at 12:10 pm
                  Switch to NDTV : There are many people supporting your ideology.
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                    Bijan Mohanty
                    Nov 21, 2016 at 4:15 pm
                    TIMES NOW has done excellent job by kicking out Arnab Goswami, who was a failed, loudmouthed journalist devoid of any merit. His successor should not follow his footstep for cheap visibility.
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                      Bijan Mohanty
                      Nov 21, 2016 at 5:14 pm
                      The fellow has no cap to put the feathers. He has been made capless by TIMES NOW.
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                        Chirayu
                        Nov 27, 2016 at 5:25 am
                        he was not liar. he was strong and bold.he was in favour of human rights and development so he supported modi . wen bjp was wrong he used to rebuke them also. but our opposition being the spoiled child , they required to be given a lesson which arnab used to do
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                          dhanesh
                          Nov 23, 2016 at 7:33 pm
                          arnab has set a bench mark in journalism morover in news debate. I never watched any but one day landed on his high intensity debate with flames erupting , from that day i used watched whenever i would get a chance. Now gone those old days, missing him badly.
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                            Farad Modi
                            Nov 22, 2016 at 5:39 am
                            Could be true, lets wait for a formal announcement of Rahul Shivshankar (NewsX) replaces Arnab Goswami, frankly makes no difference to b Arnab.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Surely not impactful breaking news, with due respect to Rahul Shivshankar, he is good but Times Now and more so Newshour and Frankly Speaking will never be the same without Arnab Goswami and the overall effect and the confidence he instills. I do not remember a single channel whose editor-in-chief is so impactful that one sees his backdrop even on shows he does not moderate. That’s simple the power of change Arnab Goswami has brought into our living rooms.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Yes, I am biased towards Arnab Goswami and have no qualms of the same, simple reason, change begins with the one who initiates an impact, and he has brought people closer to news. If we need to “just know” the news then we can refer to a newspaper or to views of a fence sitting journalist. But a true journalist is the one who airs his views with the maximum impact and conviction and then leaves it to the judgement of the viewers and this simple aspect “differentiates Arnab from the rest”. He may not be perfect, fine, but as I have said before “the positives bypes the minimal negatives”. Also comedians and jokers on alternate platforms mention him more than half the time of their time slot, is surely a confirmation of the fact that he is a man whom even they follow to earn their livelihood and increase in TRP’s for their otherwise lackluster shows. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Arnab will ensure what he said as a parting note “Revolution in Journalism is coming”, and everyone who believes in his b of journalism should pro-actively keep the man active in the minds of the common man and surely “The Nation Wants to Know”, his next move.
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                              Sriniwasan
                              Nov 21, 2016 at 3:31 pm
                              Why has Times overlooked Anand Narasimhan???
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                                Sriniwasan
                                Nov 21, 2016 at 3:31 pm
                                You should have been appointed as you appear to be a Perfect
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                                  Surbhi
                                  Dec 29, 2016 at 9:22 pm
                                  you are just dumb having no knowledge for journalism. He is soon coming back then your so called times now will regret.
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                                    L bhadrapati Devi
                                    Nov 21, 2016 at 3:38 pm
                                    It is unfortunate to miss Arnab Goswami in TV debate. He is highly intelligent and well informed journalist ever in India.
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                                      madan gupta
                                      Nov 21, 2016 at 8:10 pm
                                      he is a bold journalist.
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                                        Bhanu Kiran
                                        Nov 23, 2016 at 9:36 am
                                        My 9 PM has become real vacancy and i don't feel like skipping different show. that's the impact Arnab has created on me. He was an inspiration for me to become more socially responsible. A true , emotionless , Unbiased Orator. the Best of him comes when the National interest matters. Such an impact on the government and what a voice of nation. Times now ! you are doomed.
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                                          S Subramaniam
                                          Nov 21, 2016 at 3:33 pm
                                          Arnab Goswami is cut above the cl.
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                                            Murali Dharan
                                            Nov 27, 2016 at 8:19 am
                                            Indian English news channels are horrible to watch. Regional language channels are far better.
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