Journalist Arnab Goswami has announced his new venture named Republic. Goswami resigned from Times Now last month. Goswami who gained popularity from his prime time show “The News Hour”, quit the channel on November 1.
On November 1, Goswami had resigned as the editor-in-chief of Times Now, and announced his plans to start a venture of his own. Rahul Shivshankar has since taken over as editor-in-chief of Times Now. Reports also suggest that Goswami’s core team members also resigned from Times Now days after his resignation.
The News Minute quoted Goswami as saying: “My venture is called ‘Republic’; I seek the support of the people of India.” Quoting sources, The News Minute also reported that the venture would primarily be based in Mumbai and that a media owner based out of Bengaluru, a major TV distribution network and an influential advertising and media buying group, were part of the bouquet of investors backing Goswami. Contrary to speculation, all investors in ‘Republic’ are reported to be Indians.
Just hours after Goswami announced the name of his venture, he was the top trend on social networking site Facebook and the third on Twitter.
Goswami is one of the most talked about news anchors in the country. He has garnered both positive and negative reactions for his style and presentation of news reports over the years. He was often criticsed for being judgmental on his news show.