After Arnab Goswami's big exit from Times Now, here comes another goodbye. Barkha Dutt, the anchor face and consulting editor of NDTV has been a journalist with this news firm for 21 years. Her official twitter handle saw tweets emerging of her exit in the form of farewells, reminiscences, and gratitude.
Did my last We The People. At 16 yrs its longest running TV show which I built from scratch,won scores of awards for& am hugely proud of 1/4— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) January 15, 2017
Its been a super ride at NDTV but new beginning in 2017. I shall be moving on from NDTV to explore new opportunities & my own ventures! 2/4— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) January 15, 2017
As I move on after 21 Great NDTV yrs;a team I'm SO proud of, an Emmy Nomination & many other awards to cap it all,I count on your wishes 3/4— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) January 15, 2017
Hugely excited to start New Year on a new slate, diversify my interests & build my own independent projects. Watch this space for more ! 4/4— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) January 15, 2017
On a Facebook post, the NDTV veteran said, " After a great two decades at NDTV I will be moving on to explore new opportunities, diversify my interests and build my own multi media content and events company as well as special projects."
Dutt emerged as a prominent journalist post her 1999 Kargil stint and was known famously for her primetime shows, 'The Buck Stops Here' and 'We The People'.
A graduate from Jamia Milia and Columbia School of Journalism, her Twitter handle updated her bio to 'contributing columnist of The Washington Post'
NDTV also released an official statement wishing her good luck for her future opportunities. "In all her years with NDTV, she has been hugely productive and has grown with the organisation, becoming an acclaimed, award-winning journalist of repute across India and many parts of the world," the channel said.