Barkha Dutt leaves NDTV after 21 years of association with channel


Popular journalist Barkha Dutt has left the NDTV after being a key part of the channel for 21 years.

Barkha tweeted, “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. 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!

Barkha Dutt

“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. Hugely excited to start New Year on a new slate, diversify my interests & build my own independent projects. Watch this space for more !”

In its statement, NDTV wished Barkha “all the very best” adding that she had been ‘hugely productive” and grew with the organisation in “her years with” the channel.

The statement read, “In 1995, Barkha Dutt joined NDTV straight out of college, and now, after 21 wonderful years together, Barkha has requested that she would like to explore some new opportunities, pursue other interests and work on her own ventures.

“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. We are certain that Barkha will go from strength to strength and NDTV wishes her all the very best.”

Barkha has been with the channel in a consulting role since resigning from the channel as the Editorial Director in January 2016. She had formed a media entity, The Print, in partnership with journalist Shekhar Gupta.



  1. The worst journalist “presstitute” ever. Now that she has left we can go back to watching NDTV again. What an irony, stopped watching times now after Arnab departed!


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