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Barkha Dutt resigns as NDTV group Editor

barkha_duttNew Delhi: NDTV’s Barkha Dutt has resigned from her Group Editor post to set up her own media house.

According to NDTV founders Radhika and Prannoy suggests Dutt will continue serving as the consulting editor for the channel.

Dutt has served the news channel for almost two decades and became popular after she covered the Kargil war and 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attacks.

Dutt has also received many prestigious awards, including the Padma Shri and the Indian Television Academy award for Best Talk Show for the past five years.

Barkha Dutt was only 23 when she joined NDTV as a young reporter cum producer. NDTV was the first place she ever worked in and for two decades we have seen her evolve into one of our most prolific reporters. She has been a key member of the NDTV family and a big part of our memorable journey from a production house that created a nightly news bulletin for doordarshan to what we are today. She has worn many hats for NDTV: journalist, anchor, editor and NDTV has been both her learning ground and her second home.

Now twenty years later we wish her all the very best as she embarks on yet another role with us. Barkha will be moving to the role of Consulting Editor. She will remain as closely associated with NDTV as she has all these years as the anchor for Buck Stops Here on weeknights and We The People on weekends. She will also be available as always for analysis and inputs on big news events and stories. While her TV relationship with NDTV remains unchanged, in her new role she will be setting up her own multimedia content company and policy group. We have literally seen barkha grow from a child to an adult professional and look forward to our close bonds only strengthening further as she embarks on this new venture.