Barkha Dutt quits NDTV to start her own venture


New Delhi: Senior journalist Barkha Dutt on Sunday announced that she is quitting NDTV to explore new opportunities. She is likely to start her own venture.

Dutt quit as Consulting Editor of NDTV.

“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!” the senior journalist tweeted

Dutt said she was “hugely excited to start New Year on a new slate, diversify my interests & build my own independent projects.”

NDTV also confirmed her resignation.

“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,” said a statement.

“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,” the statement added.

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