Arnab Goswami at WikiConference India 2011
|Born||Guwahati, Assam 9th October, 1973|
|Education||Hindu College, University of Delhi
St. Antony’s College, Oxford
|Occupation||News Anchor and Editor in Chief of Times Now|
|Years active||1998 – present|
|Notable credit(s)||The Newshour,
Frankly Speaking with Arnab
|Television||The Newshour, Times Now|
Arnab Goswami (Assamese:অৰ্ণৱ গোস্বামী) is an Indian journalist who is the Editor-in-Chief and News anchor of the Indian news channel Times Now. The Newshour, a live debate anchored by him, is aired at 9 pm (IST) on weekdays. He also hosts a special television program Frankly Speaking with Arnab, which has featured eminent personalities. Arnab is a recipient of a number of awards for his journalistic abilities and has also written a book named Combating Terrorism: The Legal Challenge.
Early life and Education
Arnab Goswami was born in Guwahati, Assam on 9th October 1973. He comes from an Assamese family of eminent jurists. His paternal grandfather, Rajani Kanta Goswami, was a lawyer by profession, a Congress leader and a freedom fighter. His maternal grandfather, Gauri Sankar Bhattacharya, was a leader of the opposition in Assam for many years. He was a freedom fighter, an intellectual writer and a recipient of the Asom Sahitya Sabha Award. As an army officer's son, he attended schools in various cities. He passed his 10th Standard board examinations from Mount St Mary's School (New Delhi) in Delhi Cantonment, his 12th Standard board exams from Kendriya Vidyalaya in Jabalpur Cantonment. Arnab graduated in Sociology from Hindu College. He completed his Master's degree in Social Anthropology from Oxford University (St. Antony’s College, 1994) where he was a Felix Scholar. In 2000, he was a visiting fellow at the International Studies Department at Cambridge University (Sidney Sussex College) where he was a D C Pavate fellow.
Arnab Goswami began his career in TV news broadcast with NDTV 24x7 in 1995, where he anchored daily newscasts, and reporting for News Tonight a programme telecast on DD Metro. Later as the news editor, he was part of NDTV’s core team during the transition from programme producer to the 24-hour mode in 1998. He hosted the Newshour show every weeknight. Newshour was the longest running news analysis shown on any channel (1998-2003). As a Senior Editor with NDTV 24x7, he was responsible for the overall editorial content of the channel. He hosted one of the channel’s top rated news analysis show Newsnight, which won an award for the Best News Anchor of Asia 2004 in the 2004 Asian Television Awards.
Arnab Goswami is currently Editor in Chief and News anchor of the Times Now news channel. His show The Newshour is aired at 9 pm with live news coverage, which has featured notable personalities like Parvez Musharraf and Rahul Bajaj. His notable accomplishments include stepping up with the 11 July 2006 Mumbai train bombings, interviewing over 200 politicians and analysts during the Trust Vote in October 2008 within a span of 26 hours of live anchoring and hosting the 26/11 Mumbai Terror attacks for over 65 hours. He also hosts a special programme Frankly Speaking with Arnab, which has featured eminent personalities such as the late Benazir Bhutto, former UK Prime Minister – Gordon Brown, Afghanistan President – Hamid Karzai, retired head of state of the Tibetan Government in Exile Dalai Lama, US Secretary of State – Hillary Clinton, Sonia Gandhi and a host of prominent Indian personalities from politics, sports, films, and the corporate world. He has also written a book named Combating Terrorism: The Legal Challenge.
- Asian Television awards for Best Presenter or Anchor (Runner up)
- Society Young Achievers award for excellence in the field of Media
- Indian News Broadcasting Awards 2008 for Innovative Editor-in-Chief
- Assamese of the Year Award by News Live
- Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism(tv) for the year 2010 by the Indian Express Group.
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