Barkha Dutt quits NDTV after nearly 20 years

Raj Baddhan

Senior Editor


Barkha Dutt has announced her departure as Group Editor at NDTV after nearly twenty years.

The popular female face of NDTV made her debut with her coverage of the Kargil War.

In a moving tribute to Dutt, NDTV said:

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; 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 The 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 multi media 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.

I know you will join us in wishing Barkha the very very best.

Executive Co-Chairpersons, NDTV, Radhika and Prannoy Roy