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Arnab Goswami Biography: Education, Salary, Age, Wife, Son, & More

Arnab Goswami is one of the biggest Indian Journalists and Editor-in-chief of Republic TV. Everyone knows him for his debate in Nation Wants To Know, The Debate with Arnab Goswami on Republic TV, and Puchta Hai Bharat on Republic Bharat. In this article, we are going to cover Arnab Goswami news, controversies, age, family, wife, salary, son, etc.

Arnab Goswami’s father’s name is Retd. Col. Manoranjan Goswami. Arnab started his career as a journalist in 1995 with The Telegraph and within a year he moved on to NDTV. In 2006 he left NDTV and joined Times Now as editor-in-chief. After working for 10 years there, Arnab resigned from Times Now and started as editor-in-chief in Republic TV. Now he is a news presenter and debates on Republic TV ( English language channel) and Republic Bharat (Hindi News Channel) too.

According to him, he quit Times Now due to the lack of freedom in journalism and newsroom politics. So, he decided to establish his own news network Republic TV. In 2019, he started a new Hindi news channel named Republic Bharat along with Republic TV.

Arnab Goswami Quick Facts

Full NameArnab Ranjan Goswami
Date of Birth 9 October 1973
Age46 (as of 2020)
Zodiac SignLibra
Birth PlaceGuwahati, Assam, India
Marital StatusMarried
FamilyFather: Retd. Col. Manoranjan Goswami
Mother: Supraba Goswami
Wife: Samyabrata Ray Goswami
Son: Che Goswami
Siblings: 1 Sister Serving in Indian Defence Service (Name not Revealed)
ProfessionJournalist, News Anchor & Editor-In-Chief
HobbiesReading, Travelling
Height180cm or 1.80m or 5’11”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Salary (Approximate)Rs 1 Crore / Month
ReligionHinduism
NationalityIndian
CasteBrahmin
HometownGuwahati, Assam, India
Education School: Mount St. Mary School, Delhi Cantonment (Secondary),
Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jabalpur Cantonment (Senior Secondary)
College: Hindu College, Delhi University, New Delhi
(Graduation in Sociology), Oxford University, England
(Masters in Social Anthropology)
Awards & Achievements1. Asian Television Award for Best Anchor (2003)
2. Society Young Achievers Award (2007)
3. Assamese of the Year Award by News Live (2010)
4. Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism (TV) by the Indian Express Group (2010)
Controversies1. Shashi Tharoor Defamation Case (2017)
2. Remarks over Keralites (2018)
3. News Broadcasting Standards Authority Castigate (2020)
4. 2020 Palghar Mob Lynching (2020)
5. Conflicts between Arnab Goswami and Uddhav Thackeray (2020)
6. Fake TRP Increase (2020)
7. 2018 Suicide Case Abetment (2020)
Social Media ProfilesTwitter (Link), Facebook (Not Available), Instagram (Not Available)

Arnab Goswami Career

Arnab Goswami Biography, Wife, Son, Education, Career, Controversies

As we all know that Arnab Goswami started his career in the early 1990s. But, before he started his own channel Republic Tv, he has worked in various news agencies & media.

  • Arnab Goswami started his career as a journalist in the 1990s at The Telegraph in Kolkata.
  • In the year 1995, he left The Telegraph and joined NDTV as a News Broadcaster.
  • In 2002, Arnab Goswami wrote a book titled Combating Terrorism: The Legal Challenge. The book is rated 4.4/5 on Goodreads and you can also grab a copy from amazon too.
  • After almost 3 years he became a News Editor. While working for NDTV he won Asian Television Award for Best Anchor in 2004. For 10 years (1996-2006) he worked for NDTV
  • After that, he left NDTV and joined a new channel Times Now the same year. He worked for Times Now as Editor-In-Chief and hosted two famous shows The Newshour and Frankly Speaking with Arnab. He was the first anchor to interview Narendra Modi after he became the Prime Minister in 2014.
  • In 2016, he resigned from Times Now due to (according to him) lack of freedom in journalism and newsroom politics.
  • In May 2017 he started his own venture Republic TV and work as Editor-In-Chief. The Republic TV broadcast the English News only.
  • In 2019, Arnab started a new Hindi news channel known as Republic Bharat. Now, Arnab Goswami host shows on both the channels which are “The debate with Arnab Goswami” and “Puchta Hai Bharat” respectively. As of now, Republic Bharat is the most-watched News Channel in India.

Arnab Goswami All Controversies

Being a journalist & media personality, Arnab Goswami has been in multiple controversies in recent years.

1. Shashi Tharoor Defamation Case (2017)

On 26th May 2017, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor filed a defamation case against Republic TV and Arnab Goswami due to the connection of news items broadcasted by the channel with links in his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s death in 2014.

2. Remarks over Keralites (2018)

On 25 August 2018, according to a magazine, Arnab Goswami made a comment on Kerala people and called them “a most shameless bunch of people” but when the fact was checked, it was found that he did not say to the people of Kerela but the comment was made for the people who were from tukde tukde gang who were called as anti-nationals and paid agents.

3. News Broadcasting Standards Authority Castigate (2020)

NBSA India demanded Republic TV to apologize for the remarks which contained words like a bunch of people. With respect to this, Republic TV deleted the video from there YouTube channel and website but refused to apologize. Again next year the channel was again asked to apologize but they refused to do so.

4. Palghar Mob Lynching (2020)

Several FIRs were filed against Arnab Goswami regarding the use of inflammatory language and claiming misleading information.

5. Arnab Goswami & Uddhav Thackeray Trespassing Conflict (2020)

Two staff of Republic TV and a driver were arrested on 8th September 2020 for allegedly trespassing on a farmhouse of CM Uddhav Thackeray in the district of Raigad. This issue led to conflict between Arnab Goswami and the Govt. of Udhhav Thackeray. On 11th September, Arnab issued a statement demanding the release of the journalists and also alleged that Shiv Sena has threatened TV cable operators to stop showing Republic Media Network news channels.

6. Fake TRP Increase (2020)

In October 2020, a fake TRP scam was charged on Republic TV by BARC accusing the channel of misrepresentation of confidential communication, then Mumbai Police filed a complaint against the channel for high TRP ratings. But after investigation, no such scam was found and it was a fake scam against Republic TV. ( according to the confirmation from the email from BARC)

7. 2018 Suicide Case Abetment

On 4th November 2020, Arnab Goswami was arrested for a 2018 suicide case by Mumbai Police. Last year, the case was closed due to the lack of evidence. However, the BMC arrested Arnab Goswami early morning without giving him any notice. Also, the Court has criticized this action taken against him. Many news channels and journalists including Sudhir Chaudhary supported Arnab Goswami and called this action a violation of democratic pillar i.e. press.

Frequently Asked Questions

Everyone knows the editor-in-chief of the famous news channel Republic TV. Due to this, there are a lot of questions in everyone’s mind about him. We have gathered some of the most-asked questions.

What is Arnab Goswami Salary Per Month?

Being the chief editor of his own ventures Republic Tv and Republic Bharat, Arnab Goswami’s monthly salary is approximate 1 crore INR per month. However, the news website republic world also contributes to his earning. The Arnab’s net worth is around $60 million equivalent to 380 crores INR.

What is the name of Arnab Goswami Wife & Son?

Arnab Goswami married the journalist Samyabrata Ray Goswami (Pipi Goswami) in mid 90s and his son’s name is Che Goswami.

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