In the present times, there are many news channels available for us to watch and know what is happening all over the world and it won’t be wrong to say that few news anchors have become so famous that they can easily be called celebrities. Earlier, journalism was not much attractive career as there was not much money in this profession but now the things have changed considerably and today we are going to tell you about 8 highest paid news anchors of India:
1. Arnab Goswami (Earnings: Rs. 12 crore per annum)
Arnab Goswami is one of the most famous news anchors of India and presently he is mostly in limelight due to the tension between him and Uddhav Thackeray led Maharashtra government. Arnab is the managing director of Republic media group and runs two channels – Republic Bharat (Hindi) and Republic TV (English). Earlier Arnab used to work in Times Now and ET Now and his popularity increased because of his interview show, Frankly Speaking with Arnab.
2. Rajdeep Sardesai (Earnings: Rs. 10 crore per annum)
Rajdeep Sardesai is a very famous news anchor who is also working as the consulting editor of Indian Today television. Presently, Rajdeep Sardesai is in the center of a controversy as he has been found guilty of spreading misinformation in regard to a farmer’s death that happened during the farmer’s protest. The India Today has not only suspended him for 2 weeks but also deducted his one month’s salary.
3. Nidhi Razdan (Earnings: Rs. 4 crore per annum)
Nidhi Razdan is one of the highest paid news anchors of India and she was associated with NDTV network for 21 years before leaving the job. She resigned from NDTV in June 2020 as she got job offer of an associate professor in journalism in Harvard University but later it was revealed that it was a fraud and she was scammed.
4. Rajat Sharma (Earnings: Rs. 3.6 crores per annum)
Rajat Sharma, the Padma Bhushan awardee is best known for his show, Aap Ki Adalat which is one of the longest running shows as it started in 1993. Presently, Rajat Sharma is the chairman and the editor-in-chief of the India TV.
5. Barkha Dutt (Earnings Rs. 3.5 crores per annum)
Barkha Dutt worked with NDTV for around 21 years but she left the organization in the year 2017. She become famous after covering the Kargil war but later on it was said that it was because of her coverage, Pakistan got the idea of exact location of Indian troops which helped it in causing maximum casualty. Presently she is more seen on her YouTube channel.
6. Sweta Singh (Earnings: Rs. 3.4 crore per annum)
Sweta Singh is associated with Aaj Tak since 2002 and presently she is working as the Executive Editor of Special Programming. She is known for her expertise in covering the news related to sports and has also appeared in some movies as Aaj Tak correspondent.
7. Sudhir Chaudhary (Earnings: Rs. 3 crore per annum)
Sudhir Chaudhary is the editor-in-chief of Zee News and his prime time show, Daily News & Analysis (DNA) is a very popular program. Sudhir Chaudhary has been targeted by many fanatic organizations and he has also received many calls warning him of dire consequences.
8. Ravish Kumar (Earnings: Rs. 2.25 crores – Rs. 2.40 crores)
He is very popular journalist who has won many awards and accolades in his career including the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2019 and he is only the fifth journalist to win this award. Ravish Kumar has been associated with NDTV as Senior Executive Editor and hosts many programs for the channel.
We are pretty sure that after knowing the salaries of these journalists, many readers will like to pursue journalism now but let us also tell you that before reaching here, these journalists have also work very hard and if you want to become a journalist then you should also not be afraid of hard work and challenges.
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