Arnab Goswami is an Indian journalist, news anchor, and editor-in-chief of Republic Media Network, a right-wing news organization oriented towards Hindu nationalism. He is also the president of the News Broadcasting Association and one of the most influential and controversial media personalities in India. This article will examine his net worth, wiki, age, height, career, etc.
Early Life and Education
Arnab Goswami was born on 7 March 1973 in Guwahati, Assam, India. He belongs to an Assamese family with a political background. His father, Manoranjan Goswami, was an army officer and a BJP leader. Her mother, Suprabha Gain-Goswami, is an author. His paternal grandfather, Rajani Kanta Goswami, was a lawyer. Her maternal grandfather, Gaurisankar Bhattacharyya, was a communist leader and legislator. His maternal uncle, Siddhartha Bhattacharya, is a BJP MLA from the Gauhati East constituency.
Goswami attended schools across various parts of India due to his father’s postings. He completed his 10th grade from Mount St Mary’s School in New Delhi and his 12th grade from Kendriya Vidyalaya in Jabalpur Cantonment. Arnab Goswami graduated in Sociology from Hindu College in Delhi University. He then pursued his Master’s in Social Anthropology from St Antony’s College at Oxford University as a Felix Scholar.
Arnab Goswami Career
Goswami started his career in journalism in 1995 as a news anchor for NDTV 24×7. He also worked as a reporter for The Telegraph newspaper for a short period. Arnab Goswami rose to fame as the host of The Newshour, a prime-time debate show on Times Now, where he became known for his aggressive and confrontational style of questioning. He hosted other shows like Frankly Speaking with Arnab and The Nation Wants To Know on Times Now.
In November 2016, Goswami resigned from Times Now and launched his news channel, Republic TV, in May 2017 with the help of BJP MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar and other investors. Republic TV soon became one of the most-watched English news channels in India and expanded its network to include Republic Bharat (Hindi), Republic Bangla (Bengali), and Republic World (digital). Goswami’s shows on Republic TV continued to be marked by his fiery and nationalist rhetoric, often targeting the opposition parties, liberals, activists, celebrities, and minorities.
Goswami has also been involved in several controversies and legal battles over his journalism. He has been accused of peddling fake news, spreading communal hatred, violating journalistic ethics, defaming individuals and institutions, and endangering national security. He has also faced several police complaints and FIRs for his remarks on various issues, such as the Palghar lynching case, the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, the Balakot airstrike, the Pulwama attack, the farmers’ protest, and the Delhi riots.
In November 2020, Goswami was arrested by the Mumbai police for his alleged role in the abetment to suicide case of Anvay Naik, an architect who designed his studio and claimed that Goswami owed him money. The Supreme Court granted him bail after spending eight days in judicial custody.
Arnab Goswami Personal Life
Goswami is married to Samyabrata Ray Goswami, a journalist and a co-owner of Republic TV. They have a son named Che Goswami, after the revolutionary Che Guevara. Goswami is a fitness enthusiast and follows a vegetarian diet. He loves reading books and watching movies. He is also a supporter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his policies.
Arnab Goswami Net Worth
Arnab Goswami has an estimated net worth of around $15 million as of 2021. He earns around Rs. 12 crore annually as the editor-in-chief and managing director of Republic Media Network. He also earns from endorsements, appearances, and other projects.
Awards and Achievements
Arnab Goswami has won several awards for his work in journalism. Some of them are:
- Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism (TV) for the year 2008
- Assamese of the Year Award by News Live in 2010
- Indian Television Academy Award for Best Anchor for News/Current Affairs show in 2014
- ENBA Award for News Television Editor-in-Chief of the Year in 2017
- Asianet News Media & Entertainment Award for Best News Anchor in 2019
- RedInk Award for Journalist of the Year (TV) in 2020
- Arnab Goswami is the first journalist to interview Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he took office in 2014.
- Arnab Goswami is the only Indian journalist to have covered the Iraq War from the ground in 2003.
- Arnab Goswami is the founder of the Arnab Goswami Centre for Media Studies at Assam University.
- Arnab Goswami is a fan of Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan and has interviewed him several times.