Barkha Dutt quits NDTV; to set up multi-media content & events company

Barkha Dutt, Consulting Editor at NDTV, has put in her papers after 21 years with the media organisation. In her Facebook post, Dutt wrote, “I will be moving on to explore new opportunities, diversify my interests and build my own multi media content and events company as well as special projects.” 

After graduating from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and a Master’s in Mass Communications from Jamia Millia Islamia Mass Communication Research Center, New Delhi, Dutt started her career in journalism career with NDTV. She later rose to head the English news division of the organisation. 

Dutt rose to national prominence with her coverage of the Kargil war in 1999. At NDTV, she has also been hosting the show, We The People. In her Facebook post, Dutt wrote of the show, “I am especially proud of ‘We The People’, the last episode of which I hosted today.” She also tweeted, “At 16 years, it’s the longest running TV show, which I built from scratch, won scores of awards.” 

NDTV’s statement on Barkha Dutt 

In 1995, Barkha Dutt joined NDTV straight out of college, and now, after 21 wonderful years together, Barkha has requested that she would like to explore some new opportunities, pursue other interests and work on her own ventures. 

In all her years with NDTV, she has been hugely productive and has grown with the organisation, becoming an acclaimed, award-winning journalist of repute across India and many parts of the world. We are certain that Barkha will go from strength to strength and NDTV wishes her all the very best.


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