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Times Now Sr. Editor & anchor Rupali Mehra calls it a day

Mehra has been with the channel for almost a decade. She was part of the start-up team handpicked by Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-chief

Akansha Srivastava | Mumbai | December 4, 2014

Rupali-Mehra Rupali Mehra

Times Now Senior Editor and anchor Rupali Mehra has decided to move on from the English news channel after a stint of more than nine years. At the channel she was reporting to Arnab Goswami, the editor-in-chief of the channel. She was part of the start-up team put together by Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-chief.

Confirming the development, Mehra said, “We were a small team that started Times Now with literally a paper and pen and a lot of ideas. I feel proud to have seen the channel take shape and grow into an independent, fearless entity that has changed the face of television news in India. With the channel now running on its own steam, it is time for me to take up a fresh challenge.”

Talking about her next destination, Mehra told, “Right now the discussions are on and I won’t be able to divulge much, but it will be something more than just television. I am looking at something in the multimedia integrated space, which will be a combination of digital and television. As I see it, digital is the future of television.”

Mehra however added that she will be joining work from early next year as she will decide in next 2-3 weeks on the company she will be joining.

Sharing her experience working with Arnab Goswami, she said, “Working with Arnab has been an amazing experience. He is a visionary as far as television goes. Just working with him has been a learning experience. Apart from contributing to the channel, it has been an honour for me to work with him. Being a part of his core team has been a good experience.”

Mehra has previously worked with leading media companies like NDTV and Reuters. She was also one of the early movers into the digital content space having worked with an American telecommunications company in setting up community news portals in India in 1999. She did her masters from Manipal Institute of Communication and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from St Xaviers College, Mumbai.

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