Arnab Goswami Biography

Arnab Goswami

Quick Facts Of Arnab Goswami

Celebrated Name Arnab Goswami
Age 47 Years
Nick Name Arnab
Birth Name Arnab Ranjan Goswami
Birth Date 1973-03-07
Gender Male
Profession Journalist
Place Of Birth Guwahati, Assam
Birth Nation India
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Asian-Indian
Famous For Managing director and editor-in-chief of Republic Media Network.
Religion Hindu
Horoscope Libra
Father Manoranjan Goswami
Mother Suprabha Gain-Goswami
School St Mary's School, Delhi Cantonment, Kendriya Vidyalaya
University Hindu College in Delhi University
College / University St. Antony's College at Oxford University
Education Master's degree in Social Anthropology
Career Start 1996
Position Managing director and editor-in-chief of Republic Media Network.
Marital Status Married
Wife Samyabrata Ray Goswami
Children 1
Height 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Body Build/Type Average
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Journalism
Net Worth $54 million

Arnab Ranjan Goswami, popularly known as Arnab Goswami is an Indian news anchor. He is the managing director and editor-in-chief of the Republic Media Network. Before starting his own network, he worked as editor-in-chief and news anchor for Times Now and ET Now. He also worked at NDTV and The Telegraph. He gained widespread fame while he anchored The Newshour on Times Now. He started Republic TV in May 2017. His network owns and operates two channels: Republic Tv in English and Republic Bharat in Hindi. However, Goswami has always received massive criticism for his opinionated reporting in support of BJP and Hindutva across a wide spectrum of situations. 

What is Arnab Goswami Famous For?

  • Managing director and editor-in-chief of Republic Media Network. 

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Where is Arnab Goswami From?

Arnab Goswami was born on 7 March 1973. His birth name is Arnab Ranjan Goswami. His birth place is in Guwahati, Assam in India. He holds Indian nationality. He belongs to the Indian-Asian ethnicity. His religion is Hinduism and his zodiac sign is Libra. He was born to a father, Manoranjan Goswami, and a mother, Suprabha Gain-Goswami. After retiring from the Indian Army, his father joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. His father was BJP's unsuccessful candidate in 1998 Lok Sabha Polls for the Guwahati constituency. His father wrote various columns and books. His father was awarded the Asam Sahitya Sabha Award in 2017. Goswami's paternal grandfather, Rajani Kanta Goswami was a lawyer. His maternal grandfather, Gaurisankar Bhattacharyya was an elected legislator from the Communist Party of India who served as the leader of the opposition in Assam. His maternal uncle, Siddhartha Bhattacharya is a member of the Assam Legislative Assembly for the BJP from Gauhati East constituency. 

Regarding his educational background, Goswami attended various schools growing up. This is because of his father's army job. He completed his 10th standard board exams from St Mary's School in Delhi Cantonment. He completed his high school (12th standard board exams) from Kendriya Vidyalaya in Jabalpur Cantonment.  He then attended the Hindu College in Delhi University. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology. He then obtained his Master's degree in Social Anthropology from St. Antony's College at Oxford University in 1994. 

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Arnab Goswami Career

  • Arnab Goswami started working as a journalist with The Telegraph in Kolkata. 
  • He then moved to Delhi and joined NDTV in 1996.
  • He anchored daily newscasts including News Tonight and Newsnight. 
  • He won an award for the Best News Anchor of Asia 2004 in the 2004 Asian Television Awards. 
  • He worked at NDTV from 1996 to 2006. 
  • He left NDTV in 2006. He joined the newly-launched Times Now news channel. He joined the network as an editor-in-chief. 
  • At Times Now, he hosted The Newshour, Frankly Speaking with Arnab.
  • Several high profile personalities including Benazir Bhutto, Gordon Brown, Hamid Karzai, the Dalai Lama, Hillary Clinton, and Narendra Modi were featured in his show.
  • He won the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism (TV) in 2008. 
  • He resigned from his position as editor-in-chief of Times Now in November 2016. He resigned citing editorial differences, lack of journalistic freedom and newsroom politics.
  • He became the managing director as well as the Editor-in-Chief of the Republic TV in 2017. 
  • The network operates two channels: Republic TV in English and Republic Bharat in Hindi. 
  • He bought a large amount of shares to gain near full ownership of the network. He owns 82 percent stake in Republic TV. 
  • It was the most watched English news channel in India for 100 weeks in a row since its founding. Goswami is credited to achieve this feat.  
  • He wrote a book: Combating Terrorism: The Legal Challenge in 2002.
  • Goswami was unanimously elected as the President of News Boradcasting Federation in December 2019. The federation looks over 78 channels. 
  • He resigned from Editors Guild in April 2020, in the wake of 2020 Palghar mob lynching. Arnab accused Shekhar Gupta of leading the compromise on journalism for not speaking on incidents like this. Nagpur police registered a first information report against Arnab Goswami over a complaint filed by Maharashtra Power Minister Nitin Raut. The FIR filed by the police include charges of giving provocation with intent to cause riot, promoting enmity between two groups on grounds of religion or race, deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs and defamation under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.
  • He has been accused of opinionated reporting in support of Bharatiya Janata Party and Hindutva across a wide spectrum of situations. 
  • Parliamentarian Shashi Tharoor filed a civil defamation case in the Delhi High Court against Goswami and Republic TV in connection with the channel's broadcast of news items from 8 to 13 May claiming his link in his wife Sunanda Pushkar's death in 2014.
  • Goswami's 30-second video clip about the flood-hit state of Kerala went viral on social media and stirred another controversy in August 2018. He purportedly called, "a group" the "most shameless bunch of Indians I have ever seen".  
  • News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) of India demanded Republic TV to tender a full-screen apology in August 2018 for use of multiple objectionable words to describe a bunch of people at a political rally, who were harassing one of his journalists. Republic TV "removed the video from its website and YouTube account". However, RepublicTV never made public apology.
  • Goswami had confrontation with the Uddhav Thackeray government after two of RepublicTV staff were arrested in September 2020 for allegedly tresspassing on a farmhouse of Thackeray. 
  • Mumbai Police arrested Goswami on 4 November 2020 in connection in a 2018 suicide case of Anvay Naik under Section 306 and Section 34 of IPC. Naik had named Goswami among three individuals in his suicide note. The note named non payment of dues from them as the reason for committing suicide. 

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Arnab Goswami Wife

Arnab Goswami is a married man. He is married to Samyabrata Ray Goswami. His wife is also a journalist and co-owns Republic TV. The couple has a son. More details about his personal life will be updated soon. 

Arnab Goswami Height

Arnab Goswami stands at a height of 1.8 m i.e. 5 feet and 11 inches tall. He has an average body build. His eye color is dark brown and his hair color is black. His sexual orientation is straight.

Arnab Goswami Net Worth

Arnab Goswami is one of the popular names in the Indian journalism industry. Having started his journalism career at The Telegraph, he eventually became the managing director of RepublicTV, where he owns over 82 percent stake of the company. He makes quite a money from his profession. His net worth is estimated at $54 million at present. 

Did You Know?

  • His father is a retired Army, who served in the Indian Army for 30 years.
  • His mother is an author.
  • He was a Felix Scholar at St. Antony's College.
  • Goswami was a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University's international studies department in 2000.
  • Republic TV has been since compared to North Korean media for its extreme pro-government affinity and muzzling of dissent.
  • Political scientist Christophe Jaffrelot and journalist Dexter Filkins have compared it to Fox News, an American TV channel that practices biased reporting in favor of the Republican Party.
  • Vaishnavi Chandrashekhar, in a Foreign Policy article, noted its coverage of the 2019 India-Pakistan conflict, to put jingoism ahead of journalism.
  • Fact-checkers have documented him, and his channels to have propagated outright fake or dubious news, on multiple occasions.