Wondering who are the highest paid television news anchors in India? Let’s find out!
The television news anchor job is not so simple and easy. To become a news anchor, great knowledge and skills are needed. The anchors play a very crucial role in the success of the news channels. Reading out the news is not enough, the anchors must present the news in such a way that the viewers get interested and engaged with the program and channel. Thus, news anchors have a great responsibility on their shoulders. Due to this reason, they are also being paid hugely. Here, we are listing out the top 5 highly paid TV news anchors in India.
Arnab Ranjan Goswami is the biggest and best journalist and news anchor in India. He was the editor-in-chief and a news anchor of the Indian news channel Times Now and ET Now. Some reports said that he used to get a monthly salary of 1 crore which means 12 crores per annum. On November 1 of 2016, he resigned as editor-in-chief of Times Now and launched his news channel Republic TV on the 6th of May, 2017 partnering with Rajeev Chandrasekhar. Currently, he is the managing director of the Republic TV.
Rajdeep Sardesai is the most popular news anchor and author in India. He worked as the editor-in-chief of Global Broadcast News which includes IBN7, CNN-IBN, and IBN-Lokmat. But on July 2017, he resigned as editor-in-chief post and joined as consulting editor at the India Today group and hosts the India Today Television. Currently, he earns 80 lakhs monthly and 10 crores per annum.
Barkha Dutt is the best female television journalist and author in India. She won Padma Shri and India’s fourth highest civilian honor for her work. Barkha Dutt worked in NDTV channel for 21 years and resigned in January 2017. Currently, she is working with Tiranga TV earning 30 lakhs per month and above 3.5 crores per annum.
Sudhir Chaudhary is an Indian journalist who works as the editor-in-chief of Hindi news channel Zee News. He is very well-known for anchoring Daily News & Analysis (DNA) show. It is said that Sudhir Chaudhary earns 25 lakhs monthly and nearly 3 crores yearly.
Ravish Kumar is a news anchor, journalist, writer, and media personality in India. He covers the topics pertaining to Indian society and politics. Ravish is a senior executive editor at NDTV India which is a Hindi news channel of the NDTV news network. He also hosts a number of programs. The average monthly salary of Ravish Kumar is 18 lakhs and it comes nearly 2 to 3 crores per annum.