Nidhi Razdan, an award-winning leading face of English television journalism and a prominent news anchor has said goodbye to NDTV, of which she had been part for 21 years. She would be taking up her new job at Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts & Sciences as an Associate Professor later this year.
The 43-years-old journalist took to Twitter on Saturday to announce her final leave as she writes, “NDTV has taught me everything. It has been my home. I am proud of the work we do, the stories we cover, the values we stand for, especially at a time when much of the media has surrendered its objectivity.”
“Some personal and professional news: after 21 years at NDTV. I am changing direction and moving on. Later this year, I start as an Associate Professor teaching journalism as a part of Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences.” She adds later in her Tweet.
She went onto showing her gratitude to her team and colleagues at NDTV especially, the two Co-Founders of the news channel, Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy, she said, “Thank you two for being the most incredible mentors and bosses.”
“You took me in as a 22-years-old and believed in me. I never say never, so TV may one day beckon again. Wish me luck.” She continues.
Notable works of Nidhi Razdan.
Nidhi Razdan is one such name Indian television journalism will never forget. She has been a former Executive Editor of NDTV and the primary anchor of NDTV 24*7. Soon after completing her journalism degree from IIMC, she joined NDTV in the year 1999.
In the world of biased journalism, she has stood for what is right especially when most media houses and journalists sold their credibility for money and fame.
She is credited with many global and leading assignments that came her way challenging her worth. One such is Left Right and Center: The Idea of India which she authored. The book published in July 2017. Her unbiased reporting to expose the perpetrators involved in the Kathua rape and murder case probe, won her the award of “Expose of the conspiracy to scuttle” in the International Press Institute Award. Besides she anchored the weekly debate cum discussion shows like The Big Fight, India Decides, and The Lead. She also did documentaries from Pakistan administered Kashmir, Tibet, and the United Kingdom.
Razdan has always been very vocal, criticizing the crisis Indian Media is facing today when Journalism is said to be the fourth pillar of the Constitution. She has always governed and raised her voice for the Free Press and unbiased reporting even if others tagged her as “anti-national”.
On various interview platforms, Razdan addressed the issue of shutdown media and the pressure the journalists go through daily to hold back the truth else the consequences can be harsh and un-imaginative.
Lastly, we can only say that prominent face in journalism like Nidhi Razdan leaving this country amidst this crisis, is a definite loss to India when reporting these days are done in the light of un-secularism and hate speeches.