Journalism and news anchoring have prospered and taken quite a prominent stage as a proper career option. Earlier, this career option was not so popular and this path was less trodden. Those days are though, now gone when people considered journalism as low paying jobs as opposed to other conventional career opportunities such as engineering, medical sciences, architecture, among others. This career option has now proved to be one of the highest earning career options that are available.
With the several prominent news anchors and journalists coming into being, and by becoming a household name, aspiring students have made their dream to become like them one day. It is also to be noted that they are one of the highest paid journalists that are there in India. These famous news anchors and journalists have inspired so many and continue to do so.
If you also aspire to become a successful journalist or a news anchor one day, you have come to the right place. We have enlisted such famous personalities who are some of the most successful and some of the highest paid journalists in India.
1. Prannoy Roy
Prannoy Roy is an Indian news anchor and specialized psephologist. Since 1980, Mr. Roy has been with the television media as a commentator on elections and from 1984 he has been one of the premier anchorpersons in India in terms of credibility, ability to analyze and presentational quality. He is also the founder of NDTV and is currently the Co-chairperson of NDTV. Prannoy Roy is the highest paid and richest news anchor in India.
Monthly Salary: Rupees 65 Lakhs
Annual Income: Rupees 7.8 Crores
2. Rajat Sharma
Rajat Sharma is popularly known globally for his famous talk show ‘Aap ki Adalat’ which is telecasted on a very popular Tv News channel India Tv. He had first joined ‘Onlooker Magazine’ as a trainee and then later on, he had become its editor in 1985. After that he joined the ‘Sunday Observer’ as an editor. Presently He is the Chairman and Editor-in-chief of India Tv.
Monthly Salary: Rupees 30 Lakhs
Annual Salary: Rupees 3.6 Crores
3. Arnab Goswami
Arnab Goswami is famous for his famous one-liner; ‘India wants to know’. He has worked as an Editor-in-chief in Times Now for several years. He is also the founder of the News channel Republic Tv. Arnab is the most search Indian journalist on Google.
Monthly Salary: Rupees 1 Crore
Annual Salary: Rupees 12 Crores
4. Sudhir Chaudhary
Sudhir Chaudhary has been working in several Hindi and Marathi channels for nearly two decades. His famous show named ‘DNA’ has been number one for a long time now. He is a successful journalist, news anchor as well as an editor In Chief & CEO of Zee News, WION & Zee Business.
Monthly Salary: Rupees 25 Lakhs
Annual Salary: Rupees 3 Crores
5. Ravish Kumar
Ravish Kumar is currently the Managing Editor of NDTV India of the Delhi Headquarters. He successfully hosts popular shows such as ‘Prime Time’, ‘Ravish Ki Report’ and ‘Hum Log’. Apart from news anchoring, He is also a writer and has written several books such as ‘The Free Voice’, ‘The Nation’ and ‘Ishq Mein Shahar Hona’ among many. He has been awarded the 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award.
Monthly Salary: Rupees 20 Lakhs
Annual Salary: Rupees 2.4 Crores