New opportunities are knocking the doors for NDTV news anchor, Nidhi Razdan
On Saturday, television journalist and news anchor, Nidhi Razdan announced that she will be leaving NDTV for international teaching prospects at Harvard University. In a tweet, Razdan said she would be taking up a teaching role at Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts & Sciences as associate professor later this year. Razdan had been with the television channel for 21 years.
“NDTV has taught me everything,” she said. “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.”
Razdan had become a leading name in English television journalism over the past two decades. She recently won the International Press Institute India award for excellence in journalism for her reporting of the Kathua rape and murder case in Jammu and Kashmir.
While she initially hosted NDTV’s night news bulletins, she, later on, went on to become the face of the channel’s program Left, Right, and Centre. Razdan has also authored a book titled Left, Right, and Centre: The Idea of India, which was published in July 2017.
Razdan added that she would miss her colleagues deeply and thanked NDTV co-founders Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy “for being the most incredible mentors and bosses”. She added: “You took me in as a 22-year-old and believed in me. I never say never, so TV may one day beckon again. Wish me luck.”
Several prominent journalists and some politicians also congratulated her on this phenomenal success of her new career beginning. Indeed, she has been an asset to the NDTV channel for 21 years.