Palki Sharma Upadhyay, Managing Editor of WION quit the media outlet on Saturday. After her exit, rumors are coming in that the star journalist may join Gautam Adani’s NDTV.
Palki Quits WION
English news broadcaster Wion on Friday said its managing editor, Palki Sharma Upadhyay, has quit. The 40-year-old announced her resignation in a meeting with the Wion team held on Friday at 2 p.m.
Sharing the news, journalist and TV anchor Vir Sanghvi wrote on Twitter: “A great loss to Wion & a huge coup for whichever channel lands her.”
— vir sanghvi (@virsanghvi) September 2, 2022
Upadhyay was associated with the news broadcaster for over five years. She joined as an executive editor and was promoted to be the managing editor of the channel in May 2022. She was hosting the prime-time news show Gravitas.
The news about Palki Sharma Upadhyay quitting WION has surprised many in the media. Netiznes are wondering which media house would be the next apt platform for her to join.
A switchover to ‘NDTV’?
Since her mega-successful stint at WION, Palki has earned such a prestigious place among English news anchors, that it is natural for people to speculate about her next move.
It’s all happening amid a major shake-up in the Indian media industry when industrialist Gautam Adani’s ongoing “hostile” takeover of ‘NDTV’ is dominating news headlines across the country. The journalist’s followers are also speculating a switchover to ‘NDTV’ amid the shake over at the network. Here’s what the netizens are saying:
Palki Sharma quits WION…There are rumours that Adani has offered her a place in NDTV…
She is one of my favorite.
Very much intelligent plus proud hindu😄 and promote Hinduism 👏
— दाढ़ी (@freeadvises) September 2, 2022
Fun Fact / Trivia:
Did you know that Palki Sharma Upadhyay’s husband is Sanket Upadhyay, and works for NDTV?
Even Palki Sharma had worked for NDTV earlier & was a super woke woman then.
— Mayank Jindal (@MJ_007Club) September 3, 2022
Palki to NDTV? Adani's first signing probably. 🙃
— ಹೆಸರು ಬೇಳೆ (@WengerBhakt) September 3, 2022
Methinks Palki will join NDTV.
— Manu (@minus_smriti) September 3, 2022
Now that Adani is buying NDTV, Palki and Sanket can work together with some balancing and gravitas.
— Devbutt Fucknaik (@GoofySufi) September 2, 2022
I really want Palki to join the new NDTV or CNN News18.
— Naveen Siddarth (@uniqsiddarth99) September 2, 2022
Rejig at NDTV. Adani hired Palki to head NDTV.
Her husband quits as he didn’t want to report to her. 😜
— Digant Rai 🇮🇳 (@DigantRai) September 3, 2022
With Adani coming in NDTV, Palki will be the best candidate to displace the Roy's and Kumar's. Is it coincidence that both the events are happening simultaneously
— Ashok Yadav (@AshokYadaav) September 5, 2022
Rumour on the street is #Palki is on to NDTV to head Editorial under the New Management
— Raghav (@raghav44) September 3, 2022
— Kapardi Mallampalli (@kapardii) September 4, 2022