Sarah Jacob, a renowned NDTV anchor and senior editor, has announced her resignation from the news channel after a long tenure of more than 20 years.
Jacob, who also hosts the popular show “We The People,” expressed her gratitude towards NDTV and its staff in an email, describing the newsroom as an incredible environment filled with highly creative and driven reporters.
She acknowledged the honor of working with the best in the industry and extended her heartfelt appreciation to her colleagues.
When approached for comment, Jacob remained unavailable, but she later shared on Twitter that she had tendered her resignation the previous night.
She expressed eternal gratitude for everything NDTV has provided her and continues to offer. As of now, further details regarding her future plans or reasons behind her decision to step down remain undisclosed.
Announcing her resignation on May 23, she tweeted-
Signing off pic.twitter.com/RLi9hwSVNL
— sarah jacob (@sjacobtalk) May 23, 2023
Jacob’s resignation follows an NDTV clip going viral on social media yesterday. It showed Jacob anchoring a news story on how prime minister Narendra Modi “shows respect towards women”.
Watch: From His Mother To Political Leaders, How PM Shows Respect Towards Women pic.twitter.com/NTERyWsUhk
— NDTV (@ndtv) May 22, 2023
Following the takeover of NDTV by the Adani group, there has been a series of resignations from the news channel. Last November, Prannoy and Radhika Roy, directors of the board of NDTV promoter RRPRH, stepped down. Shortly after, renowned journalist Ravish Kumar also resigned from the channel.
In early January, a wave of resignations continued as Suparna Singh, the group president of NDTV, announced her departure. This was followed by the resignations of Arijit Chatterjee, the chief strategy officer, and Kawaljit Singh Bedi, the chief technology and product officer. Sreenivasan Jain, a prominent figure at NDTV, announced the end of his three-decade-long journey with the channel. Nidhi Razdan, known for her work at NDTV, also took to Twitter to announce her resignation a few days later.