Salary of India’s top news anchors in 2020

1. Arnab Goswami

Arnab Goswami is another popular English news presenter in India who became famous for his one-liner ‘the nation wants to know’. After working as an Editor-in-Chief of Times Now for several years, Goswami stepped down to establish his own news channel Republic TV. His estimated salary is Rs 12 Crore INR

2. Rajdeep Sardesai (Earning: 10 crores per annum)

Rajdeep Sardesai is one of the highest paid journalists in India. He is the consulting editor at India Today Group and hosts shows on the channel including the prime time show India Today Television. He founded his own company Global Broadcast News (GBN) in collaboration with American Giant CNN and Raghav Bahl’s TV18. He formed a news channel named CNN-IBN with himself as the Editor-in-Chief.His estimated salary is Rs 10 Crore INR.

3. Nidhi Razdan

Nidhi Razdan is the Senior Editor of NDTV a news channel. Also, she is the primary anchor of NDTV 24×7 news show Left, Right & Centre. Her estimated annual salary is Rs 4 Crore INR. She had been studied at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication in Delhi.

4. Rajat Sharma

At the age of 63 years, Rajat Sharma is one of the most famous anchors and journalists. His estimated salary is Rs 3.60 Crore INR. He has had to struggle the most to get where he is today. Currently, he is the anchor and investor of a very popular TV show “Aap ki Adalat” where he asks questions to the ministers or celebrities in front of the live audience. He was among one of the presidents of the Delhi cricket association. In 2015, Rajat Sharma was awarded the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to the field of Journalism.

5. Barkha Dutt (Earning: 3.5 crores per annum)

Barkha Dutt is a television journalist and news anchor who was part of NDTV’s team for 21 years until she left the channel in January 2017. It is said that the 43-year-old was given an approximate salary of Rs. 30 lakhs per month excluding perks, Her estimated salary is Rs 3.5 Crore INR.

6. Sweta Singh

Another news anchor from Bihar whose estimated annual salary is Rs. 3.40 Crore INR. Sweta dreamed of becoming a documentary filmmaker but ended up becoming a journalist and news presenter. Currently, she is the Executive Editor of Special Programming at Aaj Tak. She is famous for her expertise and specialty in covering sports-related news. He shows ‘Saurav ka Sixer’ won the award for the best program by Sports Journalism Federation of India (SJFI) IN 2005. Sweta also hosted a show History of Patliputra during 2015, Bihar Legislative Assembly election.

7. Sudhir Chaudhary

Sudhir Chaudhary, born in Haryana, is a popular Indian journalist. Currently, he is the editor-in-chief of Zee News, a Hindi news channel also he hosts the prime-show which takes a high TRP named Daily News and Analysis is commonly known by people as DNA on Zee News itself. His estimated annual salary is Rs. 3 Crore INR. He has studied from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, University of Delhi. He has been awarded the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award.

8.Ravish Kumar

Ravish Kumar is a famous news anchor whose estimated annual salary is Rs.2.16 – 2.40 Crore INR. he was born in Motihari, he is a news anchor, journalist, and an author along with these he is also a popular media personality. He is the Managing Editor of NDTV India, a Hindi news channel network. He also hosts a variety of prime slot programs such as the channel’s weekday show Prime Time and Ravish ki Report. Ravish Kumar has been awarded by the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award for the Best Journalist of the year and became the fifth Indian Journalist to receive the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2019.

9. Anjana Om Kashyap (Earning: Approx 1 crore)

Anjana Om Kashyap is one of the most followed journalists in India. She is the executive editor of the Hindi news channe; Aaj Tak. She started her career as a counselor at the Daewoo Motors but later resigned after finding her calling in journalism. Anjana is known for voicing strong opinions against reservations in India. Her estimated salary is Rs 1 Crore INR.