Zee News’ Sudhir Chaudhary set to start his own venture
Sudhir Chaudhary, who has quit as Editor-in-Chief and CEO of Zee News, WION, Zee Business, Zee 24 Taas and host of the prime-time show Daily News & Analysis (DNA), on Zee News, is planning to start his own venture, sources have confirmed to Adgully. Sources further said that Chaudhary plans to utilise his huge fan following for setting up his own enterprise.
As reported earlier by Adgully, Chaudhary was not seen on the DNA show since the beginning of this week. In his stead, ‘Zee Hindustan’ anchor Rohit Ranjan hosts the show. According to information obtained from sources, this is not happening at random, but rather as part of a comprehensive strategy. 'DNA' is a popular Zee News programme. According to the numbers, this show accounts for a considerable portion of the channel’s TRP. The hurdles are no less daunting for Zee News, which has fallen out of the top-5 in the TRP competition for the previous ten weeks.
Since the 1990s, Chaudhary has worked in the television news profession. He was a member of the first generation of television journalists, working in live television reporting and then in 24-hour news television. After the 2001 Indian Parliament attack, Chaudhary has been part of the crew that covered the Vajpayee-Musharraf Indo-Pak summit in Islamabad.
He quit Zee News in 2003. He was involved in the development of Sahara Samay, the Sahara Group's Hindi-language news channel. He also worked briefly for India TV. He returned to Zee News in 2012, anchoring the news show Daily News & Analysis (DNA).
Earlier also, he had offered to quit Zee Media on several occasions.