11 Highest-Paid Journalists of India
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11 Highest-Paid Journalists of India

You watch them every day and every night on every news channel. Their words not only carry out the news, but they become the voice of the nation. The things they straight question the politicians, activists, celebrities, and others are the things the nation wants to know. Their powerful persona has made them win the tag of the highest-paid journalists in India.

In this article, we’re listing India’s 11 highest-paid journalists:

USP- Hyper vocal personality

Channel- RepublicTV

Known For- The Newshour on Times Now

Education-  He passed his 10th Standard board exams from St Mary’s School in Delhi Cantonment and his 12th Standard board exams from Kendriya Vidyalaya in Jabalpur Cantonment. Goswami has a Bachelor’s (Hons.) in Sociology from the Hindu College in Delhi University. In 1994 Goswami completed his Master’s in Social Anthropology from St. Antony’s College, at Oxford University, where he was a Felix Scholar.

Estimated earnings- Monthly income of Rs. 1 crore

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  • Rajdeep Sardesai

USP- Political journalism

Channel- India Today Group

Known For- His own company Global Broadcast News (GBN), in collaboration with the American giant CNN and Raghav Bahl’s TV18.

Education- He completed his schooling up to ICSE from the Campion School, Mumbai, and did two years of ISC at The Cathedral & John Connon School, Mumbai. Thereafter he got graduated in economics from the St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. He then went to University College, Oxford, earning the degrees of Master of Arts, and Bachelor of Laws.

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Estimated earnings- Monthly income of Rs. 80 lakhs

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  • Sudhir Chaudhry

USP- 24 hours News Reporting

Channel- Zee News

Known For- The news show Daily News & Analysis (DNA)

Education- He studied journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication.

Estimated earnings- Monthly income of Rs. 35 lakhs

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  • Barkha Dutt

USP- Frontline Reporting

Channel- Independent Journalist

Known For- Directly reporting on the Kargil Conflict in 1999

Education- She graduated from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi with a degree in English literature. She received a Master’s in Mass Communications from Jamia Millia Islamia Mass Communication Research Center, New Delhi.

Estimated earnings- Monthly income of Rs. Rs. 30 lakhs

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  • Nidhi Razdan

USP- Reporting political, economic, and social stories

Channel- NDTV

Known For- Her reports on the India-US nuclear deal, general elections, several state elections, all major news developments and elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the earthquakes in Gujarat in 2001, and Kashmir in 2005. She is one of the highest-paid journalists.

Education- She studied at Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai, New Delhi. She graduated from Lady Shri Ram College and later pursued a Post-Graduate Diploma in Radio and TV Journalism at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi (1998–99).

Estimated earnings- She earns an annual salary of Rs. 4 crores.

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  • Ravish Kumar

USP- In-depth reporting political, economic, and social stories

Channel- NDTV

Known For- His shows Prime Time, Ravish Ki Report, and Desh Ki Baat at NDTV.

Education- He obtained his high school education from Loyola High School (Patna). Later he moved to Delhi for higher studies. He was graduated from Deshbandhu College, affiliated to the University of Delhi. Eventually, he enrolled in a post-graduate diploma in Hindi Journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication.

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Estimated earnings- Monthly income of Rs. 18 lakhs.

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  • Vikram Chandra

USP- Public interest media campaigns

Channel- Editorji

Known For- Chandra was assigned to Kashmir, where he reported on war and conflict.

Education- He is an alumnus of The Doon School, where he was the editor of The Doon School Weekly. After his secondary education, Chandra received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. He also studied at Oxford on an Inlaks Scholarship. He studied mass media at Stanford University for a three-month period.

Estimated earnings- Annual income is estimated to be Rs. 2 crores

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  • Rajeev Masand

USP- Entertainment News

Channel- CNN-IBN

Known For- His shows Now Showing and Masand’s Verdict on CNN-IBN

Education- He is an alumnus of Mumbai University.

Estimated earnings- Annual income is estimated to be Rs. 1.5 crore

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  • Menaka Doshi

USP- Corporate News

Channel- CNBC

Known For- She has done shows like Young Turks and Reality Check, and presently The Firm and Riders in the Storm.

Education- She did her graduation in Economics from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.

Estimated earnings- Annual income is estimated to be Rs. 1.5 crore

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  • Shaili Chopra

USP- Feministic approach

Channel- SheThePeople.TV

Known For- NDTV 24 x 7 as Markets & Corporate Affairs Editor and her books include Feminist Rani, When I Was 25, Big Connect- Social Media, and Indian Politics.

Education- She finished her schooling from Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute, New Delhi. Chopra finished her master’s degree in Broadcast and Television from 2002 batch, The Asian College of Journalism, Chennai. She is among the highest-paid journalists in India.

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Estimated earnings- Annual income is estimated to be Rs. 1.5 crore

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  • Abhigyan Prakash

USP- Assertive Questioning

Channel- ABP News

Known For- His shows Hum Log, Muqabla, and News Point on NDTV and his blogs Abhigyantah and Abhigyanism.

Education- He pursued Bachelor’s in Mass Communication from Christ Church College, Lucknow.

Estimated earnings- Annual income is estimated to be Rs. 1 crore

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