Top 10 Highest Paid Journalists in India

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Are you very much excited to know about the earning of the highest paid journalists? 

Youth are demanding journalism very much by seeing the salary of several journalists. Once upon a time when most of the aspirants went for the same tracks as engineering and doctors. These two occupations were the common dream of everyone. But nowadays journalism became the most wanted scope among youths. There is both name and fame in this scope. In this profession, people have entire knowledge in every field. It is an interesting profession or job with a heavy salary. People are directly dependent on journalists because we see the nation by their vision. We believe what they say or we see what they want to show. By dint of journalists, we get our answers from the politicians. As we have the bucket of questions for politicians and we can’t ask directly owing to lack of source. So our journalists took us to those stairs. 

There is a variance in salary according to language. English journalists paid more than that of Hindi journalists. Aajtak pay their anchor approx more than 1 lakh per month. We are inspired by journalists on the basis of their tune, presentation, knowledge, and news they share. Journalism became the hub of many aspirants. 

Here it is the list of some highest-paid journalists

Arnab Goswami

He is one of the most popular TV journalists in India with the highest paid salary. He is the news anchor and managing director of ‘Republic TV’, an Indian news channel. His annual earnings are above 12 crores in INR. In the media, he holds a prestigious name and fame. He deserves what he is being paid for. His boldness and courageous attitude make him great. He is loved for the way he presents his content.

Rajdeep Sardesai

He is an author along with a news anchor. Currently, he is a consulting editor at the Indian Today He had his own company, the Global Broadcast News (GBN) that he founded in collaboration with the American giant CNN. He ranks second in the list of highest-paid journalists in India. His annual income is 10 crores roughly. 

Barkha Dutt

She is one of the most well known and powerful journalists, who was previously with NDTV Indian news channel for many years. She is a part of an English news portal QUINT. Her style in journalism is unique and outstanding. She is famous for her unique presentation. She earns 3.6 crores approximately in a year. 

Sudhir Chaudhary

He is the senior editor and business head of Zee News and he also hosts the most wanted show DNA (Daily News Analysis). His net worth is around 3 crore in INR. In 2013, he was awarded with ”Ramnath Goenka Award” for his excellence in Journalism in the “Hindi broadcast”. He earns estimately 3.56 crores yearly in INR. He is one of the most renowned and famous journalists. His personality is as good as no one can ignore his show. 

Anjana Om Kashyap

She is a famous and renowned female journalist with high earning. She is a senior journalist anchor and an executive editor of Indian news channel AAJ TAK. Her style of presenting news is different from others and attractive. She is known for her amazing anchoring skills and mainly famous with the name AOK. Her salary is estimated at 80 lakhs monthly. 

Ravish Kumar

He also earns a heavy salary like 2 to 3 crores per annum. He is a news anchor, journalist, and writer too. He is a senior executive editor at NDTV India which is a Hindi news channel. You should know that he is also one of India’s most famous and highest-earning news anchors. He has a talented personality with an appropriate show. He always comes with a high IQ level. 

Sweta Singh

She is mainly famous for sports-related news. Before joining as an executive editor of AAJ TAK she was serving for Zee News. She is famous for her best presentation, the way she presents the content is really praiseworthy. If we go through her monthly estimated salary then it is 10 lakh. There is an appearance of her in films like ‘Chak De India’ as an anchor. 

Nidhi Razdan

She is a famous Indian journalist and television personality. She is the executive editor of NDTV and also the anchor of NDTV 24*7 news show.  Her estimated annual salary is Rs 4 crore INR. She also uses to host a weekly show which is based on the debate known as “The Big Fight”. She is popularly known for her bold behavior, and this is why she has hosted many shows all over the world. She has also done a few documentaries. She is a good example of women empowering.

Rajat Sharma

He is one of the famous television journalists who is the chairman and editor- in- Chief of India Tv.  He is popularly known for his famous prime show “Aap ki Adalat” as the role of anchor and creator. In 2015 Sharma was awarded by” Padma Bhushan Award” for his brilliant performance in the field of journalism.  He is a popular anchor that not only in news but we can also see his face in many reality shows such as Bigg boss. His annual salary is around Rs3.6 crore.

Vikram Chandra

He is a multi-talented TV journalist who was the CEO of the NDTV group from 2011 to 2016. Journalism is in his blood and his mother also worked for Hindustan Times. He comes under top-rated talk for his best anchoring. He holds a good position in the highest-paid journalist’s lists. He is the winner of some awards like the Hero Honda Indian Television Academy Award.