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Who is Rahul Shivshankar?

Rahul Shivshankar (Hindi: राहुल शिवशंकर) (born 22 January 1975) is an Indian anchor who works as the editor-in-chief at Times Now. Before joining Times Now, Rahul has worked as a print media reporter before joining TV.

He has anchored five shows and has served as the Senior News Editor at Times Now (2005). Rahul worked very briefly with Headlines Today (since rebranded India Today) as the executive editor. He is famed for his coverage of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and hosts the debate show India Upfront.

Rahul Shivshankar Biography and Career

Rahul kicked off his career in the early 1990s as a print reporter, pounding the streets and then Delhi’s courtrooms for stories. He joined as a beat reporter for the Times of India two decades ago and shortly thereafter accepted the role of lead writer.

Prior to joining NewsX, Rahul led the newsroom of the Headlines Today, where he worked as executive editor. He was part of the launch team of Headlines Today. Rahul used to host the 8 pm show, News Night on Headlines Today.

In 2013, he moved to NewsX (ITV Network) as the managing editor and anchor and a year later was elevated to the editor in chief. In 2014, the ENBA awarded NewsX as the “Best English News Channel of the Year.” At NewsX, he has presented the shows [email protected] and Insight.

Rahul has worked with an Indian journalist and former editor in chief of Times Now Arnab Goswami. He was a part of the team that launched Times Now. Rahul joined Times Now as chief editor and senior vice president in the year 2016 after Arnab stepped down from the position of editor in chief.

In June 2021, he was appointed editorial director by Times Network, where he also continued to lead the editorial mandate of the channel.

Rahul currently hosts India Upfront, which is a debate show airs on Times Now at 8 pm[ and bagged a gold at the 13th ENBA Awards for the Best Primetime Show (English).

Besides India Upfront, Rahul also anchors four other shows, including The Breaking News Show and Live Report, and the one-hour weekend show Confront, which invites two panelists to debate on social and political topics concerning state issues, elections and the economy, and others.

The show has featured Jay Panda, former Member of Parliament, Yogendra Yadav, National President of Swaraj India, Sudheendra Kulkarni, and Kanwal Sibal, former foreign secretary since its launch in 2018.

Rahul writes a monthly column for the editorial page of the Times of India and was invited to contribute to an anthology of condemnatory investigative narratives about an event published by Roli Books.

Rahul Shivshankar Biography Wikipedia
Rahul Shivshankar
Born22 January 1975 (age 47)
OccupationJournalist, News anchor
Years active1995–present
EmployerEditor-in-chief, Times Now (2016-)
Notable credit(s)India Upfront
Confront
ParentsSudhir Shivasankar (father)
Asha Shivasankar (mother)

Rahul Shivshankar Controversies

In 2020, the journalist Kanchan Srivastava filed a Rs 5 crore defamation suit against Rahul and Times Now’s managing director, Vineet Jain, accusing Rahul of defaming her by presenting her as “Rhea lobby” (supporter of the actor Rhea Chakraborty), on his India Upfront show.

Mamata Banerjee’s nephew and Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, Abhishek Banerjee lodged a case against Rahul for allegedly telecasting a ‘defamatory’ audiotape about him on Times Now news channel.

Some Interesting Facts About Rahul Shivshankar

  • Rahul Shivshankar has additionally served as editor-in-chief at NewsX, as Senior Editor of Instances Now and government editor at Headlines At the moment (TV At the moment Community), beforehand.
  • Rahul may be very lively on Twitter and as of July 2019, his official twitter account reached 66.2k followers.
  • He has additionally labored in The Instances of India and Headlines At the moment information firm.

Rahul Shivshankar FAQ’s

Who is Rahul Shivshankar?

Rahul Shivshankar (Hindi: राहुल शिवशंकर) (born 22 January 1975) is an Indian anchor who works as the editor-in-chief at Times Now. Before joining Times Now, Rahul has worked as a print media reporter before joining TV.

How old is Rahul Shivshankar?

Rahul Shivshankar is currently 46 years old.

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