Palki Sharma Upadhyay, WION’s Managing Editor, has resigned. According to insiders, she announced her resignation today at 2 p.m. during a meeting with the WION team. She will be hosting one final instalment of her prime-time show, Gravitas, on September 2, 2022.
While her reasons for the resignation are unknown, sources state that Dr Subhash Chandra and the new management were concerned that the newsroom and the news product were built on and dependent on one show and one anchor. There are speculations that she was forced to quit due to this reason.
It is unknown where she will join next, but there are speculations that she might join CNN News 18, Times Group, or the India Today Group.
Here are some lesser-known facts about her.
A Saree Designer:
She was also a designer who aspired to be one, so she created the Reyva designer Saree brand. Her sarees are a verified saree selection.
An Outstanding Journalist:
Apart from being a fantastic host, she has interviewed several prominent personalities like the Armenian President, Pervez Musharraf, the Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, a Colombian President, and Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, among others.
Palaki Sharma completed her schooling at the Loreto Convent, which is located at Tara Hall in Shimla. She further studied at the ICG Institute for Educational Research & Development in New Delhi. Furthermore, she has a C1 level certification in French from the Alliance Francaise.
Her Early Career:
Palki began her career as a news anchor on Doordarshan, India’s largest broadcast television network, where she hosted a regional and national channel. She was assigned to pick, prepare, and write pieces on current events for Doordarshan. In 2004, she worked as an editorial writer for the Hindustan Times, writing about civic and social issues.
The following year, she became a newscaster and lead writer for CNN News 18, India’s largest English-language news TV channel. In 2016, she prepared as a presenter and reporter before switching to iTV and hosting daily debates and discussions on various policy-related themes.
Her Love For Books and Animals:
Palki Sharma adores animals, particularly dogs. She also owns two distinct breeds of dogs as pets. Despite the fact that she has an extensive book collection, Palki enjoys reading and that most of the images on her feed are about books.
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September 3, 2022 at 1:41 pm
No doubt, she’s an amazing news host. Listening to WION would be disappointing after she leaves. Reason given for her leaving is ridiculous; she was forced to go only due to her popularity)
September 3, 2022 at 2:04 pm
No doubt she’s an amazing news host. Listening to WION will be very disappointing after she leaves. That she was sent off due to her popularity, if true, is height of idiocy and proves why Subhash Chandra is not a media visionary but an ordinary one.
September 3, 2022 at 2:33 pm
No interest to watch Wion TV. I had specific interest in Gravitas program. After my dinner it was a treat to watch Palki. Her way of explaining things was simple and clear. She used to mention the topic and there follows our story.Will be missing all her presentation
September 4, 2022 at 1:24 pm
September 3, 2022 at 5:08 pm
The best anchor in the World. Palki rocks… Go with God and stay blessed always
September 3, 2022 at 5:41 pm
we are big Fan & admirers of Palki Sharma for her fearless /Unbiased Journalism & its Great Loss for the world News watchers like all of us . She is always carried very calm & dignified . we wish her good luck .
September 3, 2022 at 8:34 pm
Need presentation of information I used watch wion because of this madam good luck in future for better
September 4, 2022 at 1:26 pm
Palki was at her very best for anchoring program. I miss her and wion.
September 8, 2022 at 10:14 pm
I suspect her criticism of China caused her to leave. In other words, China does not like criticism and they just need to say stop that behaviour or else so WION under pressure from outside sources had to comply. Palki said bye bye. Palki called a spade a spade and told the truth. I will not watch WION anymore.