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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