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Times Now senior editor and primetime anchor Rupali Mehra quits

MUMBAI: Part of the founding team of English news channel Times Now, Rupali Mehra has put in her papers. She worked in the organisation for nine years and served as senior editor and primetime anchor.

Rupali MeharaMehra was handpicked by Times Now’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami.

Confirming the development, Mehra said, “A small team of us started Times Now with literally a paper and pen and lot of ideas. I feel proud to have seen the channel take shape and grow into an independent, fearless entity that has changed the face of television news in India. With the channel now running on its own steam, it is time for me to take up a fresh challenge.”

She declined from revealing her next move. “You will hear about it soon enough,” she said.

In her stint with Times Now, Mehra held several senior editorial positions. She was a regular face on the channel’s daily prime time news and the 9 pm news report on weekends.

Prior to joining the start up team at Times Now, Mehra worked with several leading media companies like NDTV and Reuters. She also worked with an American telecommunications company in setting up community news portals in India in 1999.

In her career, she covered and reported the 26/11 terror attacks on Taj Hotel live for 72 hours. She has also won awards for her documentaries at national and international competitions, including the Commonwealth Vision Award. Her documentary on the 2006 Mumbai train blasts made it to the New York Film festival’s final list.