Sudhir Choudhary Quits Zee News; Unveils Plan To Launch Something New

Sudhir Chaudhary, famous Indian journalist and editor-in-chief of Zee News, has resigned from Zee Media Corporation starting July 1, 2022.

Chaudhary, per the media company’s filing, has also ceased to be one of the ‘Key management personnel’. According to reports, Chaudhary resigned from the company to start his venture.

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Sudhir Chaudhary, the famous Indian journalist for prime time, has reportedly resigned from Zee Media as its CEO and editor-in-chief to start his own venture.

Chaudhary has decided to resign from the media company after a long stint of a decade. He joined the company during its initial years but then left to join the Hindi-language news channel Sahara Samay in 2003, following which he also joined India TV for some time.

Later he returned to Zee News almost 9 years later in 2012, and hosted his own show Daily News & Analysis (DNA), which became among the country’s highest-rated Hindi-speaking news shows.

According to reports, Chaudhary will be given a goodbye dinner on July 8 at the Constitution Club by Zee Media’s team.

Zee Media in a statement, said, “This is to formally inform that Sudhir Chaudhury, CEO Cluster 1 has resigned from his services at Zee Media Corporation Limited with immediate effect. Since Sudhir has the inclination to start his own venture, it is with a heavy heart that Zee Media has accepted it.”

Further, Essel Group’s Chairman and Zee Media Mentor, Subhash Chandra, said regarding Sudhir Chaudhary’s resignation, “Since he is planning to start his own venture by utilizing his fan following, I did not want to come in his way of progression.” 

“To start my own enterprise. I assure you that my proposed new venture (If successful) will make you happy and proud of me. My success will be a testimony to my learning over more than 15 years Two stints) at Zee. With a heavy heart I have to say that ‘Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.’ But, Sir at the same time I would like to add that, I am seeking your blessings for parting ways from ZMCL,” wrote Chaudhary.