10 Highest Paid News Anchors in India And Their Salaries


Who are the Highest-Paid News Anchors in India? Journalism got quite glamorous and prestigious jobs when you can get breaking news now and then. Even though journalists are often accused of manufacturing news in the newsroom instead of searching for its validity, people love to see some trustworthy or caricaturish news reporters. This is the reason that they are considered top news anchors of India with their unbelievable salary packages. 

Below is the list of top highest paid News Anchors in India who are making fortune by presenting news in front of a camera. They become quite a celebrity with millions of followers and they also influenced many people to pursue journalism. 


List of Richest & Highest Paid News Anchors of India:-

1. Arnab Goswami Salary:

Arnab Goswami’s annual salary is 12 Crore.

Arnab Goswami Salary - Highest Paid New Anchor
Arnab Goswami 

Arnab Ranjan Goswami is one of the most talked-about journalists in India. He is the managing director and editor in chief of Republic Media Network. He is famous for his journalism style in debates. The way he carries himself by being hyper vocal and speaks what comes to his mind made him a sensation across India. Sources revealed that Arnab’s Net Worth is about 383 Crore in rupees. 


2. Rajdeep Sardesai Salary

Rajdeep Sardesai’s annual Salary is 10 Crore.

Rajdeep Sardesai Salary - Highest Paid New Anchor
Rajdeep Sardesai – Indian News Anchor, India Today 

Rajdeep Sardesai is also praised for his argument power and skilled way of communication. He also covers outdoor media reporting by participating in ground-level reports. He works as a consulting editor at the India Today group. He made a name for himself by giving his opinions on various matters of national importance. Rajdeep Sardesai reportedly has a net worth of Rs. 40 crores, according to a report in JagranTV.


3. Nidhi Razdan Salary

Nidhi Razdan’s annual Salary is 4 Crore.

Nidhi Razdan Salary - Highest Paid New Anchor
Nidhi Razdan

Nidhi Razdan is a famous face of the NDTV newsroom where she works as a Senior Editor and news anchor. Nidhi is the main anchor of NDTV 24×7 news show, Left, Right & Centre. She influenced many girls to pursue journalism the way she is doing. She had studied at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication in Delhi which is a top-notch college for journalism.


4. Rajat Sharma Salary

Rajat Sharma’s annual Salary is Rs. 5 Crore. (as per reports)

Rajat Sharma Salary - Highest Paid New Anchor
Rajat Sharma India TV

Rajat Sharma is currently the chairman and Editor-in-Chief of India TV. He is famous for creating the show titled ‘Aap Ki Adalat’ which invites politicians, actors, and cricketers who answer questions that they never spoke in front of the media. The journalist also won the prestigious Padma Bhushan for his contribution in the field of Journalism. 


5. Shweta Singh Salary

Shweta Singh’s annual Salary is 3.4 Crore.

Shweta Singh News anchor salary

Aaj Tak’s famous news anchor Shweta Singh also charges a hefty amount as her fee for the shows and debates. She is also the Executive editor of the special programming at Aaj Tak. Little you know that the woman belongs to Patna. Shweta has also worked for Zee News and Sahara News before joining Aaj Tak. 


6. Sudhir Chaudhary Salary

Sudhir Chaudhary’s Annual Salary is Rs. 4 Crore.

Sudhir Chaudhary News Anchor Salary
Sudhir Chaudharyvia

Sudhir Chaudhary is the editor-in-chief of the Hindi news channel, Zee News. He also hosts Daily News & Analysis. Sudhir won the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism in the ‘Hindi Broadcast’ category. With the diploma in journalism, it can be said that he is rocking the journalism industry. As per the reports, Sudhir is quite popular among students who are pursuing journalism. They often copy the style and way of talking of Sudhir during debates. 

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7. Ravish Kumar Salary

Ravish Kumar’s annual Salary is 2.16 – 2.40 Crore.

Ravish Kumar Salary - Highest Paid New Anchor
Ravish Kumar

Ravish Kumar is a famous journalist of NDTV India, author, and media personality. Ravish hosts many programs for the channel that include Hum Log, Prime Time, Ravish Ki Report, and Des Ki Baat. He is also included in the list of 100 most influential Indians in 2016. Ravish has its unique style of reporting that got everyone’s attention. He was also awarded the titled Journalist of the year. On 30 November 2022, he resigned from NDTV, a day after the channel’s founders and promoters Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy resigned as directors. Now he has his own Youtube channel and he also write for TheWire.


8. Vikram Chandra Salary

Vikram Chandra’s annual Salary is 2 Crore.

Vikram Chandra Salary - News Anchor
Vikram Chandravis

Vikram Chandra is the leading journalist in India Today and is famous as a technology expert. He is also the founder of Editorji Technologies. Vikram used to be the CEO of NDTV Group from 2011 to October 2016. He rose to fame when he covered the Kashmir conflict in his news reporting. 


9. Gaurav Kalra Salary

Gaurav Kalra’s annual Salary is 1.5 Crore.

Gaurav Kalra Salary - Highest Paid New Anchor
Gaurav Kalravia

Gaurav Kalra is one of the best sports anchors in India. He has also worked for CNN IBN before he has been appointed as a Senior Editor for developing video reporting and creating content creation group of ESPN Cric Info. What makes Gaurav Kalra’s best in sports journalism is his 20 years of experience. 


10. Anjana Om Kashyap Salary

Anjana Om Kashyap’s Annual Salary is Rs. 4 Crore.

Anjana Om Kashyap Salary - Highest Paid New Anchor
Anjana Om Kashyap

Anjana Om Kashyap is one of the most famous reporters of Aaj Tak. She is also an executive editor for the Hindi news channel Aaj Tak. The lady has a strong voice against the reservations in India and she often reports for the socially oppressed classes. Anjana is a journalist with strong beliefs and opinions which makes her stand out and different from others. 


11. Shekhar Gupta

Shekhar Gupta News anchor India
Shekhar Gupta

He is a son of a bureaucrat. He is one of the richest journalist of India, his annual salary is approx Rs 10 crore. Shekhar Gupta is the founder and the current editor-in-chief of online news website ThePrint.


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