Moving Away from Daily Management of Mirror Now: Faye DSouza

Senior journalist and prime time anchor Faye DSouza confirmed on Tuesday, 10 September, that she would be moving away from managing day-to-day operations of Times Network’s second English news channel Mirror Now.

While the official statement shared by the Times Network does confirm that DSouza is “moving away from managing daily operations of the brand,” it adds that she would continue to be associated with the network and the channel.

"“Regarding ongoing speculation surrounding Faye DSouza’s disengagement with Mirror Now, this is to clarify that Faye continues to be associated with Times Network and Mirror Now. Having played a pivotal role in establishing a strong position for Mirror Now, Faye moves away from managing daily operations of the brand and will now be responsible for creating and presenting flagship shows on Mirror Now in addition to steering new shows, IPs and ground events for the Network.”" - The Times Network

Reiterating the network’s statement, Faye further added that she was humbled and deeply touched by the messages she received from her fans and supporters. Here is her full statement as she tweeted.

No One Can Replace Her: Twitterati on Faye D’Souza Quitting as Prime Time Anchor

Earlier, after rumours of DSouza quitting her role as a prime time anchor spread, many took to Twitter to voice their disappointment.

Since her appointment as the prime time anchor and executive editor of the network’s second English news channel in 2017, DSouza has made quite a stir within the broadcast news scene by raising issues such as poor road conditions, drinking water availability, sanitation and women’s safety.

She didn’t shy away from questioning concerned authorities regarding these issues, either. While her fearless approach to news brought her many trolls online, she was equally celebrated by her audience, fans and celebrities alike. The news of her resignation has saddened her fans as is obvious from these tweets.

DSouza has often been credited for being the voice of people’s issues, and for asking hard but important questions.

Given that, her sudden resignation has led to many speculating if her decision was a result of political pressure.

New Beginnings?

While there is no official announcement on the specifics of her further role within the organisation, her recent tweets teased an upcoming celebrity chat show on Romedy Now where guests like Swara Bhasker and Richa Chaddha would appear.

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