Journalist Faye D’Souza has quit TimesGroup channel Mirror Now from the position of Executive Editor. She filed her resignation on September 9. Consulting editor, Vinay Tiwari is all set to replace her as Managing Editor. She finally broke silence and issued a statement saying she would work in the capacity of special projects and add to the TimesGroup’s initiatives with youth.

“Thank you all for the support. I will be creating and presenting special shows but moving away from day to day management of Mirror Now. I also plan on developing new content on the youth of India across platforms in my independent capacity,” she said in a statement.

D’Souza joined Mirror Now as Senior Editor in 2017 when the issue-centric English News Channel was launched. She anchored the show “The Urban Debate” on the channel which pushed to highlight issues that focussed on citizen matters, apathy, inefficiency and corruption.

She recently won the prestigious RedInk Award for ‘Journalist of the Year’ for her reportage of issues that impacted the lives of common people. She was a voice of reason on subjects like corruption, political opportunism, price rise and even communalism and they earned her viewer support.

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“Her passionate and honest style with which she handles subjects like corruption, political opportunism, price rise and communalism over calendar 2017 has made her and her programme ‘The Urban Debate’ a subject of appointment viewing. For those who miss her slot on TV, go to her on social media and their smartphones, where her videos are popular and widely shared,” a press release issued by the Press Club had said.

She started her career in journalism with All India Radio while she was still studying. However, after becoming a post-graduate in journalism, she began working with CNBC TV 18 in 2003 and then joined the TimesGroup in various capacities. Apart from reporting on civic and social issues, she has also hosted three weekly issues on ET Now – Investor’s GuideAll About Stocks and The Property Guide. D’Souza was originally anchoring shows on personal finance an issue she championed for years.

On her rising popularity, in an interview to Scroll, D’Souza said, “I’m actually pleasantly surprised. Even now when someone walks up to me and says ‘Oh! I really like your show,’ or ‘I watch your show,’ I’m always a bit surprised. I am not used to it at all.”

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