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Rahul Shivshankar new Times Now editor-in-chief?

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MUMBAI: The ever-growing speculation that ensued after Times Now?s editor-in-chief quit the channel last month has finally been laid to rest. If industry sources are to be believed, then Times Network has found a replacement for Arnab Goswami in NewsX editor-in-chief Rahul Shivshankar, who might fill in Goswami?s shoes at Times Now.

NewsX?s executive producer Chandi Ahlawat Dabas shared the information through a tweet: "Rahul Shivshankar moves on from NewsX. Will be shortly joining Times Now as Chief Editor. #Breaking and #Confirmed?, as reported by oneindia.com.

While Shivshankar has confirmed that he has stepped down from his current role in NewsX to the media, he refrained from commenting on the prospect of rejoining Times Now.

Shivshankar was often considered as Goswami?s right hand man during his earlier stint as the senior editorial at Times Now before he quit. He was a part of the launch team of Headlines Today in 2003. Since then, he has worked with Times Now, India Today and NewsX.

In 2013, he joined NewsX as the managing editor, which was his second stint with the channel. In August 2014, he was made the editor-in-chief of the channel.

Now that he is rumoured to take on the role of editor-in-chief at Times Now, would Shivshankar also moderate the channel's flagship prime time debate show ' News Hour?'

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