Sudhir Chaudhary, the business head and editor of Zee News, is widely hated as well as loved in India. There is no balanced opinion about him – just extreme. You will find Facebook Pages under his name – some derogatory and some applauding. His stand on nationalism has made other journalists hit their heads on the table. The reason is burgeoning viewership of his show - DNA. Zee News has become among top three Hindi news channels after Sudhir Chaudhary came to the helm.
There is no denying that Sudhir Chaudhary is also quite controversial figure. He was involved in that infamous Live India Fake Sting Operation. He was also arrested for being part of Jindal Extortion Case. A police complaint was also filed against him for revealing the identity of Nirbhaya. He had interviewed the boyfriend of Nirbhaya and hence that complaint. However, it must be mentioned here that he had won Ramnath Goyanka Award for this very interview.
Salary of Sudhir Chaudhary
Since, he is constantly in news; people want to know more and more about him. One of the mundane questions about him is about salary. People who have seen him are staggered to see his high standard of living. He has bungalow in the posh area of Delhi and he is maintaining lots of premium cars
Zee News doesn’t say anything about the salary it gives to Sudhir Chaudhary. In fact, this is the same story with all news channels. There is no transparency in the Indian media. However, salaries of all known faces in media are known among media fraternity.
According to a reliable source who works with Zee News, the salary of Sudhir Chaudhary is Rs. 3 Crores per year. It means to say that he is getting Rs. 25 lakhs per month. There are also other perks and facilities he is entitled to.
There is no denying that Sudhir Chaudhary is getting lots of money as emoluments. However, one should never forget that he has justified this pay package by making Zee one of the top three Hindi News Channels of India.