Gautam commented: "iTV has been a beautiful journey with immense possibilities and now I look forward to the next opportunity with great enthusiasm."
Earlier, he was with ETV Bharat as editor for its five news channels of the Hindi heartland. Overall, he has been in the TV news industry for two decades, and was rated best anchor of the Hindi news industry and is also a recipient of the “NT Award” for the year 2012. He has also worked at senior editorial positions in Live India and Sahara News Network. Prior to this, he was prime time anchor and principal correspondent with Zee News.