Famous French Journalists

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Veronique Passani
(French-American Journalist, Arts Patron, and Philanthropist)
Veronique Passani
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Birthdate: February 5, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris
Died: August 17, 2012
 2 
John Carreyrou
(French-American Investigative Reporter)
John Carreyrou
3
Birthplace: Paris, France
 3 
Mariane Pearl
(French Freelance Journalist & Widow of Daniel Pearl)
Mariane Pearl
3
Birthdate: July 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine, France
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 4 
Valérie Trierweiler
(French Author and Journalist)
Valérie Trierweiler
3
Birthdate: February 16, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Angers, France
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 5 
Gilad Shalit
(Sports columnist, Soldier, Journalist, Investment Advisor)
Gilad Shalit
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Birthdate: August 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nahariya

Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was held by Palestinian militants from 2006 to 2011 and thus became significant in the Israeli political scene. He was eventually released as part of a prisoner-exchange deal, mediated by Germany ad Egypt, which required the release of over 1,000 Palestinian and Israeli Arab prisoners.

 6 
Robbie Ross
(Canadian-British Journalist, Art Dealer, and Art Critic)
Robbie Ross
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Birthdate: May 25, 1869
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tours, France
Died: October 5, 1918
 7 
Victor Noir
(French Journalist)
Victor Noir
2
Birthdate: July 27, 1848
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Attigny, France
Died: January 11, 1870
 8 
Claude Lanzmann
(French Filmmaker Best Known For His 1985 Documentary Film 'Shoah')
Claude Lanzmann
3
Birthdate: November 27, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bois-Colombes, France
Died: July 5, 2018
 9 
Jean-Dominique Bauby
(French Author, Journalist, and Editor )
Jean-Dominique Bauby
3
Birthdate: April 23, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 9, 1997
 10 
Jenny Longuet
(French Political Journalist & Daughter of Karl Marx)
Jenny Longuet
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Birthdate: May 1, 1844
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, Kingdom of France
Died: January 11, 1883
 11 
Alain de Benoist
(French Political Philosopher and Journalist)
Alain de Benoist
3
Birthdate: December 11, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France
 12 
Daniel Cohn-Bendit
(French-German Politician)
Daniel Cohn-Bendit
3
Birthdate: April 4, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montauban
 13 
Louis Aragon
(French Poet and Novelist)
Louis Aragon
3
Birthdate: October 3, 1897
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 24, 1982
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 14 
André Weinfeld
(Film producer)
André Weinfeld
2
Birthdate: April 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France

André Weinfeld is a TV and film producer, cinematographer, director, screenwriter, journalist, and photographer. In addition to covering the rock and roll and pop scenes of the 1960s and 1970s, André Weinfeld also worked as a war correspondent, covering wars such as the Six-Day War, Vietnam War, and the Yom Kippur War.

 15 
Camille Desmoulins
(French Journalist and Politician)
Camille Desmoulins
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Birthdate: March 2, 1760
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guise, France
Died: April 5, 1794
 16 
Jean-Pierre Thiollet
(French Journalist and Writer)
Jean-Pierre Thiollet
3
Birthdate: December 9, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: France
 17 
Charb
(French Journalist and Satirical Caricaturist)
Charb
3
Birthdate: August 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, France
Died: January 7, 2015
 18 
François Mauriac
(Novelist)
François Mauriac
2
Birthdate: October 11, 1885
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
Died: September 1, 1970
 19 
Marie Drucker
(Journalist)
Marie Drucker
2
Birthdate: December 3, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 20 
François-Noël Babeuf
(French Revolutionary and Journalist)
François-Noël Babeuf
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Birthdate: November 23, 1760
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint-Quentin
Died: May 27, 1797
 21 
Jacques Hébert
(French Journalist and Leader)
Jacques Hébert
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Birthdate: November 15, 1757
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Alençon, France
Died: March 24, 1794
 22 
Paul Lafargue
(French Politician, Political Writer and Journalist)
Paul Lafargue
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Birthdate: January 15, 1842
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Died: November 25, 1911

Paul Lafargue was a Cuban-French political writer, literary critic, journalist, activist, and Marxist socialist. One of the most popular socialists of all time, Paul Lafargue is best remembered for his 1883 book, The Right To Be Lazy, which had a huge impact among the working class. The book explains the importance of leisure and compares labor to slavery.

 23 
Emmanuelle Alt
(French Fashion Editor)
Emmanuelle Alt
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Birthdate: May 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 24 
Mélissa Theuriau
(Journalist and news anchor for M6)
Mélissa Theuriau
4
Birthdate: July 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Échirolles, France
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 25 
Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr
(Critic)
Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr
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Birthdate: November 24, 1808
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 29, 1890
 26 
Marion Jolles Grosjean
(French TV Presenter and Journalist)
Marion Jolles Grosjean
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Birthdate: December 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint-Étienne, France
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 27 
René Clair
(Former Film director, writer who first established his reputation in the 1920s as a director of silent films in which comedy was often mingled with fantasy)
René Clair
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Birthdate: November 11, 1898
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 15, 1981
 28 
Elliott Erwitt
(Photographer, Photojournalist, Journalist)
Elliott Erwitt
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Birthdate: July 26, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris

Elliott Erwitt is a French-born American documentary and advertising photographer. He is best known for his candid photos of absurd and ironic situations within everyday settings. Since 1953, Erwitt has been one of the most important members of the international photographic cooperative-owned association, Magnum Photos. Also an activist, Elliott Erwitt helped raise social awareness in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

 29 
Jean d'Ormesson
(Novelist)
Jean d'Ormesson
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Birthdate: June 16, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 5, 2017
 30 
Fabien Roussel
(Politician)
Fabien Roussel
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Birthdate: April 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Béthune, France
 31 
Yann Arthus-Bertrand
(French Environmentalist, Activist, Journalist and Photographer)
Yann Arthus-Bertrand
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Birthdate: March 13, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France

Yann Arthus-Bertrand is a photographer, journalist, activist, and environmentalist. He is well known for directing films that portray the impact of humans on Earth. Over the years, his environmental work and activism have earned him prestigious awards, such as the 2010 National Outdoor Book Award for his popular book, Our Living Earth.

 32 
Michel Drucker
(Journalist)
Michel Drucker
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Birthdate: September 12, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vire, France
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 33 
Philippe Chatrier
(Journalist)
Philippe Chatrier
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Birthdate: February 2, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Créteil, France
Died: June 22, 2000
 34 
Anne Desclos
(Journalist)
Anne Desclos
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Birthdate: September 23, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rochefort, France
Died: April 27, 1998
 35 
Robert Brasillach
(French Author and Editor of Nationalist Newspaper 'Je Suis Partout')
Robert Brasillach
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Birthdate: March 31, 1909
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Perpignan, France
Died: February 6, 1945

Robert Brasillach was a French journalist and author best remembered for his work as an editor for a nationalist newspaper named Je suis partout, which supported various fascist movements. Robert Brasillach was executed in 1945 following the liberation of France in 1944. He was executed for advocating denunciation, collaborationism, and incitement to murder.

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Guillaume Faye
(Journalist)
Guillaume Faye
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Birthdate: November 7, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Angoulême, France
Died: March 6, 2019
 37 
Maurice Barrès
(Novelist)
Maurice Barrès
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Birthdate: August 19, 1862
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Charmes, France
Died: December 4, 1923
 38 
Pierre Lescure
(Journalist)
Pierre Lescure
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Birthdate: July 2, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France

Best known for his French TV show Les Enfants du rock, Pierre Lescure had also served the Cannes Film Festival as its president. Born into a family of publishing pioneers, he had naturally grown up to be a journalist. He has also been the president of the premium French channel Canal +.

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Raphaël Glucksmann
(Politician)
Raphaël Glucksmann
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Birthdate: October 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boulogne-Billancourt, France
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Marcel Déat
(Politician)
Marcel Déat
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Birthdate: March 7, 1894
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Guerigny, France
Died: January 5, 1955
 41 
Dominique Venner
(Journalist)
Dominique Venner
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Birthdate: April 16, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 21, 2013
 42 
Octave Mirbeau
(Novelist)
Octave Mirbeau
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Birthdate: February 16, 1848
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Trévières, France
Died: February 16, 1917
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Frédéric Ozanam
(Literary Scholar, Lawyer, Journalist And Founder of Society of Saint Vincent de Paul)
Frédéric Ozanam
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Birthdate: April 23, 1813
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: September 8, 1853

Frédéric Ozanam was a French lawyer, literary scholar, equal rights advocate, and journalist. He is credited with co-founding the Conference of Charity, which came to be known as the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. in 1997, Frédéric Ozanam was beatified at Notre Dame de Paris by Pope John Paul II and his feast day is observed on 9 September.

 44 
Joseph Kessel
(Journalist)
Joseph Kessel
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Birthdate: February 10, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Villa Clara, Argentina
Died: July 23, 1979
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Zineb El Rhazoui
(Journalist)
Zineb El Rhazoui
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Birthdate: January 19, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco

Zineb El Rhazoui is a French journalist best known for her contribution as a columnist for the popular magazine Charlie Hebdo where she worked from 2011 to 2017. Rhazoui was in Morocco on 7 January 2015 when the Charlie Hebdo massacre took place. Since 2015, Rhazoui has been working as a human rights campaigner, speaking about free speech and Islam.

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Fernand de Brinon
(Lawyer and journalist who was one of the architects of French collaboration with the Nazis during World War II)
Fernand de Brinon
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Birthdate: August 26, 1885
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Libourne, France
Died: April 15, 1947
 47 
Georges Mandel
(Journalist)
Georges Mandel
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Birthdate: June 5, 1885
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chatou, France
Died: July 7, 1944
 48 
Claire Chazal
(Journalist)
Claire Chazal
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Birthdate: December 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Thiers, Puy-de-Dôme, France
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 49 
Edouard Drumont
(Journalist)
Edouard Drumont
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Birthdate: May 3, 1844
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 5, 1917
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Paul Rassinier
(Author)
Paul Rassinier
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Birthdate: March 18, 1906
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bermont, France
Died: July 28, 1967