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Christine Ockrent

Christine Ockrent

Christine Ockrent is a columnist and writer based in Paris. She writes regularly for the Washington Post, Prospect, and various other European newspapers. She is also the producer and presenter of a weekly radio programme about foreign affairs on France Culture, and a frequent contributor to the BBC, CNN and other media organisations.

Previously she was COO of the French Radio and TV World service (France 24 and RFI). She was also editor in chief of the weekly news magazine, L'Express.

She has made most of her career in television, both as producer of documentaries and anchor of the evening news, where she shaped a style as the first woman presentor and editor.

Ms. Ockrent was also deputy director general of TF1 Television and an editor with RTL Radio. She began her career in broadcast journalism at NBC News and worked for eight years at CBS' 60 Minutes. She has been awarded several French and international distinctions for her work in TV journalism.

She is a graduate of the Institut d'études politiques in Paris.

She has written 15 books and essays - the last ones : "Russian oligarchs and the Putin system" (Robert Laffont 2014) and "Clinton-Trump: Anger in America " (Robert Laffont 2016)

She is on the board of Havas, the French American Foundation, the European Council on Foreign Relations, the Center for European reform, Human Rights Watch France and Make.Org.

She has been awarded the French Légion d’Honneur (Officer) and the Belgian Ordre de Leopold (Officer).

Languages spoken: French, English


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