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Famous Journalists from France

List of notable or famous journalists from France, with bios and photos, including the top journalists born in France and even some popular journalists who immigrated to France. If you're trying to find out the names of famous French journalists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These journalists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known journalist from France is included when available.

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This historic journalists from France list can help answer the questions "Who are some French journalists of note?" and "Who are the most famous journalists from France?" These prominent journalists of France may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected French journalists.

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  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. (November 25, 1960 – July 16, 1999), often referred to as JFK Jr. or John John, was an American lawyer, journalist, and magazine publisher. He was a son of President John ...more
  • Albert Camus (; French: [albɛʁ kamy] (listen); 7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960) was a French philosopher, author, and journalist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 44 in 1957, the ...more
  • Mélissa Theuriau (French pronunciation: ​[melisa tœʁjo]; born July 18, 1978) is a French journalist and news anchor for M6. She studied journalism and became a television news presenter. She is the ...more
  • Jean-Paul Marat (French: [ʒɑ̃pɔl maʁa]; 24 May 1743 – 13 July 1793) was a French political theorist, physician, and scientist. He was a journalist and politician during the French Revolution. He was ...more
  • Georges Mandel (5 June 1885 – 7 July 1944) was a French journalist, politician, and French Resistance leader.
  • Philippe Henriot (7 January 1889, Reims – 28 June 1944, Paris) was a French poet, journalist, politician, and Minister in the French government at Vichy, where he directed propaganda broadcasts. He ...more
  • Gaston Calmette (30 July 1858 in Montpellier – 16 March 1914, Paris) was a French journalist and newspaper editor.
  • Laurent Hugues Emmanuel Ruquier (French pronunciation: ​[loʁɑ̃ yɡ emanɥɛl ʁykje]; born 24 February 1963) is a French television presenter, radio host and comedian. He is also a lyricist, writer, ...more
  • Anatole France (French: [anatɔl fʁɑ̃s]; born François-Anatole Thibault, [frɑ̃swa anatɔl tibo]; 16 April 1844 – 12 October 1924) was a French poet, journalist, and novelist with several best-sellers. ...more
  • Jean-Dominique Bauby (French: [ʒɑ̃ dɔminik bobi]; 23 April 1952 – 9 March 1997) was a French journalist, author and editor of the French fashion magazine Elle. He had two children with Sylvie de la ...more
  • Hervé Guibert (14 December 1955 – 27 December 1991) was a French writer and photographer. The author of numerous novels and autobiographical studies, he played a considerable role in changing French ...more
  • François Charles Mauriac (French: [moʁjak]; 11 October 1885 – 1 September 1970) was a French novelist, dramatist, critic, poet, and journalist, a member of the Académie française (from 1933), and ...more
  • Jean Marie Maurice Schérer or Maurice Henri Joseph Schérer, known as Éric Rohmer (French: [eʁik ʁomɛʁ], 21 March 1920 – 11 January 2010), was a French film director, film critic, journalist, ...more
  • Olympe de Gouges (French: [olɛ̃p də ɡuʒ] (listen); 7 May 1748 – 3 November 1793), born Marie Gouze, was a French playwright and political activist whose writings on women's rights and abolitionism ...more
  • Ginie Van de Noort (born December 25, 1979 in Compiègne, Oise) is a French journalist, and television presenter.
  • Jean-François Revel was a French journalist, author, philosopher and a member of the Académie française from June 1998 onwards. A socialist in his youth, Revel later became a prominent European ...more
  • Charles Pierre Péguy (French: [ʃaʁl peɡi]; 7 January 1873 – 5 September 1914) was a noted French poet, essayist, and editor. His two main philosophies were socialism and nationalism, but by 1908 at ...more
  • Mariane van Neyenhoff Pearl (born 23 July 1967) is a French freelance journalist and a former reporter and columnist for Glamour magazine. She is the widow of Daniel Pearl, an American journalist who ...more
  • Gérard de Villiers (French: [ʒeʁaʁ də vilje]; 8 December 1929 – 31 October 2013) was a French writer, journalist and publisher whose SAS series of spy novels have been major bestsellers. According ...more
  • Françoise Giroud, born France Gourdji was a French journalist, screenwriter, writer and politician.
  • Henri Cartier-Bresson (French: [kaʁtje bʁɛsɔ̃]; August 22, 1908 – August 3, 2004) was a French humanist photographer considered a master of candid photography, and an early user of 35 mm film. He ...more
  • Peter Roman Scholl-Latour (9 March 1924 – 16 August 2014) was a German journalist and author.
  • Edmond François Valentin About (14 February 1828 – 16 January 1885) was a French novelist, publicist and journalist.
  • Georges Courteline born Georges Victor Marcel Moinaux (25 June 1858 – 25 June 1929) was a French dramatist and novelist, a satirist notable for his sharp wit and cynical humor. His family moved from ...more
  • André Weinfeld (born April 6, 1947), is a French and American film and television producer, director, screenwriter, cinematographer, photographer, and journalist. He is an alumnus of the prestigious ...more