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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.

List features people like John F. Kennedy, Jr. and Laurent Ruquier.

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 F. Kennedy, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Dec. at 39 (1960-1999) John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr., often referred to as JFK Jr. or John-John in the press, was an American lawyer, journalist, and magazine publisher. He was the only surviving son of U.S. President ...more

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Albert Camus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Dec. at 47 (1913-1960) Albert Camus was a French Nobel Prize winning author, journalist, and philosopher. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. He wrote in his essay "The ...more

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Mélissa Theuriau is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Journalists from France
age 39 Mélissa Theuriau is a French journalist and news anchor for M6. She studied Journalism and became a newscaster on TV. She became an internet phenomenon when a compilation of her reading ...more

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Jean-Paul Marat is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Dec. at 50 (1743-1793) Jean-Paul Marat was a physician, political theorist and scientist best known for his career in France as a radical journalist and politician during the French Revolution. His journalism became ...more

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Georges Mandel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Dec. at 59 (1885-1944) Georges Mandel was a French journalist, politician, and French Resistance leader.

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Philippe Henriot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Dec. at 55 (1889-1944) Philippe Henriot was a French poet, journalist, politician, and Minister in the French government at Vichy, where he directed propaganda broadcasts. He also joined the Milice part-time.

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Gaston Calmette is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Dec. at 56 (1858-1914) Gaston Calmette was a French journalist and newspaper editor.

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Laurent Ruquier is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Journalists from France
age 55 Laurent Ruquier is a French television and radio host, producer, and satirical comedian. He is also a lyricist, writer, playwright and producer of shows, and owns his own theatre.

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Anatole France is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Dec. at 80 (1844-1924) Anatole France was a French poet, journalist, and novelist. He was born in Paris, and died in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire. He was a successful novelist, with several best-sellers. Ironic and skeptical, ...more

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Jean-Dominique Bauby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Dec. at 45 (1952-1997) Jean-Dominique Bauby was a well-known French journalist, author and editor of the French fashion magazine ELLE. He had two children with Sylvie de la Rochefoucauld, a son named Théophile ...more

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Hervé Guibert is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Dec. at 36 (1955-1991) Hervé Guibert was a French writer and photographer. The author of numerous novels and autobiographical studies, he played a considerable role in changing French public attitudes to AIDS. ...more

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François Mauriac is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Dec. at 85 (1885-1970) François Charles Mauriac was a French author, member of the Académie française, and laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature. He was awarded the Grand Cross of the

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Éric Rohmer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Dec. at 90 (1920-2010) Maurice Henri Joseph Schérer or Jean Marie Maurice Schérer, known as Éric Rohmer, was a French film director, film critic, journalist, novelist, screenwriter and teacher. ...more

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Olympe de Gouges is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Dec. at 45 (1748-1793) Olympe de Gouges, born Marie Gouze, was a French playwright and political activist whose feminist and abolitionist writings reached a large audience. She began her career as a playwright in the ...more

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Ginie Van De Noort is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Journalists from France
age 38 Ginie Van de Noort is a French journalist, and television presenter.

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Jean François Revel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Dec. at 82 (1924-2006) 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 ...more

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Charles Péguy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Dec. at 41 (1873-1914) Charles Pierre Péguy was a noted French poet, essayist, and editor born in Orléans. His two main philosophies were socialism and nationalism, but by 1908 at the latest, after years ...more

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Mariane Pearl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Journalists from France
age 50 Mariane van Neyenhoff Pearl is a French freelance journalist and a former reporter and columnist for Glamour magazine. She is the widow of Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter who was ...more

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Gérard de Villiers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Dec. at 84 (1929-2013) Gérard de Villiers was a French writer, journalist and publisher whose SAS series of spy novels have been major bestsellers. According to the New York Times, "His works have been ...more

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Francoise Giroud is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Dec. at 87 (1916-2003) Françoise Giroud, born France Gourdji was a French journalist, screenwriter, writer and politician.

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Henri Cartier-Bresson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Dec. at 96 (1908-2004) Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French photographer considered to be the father of photojournalism. He was the master of candid photography and an early user of 35 mm film. He helped develop the ...more

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Peter Scholl-Latour is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Dec. at 90 (1924-2014) Peter Roman Scholl-Latour was a Franco-German professor, journalist and publicist.

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Edmond François Valentin About is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Dec. at 57 (1828-1885) Edmond François Valentin About was a French novelist, publicist and journalist.

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Georges Courteline is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Dec. at 71 (1858-1929) Georges Courteline born Georges Victor Marcel Moinaux was a French dramatist and novelist, a satirist notable for his sharp wit and cynical humor. His family moved from Tours in Indre-et-Loire ...more

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André Weinfeld is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Journalists from France
age 71 André Weinfeld is a French and American film and television producer, director, screenwriter, photographer and journalist. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Lycée Louis-le-Grand ...more

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Robert de Flers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Dec. at 55 (1872-1927) Robert de Flers was a French playwright, opera librettist, and journalist. He entered the Lycée Condorcet in 1888 where he studied law with the initial ambition of entering diplomatic ...more

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Boris Vian is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Dec. at 39 (1920-1959) Boris Vian was a French polymath: writer, poet, musician, singer, translator, critic, actor, inventor and engineer. He is best remembered today for his novels. Those published under the ...more

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André Kertész is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Dec. at 91 (1894-1985) André Kertész, born Kertész Andor, was a Hungarian-born photographer known for his groundbreaking contributions to photographic composition and the photo essay. In the early ...more

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Roger Faligot is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Roger Faligot Roger Faligot is a French journalist, who started working in Ireland in 1973 before working as freelance investigative journalist for British, Parisian or foreign newspapers and magazines. ...more

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Patrick Poivre d'Arvor is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Patrick Poivre d'Arvor age 70 Patrick Poivre d'Arvor is a French TV journalist and writer. He is a household name in France, and nicknamed PPDA. With over 30 years and in excess of 4,500 editions of television news to his ...more

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Jules Vallès is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Dec. at 53 (1832-1885) Jules Vallès was a French journalist and author.

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Jean-Charles Brisard is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Jean-Charles Brisard age 49 Jean-Charles Brisard is a French international consultant and expert on terrorism.

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Henri Barbusse is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Dec. at 62 (1873-1935) Henri Barbusse was a French novelist and a member of the French Communist Party. He was a lifelong friend of Albert Einstein.

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Hélène Lee is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Hélène Lee Hélène Lee is a film director and screenwriter.

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Émile Zola is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Dec. at 62 (1840-1902) Émile Édouard Charles Antoine Zola was a French writer, the most well-known practitioner of the literary school of naturalism and an important contributor to the development of ...more

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Anne-Sophie Lapix is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Journalists from France
age 45 Anne-Sophie Lapix is a French journalist and television presenter. She deputises for Claire Chazal, presenting the evening news bulletin from Friday to Sunday as well as the lunchtime bulletin ...more

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Paul Vaillant-Couturier is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Paul Vaillant-Couturier Dec. at 45 (1892-1937) Paul Vaillant-Couturier was a French author, journalist and politician. He was born and died in Paris. He studied history and law but very early, in 1912, he began writing. At first poems, which ...more

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Régis Debray is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Journalists from France
age 77 Jules Régis Debray is a French philosopher, journalist, former government official and academic. He is known for his theorization of mediology — a critical theory of the long-term ...more

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Victor Noir is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Victor Noir Dec. at 22 (1848-1870) Victor Noir, was a French journalist who is famous for the manner of his death and its political consequences. His tomb in the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris later became a fertility

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Panait Istrati is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Dec. at 51 (1884-1935) Panait Istrati was a Romanian writer of French and Romanian expression, nicknamed The Maxim Gorky of the Balkans. Istrati was first noted for the depiction of one homosexual character in his

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Marguerite Durand is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Marguerite Durand Dec. at 72 (1864-1936) Marguerite Durand was a French stage actress, journalist, and a leading suffragette.

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Jules Guesde is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Dec. at 77 (1845-1922) Jules Basile Guesde was a French socialist journalist and politician. Guesde was the inspiration for a famous quotation by Karl Marx. Shortly before Marx died in 1883, he wrote a letter to ...more

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Jan Guillou is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Journalists from France
age 74 Jan Oskar Sverre Lucien Henri Guillou is a Swedish author and journalist. Among his books are a series of spy fiction novels about a spy named Carl Hamilton, and a trilogy of historical fiction ...more

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Antoine Blondin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Dec. at 69 (1922-1991) Antoine Blondin was a French writer. He belonged to the literary group called the Hussards. He was also a sports columnist in L'Équipe. Blondin also wrote under the name Tenorio.

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Catherine Leroy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Dec. at 61 (1945-2006) Catherine Leroy was a French-born photojournalist and war photographer, whose stark images of battle illustrated the story of the Vietnam War in the pages of Life magazine and other

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Charles Rabot is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Dec. at 88 (1856-1944) Charles Rabot was a French geographer, glaciologist, traveler, journalist, lecturer, translator, and explorer. He was also the first person to climb Kebnekaise, the tallest mountain in Sweden, ...more

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René Clair is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Dec. at 83 (1898-1981) René Clair born René-Lucien Chomette, was a French filmmaker and writer. He first established his reputation in the 1920s as a director of silent films in which comedy was often ...more

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Bernard Rapp is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Dec. at 61 (1945-2006) Bernard Rapp was a French film director and television news presenter. Rapp was born in Paris. After graduating from university, he worked as a freelance journalist. In 1976, he joined Antenne 2 ...more

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Gaston Leroux is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Journalists from France
Dec. at 59 (1868-1927) Gaston Louis Alfred Leroux was a French journalist and author of detective fiction. In the English-speaking world, he is best known for writing the novel The Phantom of the Opera, which has been ...more

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Nils Minkmar is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Journalists from France
age 51 Nils Minkmar is a historian, journalist, and publicist.