Christine Ockrent a highly experienced professional and media commentator has a wealth of national and international experience in broadcasting and journalism. An excellent communicator with an astute insight into the effects of global economics and politics she is able to use her experience to advise and guide decision makers in corporate organisations.
Christine Ockrent is the producer and anchor of the weekly current affairs program France Europe Express on TF3 and of Une fois par mois, a program about international politics, on TV5, the world-wide French-speaking channel. She is also president of the advisory board of METRO International France, and a columnist for various French and Swiss newspapers.
Born into a family of diplomats, Christine Ockrent is a graduate of the Institut d’études politiques in Paris and studied at Cambridge University. She began her journalistic career in the American chains of TV NBC News and CBS News. She worked for 8 years at CBS’ ’60 Minutes’. She was editor in chief of the weekly news magazine, L’Express and is regarded as one of France’s most respected broadcasters, the only journalist granted an interview with Saddam Hussein in the middle of the Gulf War.
As well as becoming the first woman to anchor and edit the prime time news she has had an outstanding career in television, both as producer of documentaries and anchor of the evening news, where she shaped a style as the first woman presenter and editor.
Ms. Ockrent was also deputy director general of TF1 Television and an editor with RTL Radio.
Christine Ockrent is the author of eight books one of which was translated into German (“Wie Julius Caesar den Euro erfand” Rowohlt). She has been awarded several French and International distinctions for her work in TV journalism and has been awarded the French Legion d’Honneur and l’Ordre national du Merite.
A member of the board of directors of Reporters without borders, she is married to Bernard Kouchner, a senior French Minister and founder, organizer and president of “Médecins sans Frontières” (1971-1979); and of “Médecins du Monde” (non-profit-making organization whose members, all voluntary and doctors and nurses, help in times of emergency and situations of inadequate medical care in the third world) (1980-1988).
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