globally-renowned writer & broadcaster
The rise of populism in Europe
Women in journalism
The future of the media
Christine Ockrent is a globally-renowned writer and broadcaster.
She writes regularly on French, European and international issues for various European publications. She produces and anchors a weekly radio programme on foreign affairs, “Affaires Etrangères”, on France Culture public radio. She is a regular contributor to the BBC and other TV and radio networks.
Previously, Christine 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. Most of her career has been in television, both as producer of documentaries and anchor of the evening news, where she shaped a style as the first female presenter and editor.
Christine 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 has written 14 books and essays, ranging from a biography of Hillary Clinton to her latest investigation on Russian oligarchs and the Putin power system.
She is on the board of Havas, the French-American Foundation–France, ECFR (European Council on Foreign Relations), CER (Center for European reform) and Human Rights Watch France.
A pioneer in current affairs journalism, Christine is a superb speaker and moderator on current affairs, particularly the future of Europe and French politics.
As France's first female news anchor, she also speaks with authority on the advances women have made in the media industry over recent decades.