Pascal Riché is a former alumni of Sciences Po and of the Centre de formation des journalistes (CFJ) journalist school. He started his journalist career in Ouest-France, the largest regional newspaper in France, and La Tribune de l'Economie, before joining Libération in 1989. There, he headed the economy service until 2000, when he was named Washington bureau chief (2000–2006). He then became Op-ed editor of the daily.
Following the crisis at Libération, Riché resigned from his functions and co-founded in March 2007 the Internet newspaper Rue 89.
He is the son of the medievist historian Pierre Riché.
He is the author of L'union monétaire de l'Europe, with Charles Wyplosz, and La Guerre de Sept ans, histoire secrète du franc fort 1989-1996 with Eric Aeschimann, which earned the IFG Prize of the Best economic book of the year.
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