Laurent Delahousse

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Laurent Delahousse
Portrait de Laurent Delahousse.jpg
Delahousse in 2013
Born (1969-08-30) 30 August 1969 (age 49)
OccupationJournalist, documentary filmmaker
Notable credit(s)
Journal de 20 heures
Un jour, un destin

Laurent Delahousse (born 30 August 1969) is a French journalist and documentary filmmaker. He is best known for hosting the Journal de 20 heures news bulletin and Un jour, un destin biographical show, both on France 2 at respectively 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 11:35 p.m. on Thursdays. He also hosts 19h le dimanche between 7 and 9 p.m. on Sundays.


Delahousse holds a master's degree in business and labour law, as well as a DEA in private sector law (the North-American equivalent of which would be an LL.M.).


In 1994, he began his career at RTL, France's number 1 radio, as a political correspondent. In 1996, he joined LCI, TF1's all-news channel. In 1999, he joined M6 as its chief editor and presenter of the newsmagazine De quel droit? (By what right?), followed by Jour J (D-Day).

Since March 2000, he has been co-editor-in-chief and presenter of Secrets de l'actualité (News Secrets). Since 2001, he has also been a presenter for evening news specials such as the one on the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

In September 2006, he joined France 2 where he replaced Carole Gaessler as fellow newspresenter David Pujadas' anchor on the 8:00 pm CET newscast.[1]

In January 2007, he started hosting the show Un jour / une heure ("One day / one hour", now called Un jour / un destin - "One day / one destiny"), broadcast every Sunday evening. From February to June 2007, he also presented a weekly political show, Un dimanche de campagne.

On 25 February 2007, Laurent Delahousse was chosen to host the week-end news.

Since September 2007, he has presented a weekly current affairs show called 13h15. He still hosts his own show, Un jour / un destin, the authoritative French news documentary series profiling key figures who have made a lasting impression on the public.

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