Nelson Monfort

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Nelson Monfort
Born (1953-03-12) 12 March 1953 (age 64)
Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Occupation Television journalist

Nelson Wikes Monfort, Jr. (born 12 March 1953 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine) is a television host and sports journalist on France Televisions.

TV and radio career[edit]

He commented on the figure skating and interviewed athletes just after their competition. Among his most famous interviews are that of Martina Navratilova in 1987,[1] Carl Lewis, Bill Clinton at Roland Garros in 2001 and sprinter Michael Johnson during the Olympic Games in Atlanta.

He presented Le Journal des Sports during the 1980s-1990s on FR3, then the program Les Mélodies de Nelson on Radio Classique on Saturday and Sunday from 12:00am to 1:00pm and wrote articles in Le Figaro.

In September 2008, he became a columnist of le Club Sports on Europe 1, alongside Alexandre Delpérier.

He also presents television game shows: Jeux sans frontières in 1999 with Fabienne Égal, Une semaine chrono in 2006 with Pierre Mathieu and Intervilles with Philippe Candeloro.[2]

In June 2009, he was criticized by the Society of Journalists of France Télévisions for having received a Mickey Mouse on his show Tennis Club and therefore having promoted Disneyland.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of American Colonel Nelson Wikes Monfort, Sr. and was a student at the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris.

He has two children named Isaure and Victoria, with his wife Dominique.

In February 2009, he claimed he saw a UFO.[4]

Bibliography by Monfort[edit]


  1. ^ "La biographie de Nelson Monfort" (in French). Actu Star. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  2. ^ "Nelson Monfort" (in French). Show Biz Actu. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  3. ^ ""Polémique après un 'ménage' de Nelson Monfort pour Disney", publié par Julien Mielcarek, Lundi 8 Juin 2009 15h41" (in French). Ozap. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  4. ^ Video about his UFO sighting on YouTube