Stéphane Bern in 2012
14 November 1963|
|Alma mater||École de management de Lyon|
|Occupation||Journalist, radio host and television presenter|
Stéphane Bern, OBE (born 14 November 1963 in Lyon) is a French journalist, radio host and television presenter. He is known as a specialist in nobility and royalty. He has been awarded honours by several nations, including the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France), the Order of Grimaldi (Monaco), and the Order of the British Empire (United Kingdom).
Education and personal life
Bern went to high school at Lycée Carnot in Paris, and he graduated from the École de management de Lyon in 1985. His mother Melita Schlanger was from Luxembourg and his father Louis Bern was from France. He came out in the magazine Têtu in October 2009 and in the documentary "Vie privée, vie publique" (by Mireille Dumas), which aired on France 3 on 6 November 2009.
Bern was editor of the magazine Dynasty from 1985 to 1987, and then worked as a journalist for Jours de France in 1988. Since 1999, he has been the deputy editor (Events section) of the magazine Le Figaro Madame.
Bern chronicled various royal families on Europe 1 from 1992 to 1997 before joining Radio Télévision Luxembourg and participating in the show Les Grosses Têtes. Since 2000, he has produced and hosted the show Le Fou du roi on France Inter, which is the most listened-to show in France during this time slot.
- 1998 to 2003: Sagas (TF1)
- 2003 to 2006: 20 h 10 pétantes, which became Friday pétantes and Saturday pétantes (Canal+)
- 2006 to 2007: L'Arène de France (France 2)
- 2007: Pourquoi les manchots n'ont-ils pas froid aux pieds? ("Why don't penguins get cold feet?") (France 2)
- 2007: Secrets d'histoire (France 2)
- 2010: A program in honor of Philippe Bouvard, in January 2010 on the occasion of his fifty years of television (France 2)
- 2010: Comment ça va bien! (France 2)
- 2015–2017: Eurovision Song Contest 2015, 2016 and 2017 as commentator of France in the final with Marianne James (France 2)
He was a member of the Nouvelle Action Royaliste political movement for 18 years, but left in 1999. He was alderman of the 9th arrondissement of Paris from 1999 to 2001, then President of the Conservatory of Music of that area.
A member since its inception in January 2001 of the Academy Grevin, he inaugurated the Grevin Wax Museum on 10 March 2008. Bern is also a member of the Cercle de l'Union interalliée and the Institute of the Royal House of France, and a sponsor of the Youth Club of that institute.
- Grace Kelly (2007), co-edited by Albin Michel – Nostalgie, Paris, 2007, 139 p. ISBN 978-2-226-15220-6
- Oubliez-moi, (2009) ed. Flammarion, Paris ISBN 978-2081208506
- Une vie de chien. Les animaux chéris des grands de ce monde, (2009) ed. Albin Michel, Paris ISBN 978-2226192950
- Au coeur de l'Écosse, (2009) ed. Flammarion, Paris, in collaboration with Franck Ferrand, William de Laubier, and Angelika Cawdor. ISBN 978-2-08-122670-8
- Le livre fou… du roi, (2010) ed. Flammarion, Paris ISBN 978-2081233430
- Secrets d'histoire, (2010) ed. Albin Michel, Paris
- Dictionnaire amoureux des royautés, (2010) ed. Plon, Paris ISBN 978-2259206099
- 2003: Laisse tes mains sur mes hanches directed by Chantal Lauby
- 2006: Les aristos directed by Charlotte de Turckheim
- 2015: Connasse, Princesse des cœurs directed by Eloïse Lang and Noémie Saglio
- France: Officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters) in January 2010.
- Monaco: Knight of the Order of Grimaldi in November 2011.
- Luxembourg: Commander with crown of the Order of Adolphe of Nassau in January 2013.
- Belgium: Officer of the Order of Leopold in March 2013.
- United Kingdom: Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in June 2014.
- "Philippe Bouvard, 50 ans de rire! Stéphane Bern consacre une soirée à l'humoriste le 16 janvier sur France 2". tele.premiere.fr. 31 December 2009. Archived from the original on 8 October 2010.
- ""Comment ça va bien?", la nouvelle émission d'accueil de France 2". leblogtvnews.com. 5 January 2010. Archived from the original on 1 November 2013.
- Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
- Sovereign Ordonnance n° 3537 of 17 November 2011
- 7sur7, Stephane Bern becomes Officer of the Order of Leopold
- Stephane Bern appointed OBE, Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, by Queen Elizabeth II
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