- Category : Journalist
- Type : PE
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Planning 3
Laurent Delahousse, born on 30 August 1969, is a French journalist.
He 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, Luxembourg's state-run broadcaster, 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.
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.