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Pierre Bénichou

Pierre Bénichou French journalist

French journalist
The basics
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Intro French journalist
Is Journalist
From France
Type Journalism
Gender male
Birth 1 March 1938, Oran
Age: 82 years
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Biography

Pierre Bénichou (born 1938) is a French journalist.

Early life

Pierre Bénichou was born on March 1, 1938 in Oran, French Algeria. His father, André Bénichou, a philosophy professor who opened a private school after he was dismissed from his job for being Jewish in 1941, in the midst of World War II. One of his father's pupils was author Albert Camus. His paternal uncle, Paul Bénichou, was a historian. His paternal grandparents were practising Jews. He emigrated to Paris, France in 1949.

Career

Bénichou is a journalist. He started his career as an intern for France Soir. He joined France Dimanche in 1956. He became a reporter for Jours de France in 1961. He became the editor-in-chief of Le Nouvel Observateur, another magazine, in 1966. He subsequently joined Les Grosses Têtes, a radio programme. He was also a contributor to Vivement Dimanche, a television programme hosted by Michel Drucker.

Bénichou became a Commander of the Legion of Honour on March 25, 2016.

Personal life

Bénichou was married to Alix Dufaure; she died in 2012. Actor Vincent Lindon is his stepson by his widow's first marriage.

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