Yann Barthès

TV Personality

1974 –


Who is Yann Barthès?

Yann Barthès is a French journalist best known for presenting the TV show Le Petit Journal.

After studying English and then communication in Bordeaux, he became a journalist in 2002 on the show + clair, a weekly program dealing with media issues, which aired on Saturdays from 12.40 to 1.50 pm on Canal +.

In 2004, he joined Le Grand Journal's crew, where he presents, each evening, Le Petit Journal People. Since 2007, he has also presented Le Petit Journal Actu. Both segments present daily news with a sarcastic and humorous twist, with anyone being a potential target of the news.

During the 2008 United States presidential campaign, Yann Barthès and his Le Petit Journal crew created a buzz on the Internet when they installed themselves, along with several joking banners, clearly visible in the background of a "very serious" American show filmed in New York City. On the night of the election, they joined New Yorkers in Times Square and hoisted aloft a banner bearing the word "Cassoulet", as well as another version with the words "Cassoulet Forever". Their exploits were shown live on ABC News. The banner created quite a stir throughout the United States; Time Magazine even reported on it in a following issue. On November 5, the day following the election, "Cassoulet" was the 62nd most researched word on Google worldwide. He is known to be the pride of Chambery.


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Oct 9, 1974
  • France

on July 23, 2013