The departure of Pierre Bruneau after 46 years of service led to major changes in TVA’s news broadcasts. Sophie Thibault, who has been the host of TVA Nouvelles at 10pm for 20 years, will be in charge of TVA Nouvelles at 5 and 6pm from the start of the school year, and Pierre-Olivier Zappa will eventually follow him. Of the evening.
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Sophie Thibault will deliver the news from Monday to Thursday from 5pm to 6:30 pm, stepping into the shoes of his colleague Pierre Bruneau, who will retire on June 16th.
Xavier Brassard-Bédard, general manager and editor of TVA and LCN, spoke about the “long process” for coming to Thursday’s announcements.
“When Pierre Bruno announced his departure, many hands were raised, that’s for sure. It’s a historic change, a newscaster who has been in the same position as Pierre anywhere else in Canada for almost half a century,” he told the QMI agency.
Sophie Thibault, a journalist with TVA for 34 years, became the first woman in North America on May 27, 2002. Delivering the TVA Nouvelles at 5pm and 6pm is her order of hope and continuity.
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“It’s a wonderful challenge and I humbly step into these big shoes because it’s an event 46 years after Pierre Bruno. I did not change the irreplaceable Pierre, I am promoted after him. That said, it inspires a “change of life and rhythm” that can lead to being at the heart of important events, even on weekends and holidays.
“Compared to the TVA Nouvelles at 10pm, accessing the news will be a different way. I’ll try to put my signature on it, and try to create a new version with everything that goes well, because it’s a terrible locomotive, even a DGV. , We will not bang on the engine, ”she continued.
Note that on Fridays at 5pm and 6pm on TVA Nouvelles, Julie Marcox will take over from Sophie Thibault.
“We think it’s important to nurture our people locally and show that they are very talented. We must not forget that we are No. 1,” said Xavier Brosard-Bedard.
For Pierre-Olivier Zappa, who has been with TVA for ten years, attending Mondays to Thursdays at 10pm is a big promotion.
“This is a big challenge for me. Pierre and Sophie have always been young people. When I arrived, I benefited from their valuable advice, ideas and encouragement. He underlined his passing parents.
The 34-year-old journalist will oversee the TVA Nouvelles at 10pm and, in addition, will continue to run this LCN daily with the support of an extended team. At the age of 12, he read a news release during a break when he went to the LCN studio, which confirmed his career choice from the age of 5.
According to Michael Jean, who has been in charge of the TVA network since noon last August, at the beginning of the school year, his order will continue every day, from 12 noon to 2 p.m.
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