Journalist and France Info correspondent Angélique Kourounis dies at 61

Journalist and France Info correspondent Angélique Kourounis dies at 61
Journalist and France Info correspondent Angélique Kourounis dies at 61

This Tuesday, May 7, the death of journalist Angélique Kourounis was announced on social networks. The 61-year-old woman died after battling illness.

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This Tuesday, May 7, many journalists on social networks took the floor to announce the disappearance of their colleague, Angelique Kourounis. The French journalist, of Greek origin, and who was based in Athens died this Monday, May 6 at the age of 61. She had been fighting for several years against “a long illness“and leaves behind her three children.”Angélique Kourounis loved Greece and knew how to make people love it. She was the voice of Greece on our airwaves for years. His death leaves us in shock“, we can read on the X account (formerly Twitter) of France Culture.

Angélique Kourounis, a journalist very involved in the political news of her country

Angélique Kourounis was born and raised in France, but quickly after obtaining her diploma from the Institute of Advanced International Studies at the Sorbonne, she moved to Greece. Throughout her career, she has worked for several French-speaking media including Radio-France, TV5, RTBF, CBC, Charlie Hebdo, Le Quotidien and La Libre Belgique. Thanks to her experience, she became a leading voice on Radio France and France Info, a channel she joined in 1989. Then, she delivered numerous reports on the Greek debt crisis and the situation of migrants on the island of Lesbos, Greece. More recently, she has produced investigative documentaries on political news in her country. An exemplary work which has been praised in several festivals.

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Many tributes on social networks

The director of international news at Radio France, Franck Mathevon, sent a few words to pay tribute to his colleague who died too soon. “We are all very touched at Radio France and the international editorial staff of Radio France by the death of Angélique Kourounis, our correspondent in Greece. A committed journalist, great expert on her country. Angélique had worked for RF since 89. We will miss her greatly. All our thoughts to his loved ones“, he said. Journalist Emmanuel Cugny added: “Radio France listeners knew his voice, his analyses, reports and testimonies. Angélique Kourounis, correspondent in Greece, has passed away after a long illness. Tribute to the sister, great professional; thoughts of his loved ones.

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