Jacqueline Baudrier

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Jacqueline Baudrier
Jacqueline Baudrier Perriard

16 March 1922
Beaufai, France
Died2 April 2009
EducationSorbonne University
Notable work
UNESCO Ambassador,
President-General Director of Radio France,
Vice president of the French National Commission for UNESCO
Spouse(s)Maurice Baudrier
Roger Perriard

Jacqueline Hélène Baudrier (1922-2009) was born Jacqueline Vibert in Beaufai, France. She was a French journalist and President-General Director of Radio France from 1975 to 1981.[1]

Baudrier studied history at the Sorbonne in Paris.[1][2] She was married first to Maurice Baudrier and then to journalist Roger Perriard. She was also known as Jacqueline Baudrier-Perriard.[2][3]


Baudrier began her career at Radio Guadaloupe in 1948 before moving to RTF for Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française|Radiodiffusion télévision française in 1950.[2]

From 1950 to 1960, she held numerous posts in print, radio and television for RTF.[1] As a foreign policy columnist for the Spoken Newspapers, she became known as a voice of French radio on "News from Paris" to "Paris Inter," which became "France Inter." Later as a television journalist (1960-1962), she presented the news on ''France Inter.'' From that time on, she assumed positions of increasing responsibility in journalism.[1][3][2]

  • Editor and editor-in-chief of the ORTF (Office de Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française) Newspaper (1966-1968)
  • Deputy Director of Broadcasting, Information Officer (1968-1969)
  • Director of Information for the second television channel (1969-1972)
  • Managing director of the first television channel (1972-1974)
  • President and Chief Executive Officer of Radio France (1975-1981)

According to one biography,[2] while working at Radio France she improved the status of women by

"contributing to the presence of 42 percent of women in Radio France, including key positions… the orchestras of Radio France stand out with 31 percent women.”[2]

Debate moderator

In 1974, she was one of two moderators of the first nationally televised debate[4] between two presidential candidates Valéry Giscard d'Estaing and François Mitterrand during the final round of a national election. Her co-host was journalist Alain Duhamel. Baudrier called it a "great event without precedent on French television."[4] At the time, the two candidates were tied in popular polling; Valéry Giscard d'Estaing later won that election.[4]

Television producer

Baudrier was listed as a producer for episodes in French of Le Troisième Oeil (1971), and parts of the television series Le grand échiquier (1972).[5]

Notable positions

  • President-General Director of Radio France (1975-1981)[1][2]
  • Member of the High Committee on the French Language (1980-83)[1]
  • UNESCO Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of France (1981-1985) and Member of the Executive Board (1984-85)[2][3]
  • Member of the National Commission for Communication and Freedoms (often abbreviated as CNCL), the French audiovisual regulator (1986-1989)[1][3]
  • President, program committee for La Cinquième, the public television channel now known as France 5 (1994)[1][3]
  • Vice president of the French National Commission for UNESCO (1996)[2][3]


She died in Paris in 2 April 2009 at the age of 87.[2][6]

Honors and Distinctions

This list includes some of Baudrier's honors and awards.[1][2]

  • Commander, Legion of Honour (1999)[1][3]
  • Commander, Order of Merit (France)[1][3]
  • Grand Officer, Italian National Order[3]
  • Officer of the National Order of the Ivory Coast[3]
  • Knight of the Order of Cedar of Lebanon[3]


  • Maurice Bourdet Prize (1960)
  • Ondas International Prize (1969)
  • Unda Prize (1972)
  • Louise Weiss Foundation Prize (1997).[2][3]


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 "Jacqueline Baudrier". Wikipédia (in français). 2019-09-06. Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 "Archives de Jacqueline Baudrier - UNESCO Archives AtoM catalogue". unesco.org. Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 "Biographie Jacqueline Baudrier Journaliste". www.whoswho.fr. Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "French presidential debates". Wikipedia. 2019-11-25. Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  5. "Jacqueline Baudrier". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  6. à 09h33, Le 3 avril 2009 (2009-04-03). "Mort de Jacqueline Baudrier, ancien PDG de Radio-France". leparisien.fr (in français). Retrieved 2019-11-26.

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