Biography - Catherine Nayl

Catherine Nayl has a Degree in History and a graduate diploma from CELSA school of journalism. Winner of the 1984 Jean d’Arcy journalism prize, Catherine Nayl worked for TF1 as a freelance journalist in the general news department until 1987, while anchoring the 11pm newscast and “Une Première” during the summer.

In 1989, she was appointed deputy head of the investigation and reporting assignment department, and in 1992 became special correspondent and head of that department. In 1993, she presented a new current affairs programme, “A la Une”.

In 1995, she was appointed deputy chief editor of the investigation and reporting assignment department, then head of news and information for the 1pm and 8pm newscasts in 1997.  She was the weekend newscaster in July and August 1998.

In September 1999, she was appointed chief editor for Jean-Pierre Pernaut’s 1pm newscasts before becoming reporting assignment director in November 2002. She was appointed director of TF1’s editorial staff in June 2008 and then Head of Newscasting at TF1 in September 2008.

In January 2010, she was appointed Managing Director of News and Information for the TF1 group, and since March 2010, she has been Executive Vice-President, News and information.

(Updated: January 2016)