The departure of Pierre Bruneau after 46 years of entry into service in significant changes within the news bulletins of TVA. Sophie Thibault, who is the chef of TVA Nouvelles from 10 p.m. after 20 years, will be back at the helm of TVA Nouvelles from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., and it is Pierre-Olivier Zappa who will take over at the end of the evening.
• On the other hand: Sophie Thibault celebrates 20 years at the helm of TVA Nouvelles 10 p.m.
• On the other hand: Pierre Bruneau announces his departure to the portrait
Sophie Thibault will be present to present the news from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. from Monday to Thursday, stepping into the shoes of her colleague Pierre Bruneau, who is retiring on June 16.
The general manager and editor of TVA and LCN, Xavier Brassard-Bédard, as part of a “long process” to come to Thursday’s announcements.
“When Pierre Bruneau announced that he was leaving, several hands were raised, that’s for sure. It’s a historic change and we haven’t seen that anywhere else in Canada, a newscaster who has been there for almost half a century, in the same position, like Pierre,” he told AFP. QMI Agency.
A TVA journalist after 34 years, Sophie Thibault was born on May 27, 2002, the very first woman in North America to hold the position of anchor for a major news bulletin, the 10 p.m. cell. There is a mandate of confidence and continuity for the presentation of TVA Nouvelles from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
“It’s a magnificent challenge and I step into these big shoes with a lot of humility, because it’s an event after 46 years of succeeding Pierre Bruneau. I am not replacing Pierre, who is irreplaceable, I am succeeding him. I am really moved by the confidence of my patrons”, the confidence of Sophie Thibault, evoking “a change of life and rhythm” which will lead her to be at the heart of important events, even on weekends and during the holidays. .
“It’s going to be another to address the news compared to TVA Nouvelles at 10 p.m. I’m going to try to put my signature on it, we’re going to try to create a new version while keeping everything that’s going well, because it’s a formidable locomotive, even a TGV. We change driver, but the train remains the same, we will not rummage in the engine, “she continued.
Note that on Friday, on TVA Nouvelles from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Julie Marcoux takes over from Sophie Thibault.
Listen to the interview with Sophie Thibault, new TVA anchor at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. on radio QUB:
“We find it important to grow people internally, to show that they are ultra-competent. We must not forget that we are number 1”, to Xavier Brassard-Bédard.
As for Pierre-Olivier Zappa, who rolls his bump at TVA after ten years, it is a big promotion to take stock of the day, Monday to Thursday, at 10 p.m.
“There is a tremendous deficit sinking me. Pierre and Sophie are people who have always been there for young people. As soon as I arrived, I provided their valuable advice, comments and encouragement. I would say that it is in particular thanks to them that I obtain this mandate, ”he underlined, greeting his parents in passing, including his father who taught him very young to do editing. “I want to make a newsletter that will be close to people, like I do on the program “À vos affaires”.”
The 34-year-old journalist continued the daily life of the LCN host, with the support of an extended team, in addition to taking care of the TVA Nouvelles at 10 p.m. At the age of 12, a dangling newscast joined the break as he visited the LCN studios, which had then confirmed his career choice made since the age of… 5 years old.
As for Michel Jean, who is already in charge of the TVA network noon after the last, his mandate will continue every day, for two hours, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the start of the school year.