Last newsletter from Pierre Bruneau this Thursday

Last newsletter from Pierre Bruneau this Thursday

Pierre Bruneau prepares to change his way of life by leaving the set for good VAT News 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday.

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For the man who has just celebrated his 70th birthday, 46 years after joining Télé-Métropole, the time of retirement has finally come, announced on March 24th in the full bulletin. Adding up the years he spent early in his radio career in Victoriaville – his hometown – in Trois-Rivières and at CKAC in Montreal, Pierre Bruneau will have covered daily and live news for 50 years, which is an impressive Brand represents that will be difficult to match or surpass.

Of course, having specialized in coverage of the election since 1976, particularly as the host of the now traditional “Face-à-Face” presented on TVA and LCN, Pierre Bruneau will be back for the Quebec election campaign this fall. . After that, he intends to enjoy life, traveling with his wife and accomplice of the last 49 years, Ginette St-Cyr, and continuing his philanthropic commitments, notably through the Charles Bruneau Foundation.

It is Sophie Thibault who will succeed Pierre Bruneau at the helm of TVA Nouvelles at the end of the summer at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. A great challenge for the presenter, who was at the helm of TVA Nouvelles for 20 years. Her appointment in May 2002 broke a glass ceiling as the journalist, who joined TVA in 1988, became the first woman to be appointed anchor of a major newsletter in North America. At the start of the school year, she is replaced at the end of the evening by Pierre-Olivier Zappa, a rising news star at TVA.