Thomas Hugues in 2008
|Born||11 May 1966|
|Education||Institut d'études politiques de Bordeaux|
École supérieure de journalisme de Lille
(m. 1993; div. 2007)
In 1989, he became a script editor for TF1. In November 1994, he presented the news on the LCI channel, from 6:00 am to 10:00 am. In the same year, he joined Jean-Pierre Pernaut on the 1:00 pm news on TF1. In October 1997, he was promoted to Head of News.
In the summer of 1999, he replaced Claire Chazal on TF1 for the week-end news. The same year, he presented a weekend of mobilization against AIDS, 48h Contre le sida, and a prime-time Défense d'entrer, with Valérie Benaïm. On 31 December 1999, with his wife, Laurence Ferrari, he co-presented live on TF1 La Nuit du Millenium.
From 2000, he wrote material and co-presented on the TF1 current affairs programme, Sept à huit, alongside his wife, Laurence Ferrari, whose editor he later became. This magazine programme, broadcast every Sunday evening from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, was awarded a 7 d'or on 3 November 2003.
From July 2002 to July 2006, Hugues replaced Patrick Poivre d'Arvor for the 8:00 pm news on TF1.
In mid-June 2006, TF1 announced Hugues' resignation. For his part, he said he had been dismissed. In September 2006, he founded a production company, Story Box Press, with Laurence Ferrari and Lorraine Willems.
Early in September 2006, he joined the news channel I>Télé to host 1 h 30 chrono, a round-up news show, on Monday to Friday, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. From January 2007, the show was only broadcast from Monday to Thursday and Thomas Hugues replaced Laurent Bazin as co-presenter of Le Franc-Parler, a political interview programme in conjunction with France Inter and Le Monde. From September 2007, he also presented Ça chauffe on I>Télé, a weekly programme devoted to environmental issues and sustainable development. He also hosted the 2007 and 2008 TV election nights on I>Télé.
In July 2008, Hugues left i>Télé and 13th Street to "concentrate on his production company". In September 2008, he joined the public channel France 5 to present every Saturday Médias, the magazine, a magazine on the news media.
Since 2003, he has been the sponsor of "OEuvre des pupilles orphelins et fonds d'entraide des sapeurs-pompiers de France", a charity devoted to firemen and their families.