Melissa Theuriau is a beautiful French television newscaster and reporter who rose through her chosen career to become editor-in-chief of her organization through professionalism, hard work, and dedication. She is also a philanthropist who has partnered with global organizations to create a charity with the goal of eradicating illiteracy among girls and children around the world. Melissa is also a very loving wife and mother to her children.
But Melissa is not only about work and professionalism, but she is also a breathtakingly beautiful woman, and this quality has earned her many laurels, praise, and worldwide fame; she is considered one of the most beautiful women in the field of journalism.
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Melissa Theuriau – Bio, Age
Melissa Theuriau was born on July 18, 1978, in the very small community of Echiorolles in France. She has never divulged any information about her family, her siblings – if she has any – of what her formative years and very early educational experiences were like.
However, she was accepted into the prestigious Institut Universitaire de Technologie (IUT) – a technical university in Pierre-Mendes, Grenoble, France, where she received her first degree in news communications. She then went to the Institute for Communication and Media (ICM) in Echeriolles, France, where she obtained her Masters’ degree in audiovisual journalism.
Having now been formally trained in the basics of journalism, she tried to put into practice everything she had learned immediately. Melissa Theuriau began her professional career as a journalist in 2002 when she worked as a reporter for Match Television in her native France.
In 2003, Melissa Theuriau moved to La Chaine Info (LCI), the first French all-news channel, where she worked as a presenter, news anchor, and reporter. While working for this channel, she became known to the French public. She was also the presenter of a travel guide program on the channel. She supervised about three different programs for this channel, including the Voyager Travel Show, the LCI Matin in the morning, and the 6:40 news.
At some point in 2006, Melissa turned down an offer from the TF1 Group (LCI’s parent company) to temporarily replace the current host, Claire Chazal, to host the evening news on weekends. Her decision surprised her employers, who thought she would seize the opportunity.
In September 2006, Melissa Theuriau was back on the move professionally. She joined the television station Metropole 6 (or simply M6) as editor-in-chief and presented the weekly investigative reportage program Zone Interdite, translated as “Forbidden Zone”. Over time and while working in this organization, she took on several other roles as a presenter and/or a host of several highly entertaining lifestyle and magazine shows. To this day she still works at M6, and her adventure here seems to be very rewarding.
Melissa Theuriau Husband
After spending some time with a young man named Jamel Debbouze, they announced on March 29, 2008, that they were now engaged. Jamel is a Moroccan-French screenwriter, television producer, director, and actor, but is more commonly known as a stand-up comedian.
Melissa and Jamel were officially married on May 7, 2008. According to reports, Melissa was pregnant at the time of their wedding. The couple had their first child, a boy, in December 2008; they named him Leon. Their second child, a daughter, Lila Fatimat, was born in 2011. She was named after the mother of Jamel Fatimat. The couple has had a scandal-free marriage so far.
Melissa Theuriau has never divulged information about her biological parents and siblings. The issue of the names and nationality of her parents has caused a lot of controversy among her many fans. Some believe that her parents are both French citizens, while others strongly disagree with this opinion. Some also say that she is of Iranian-French descent, but there has been no confirmation. Another school of thought believes that her parents are from the Mediterranean and Alpine regions.
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Interesting Facts About Melissa Theuriau
Melissa Theuriau has a net worth of $18 million. She ranks 8th in the top 20 list of the world’s highest-paid newscasters and is reported to have an annual salary of about $1 million. Her husband, Jamel, has a net worth of about $25 million, although some believe he is worth much more.
Melissa teamed up with five female journalists and they formed a charity group called “La Rossa” with the main goal of educating the girl child. “La Rosa” works together with UNICEF.
Recognition For Her Beauty
The Daily Express voted her the “Most Beautiful News Reporter” in Europe in 2006.
In the same year, the online publication MAXIM voted her the “Sexiest News Anchor” of television. The French publication “MATCH” called Melissa “The TV Bomb” (La Bombe Cathodique).