Annette Young

host The 51 Percent France 24

Annette Young is a senior journalist and news presenter for France 24 Television, based in Paris. Originally from Australia, Annette has reported from parts of Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In an extensive career, she has worked for the Melbourne Age, the Sydney Morning Herald and SBS Television Australia as a reporter, producer and in newsroom management. While based in the Middle East, she became a Jerusalem correspondent for France 24. Since returning to Paris in 2010, Annette has interviewed a range of figures for the network from world leaders to Hollywood actors. She also is the creator and host of The 51 Percent, a program about the women reshaping our world. In 2015, she was named by UN Women as one of the 20 inspirational global voices on women in the media. In December 2018, Annette was awarded the gold medal in broadcast journalism for the Ricardo Ortega prize given by the U.N. Correspondents’ Association.

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