|Born||14 November 1963|
|Alma mater||École de management de Lyon|
|Occupation||Journalist, radio host and television presenter|
Stéphane Bern, OBE (French: [stefan bɛʁn]; born 14 November 1963) is a French-Luxembourguish journalist, radio host and television presenter. He is known as a specialist in nobility and royalty. He has been awarded honours by several nations, including the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France), the Order of Grimaldi (Monaco), and the Order of the British Empire (United Kingdom).
Education and personal life
Bern went to high school at Lycée Carnot in Paris, and he graduated from the École de management de Lyon in 1985. His parents, Melita Schlanger and Louis Bern, were born to Polish parents of Jewish families who had emigrated to Switzerland and France, before WW2. He came out in the magazine Têtu in October 2009 and in the documentary "Vie privée, vie publique" (by Mireille Dumas), which aired on France 3 on 6 November 2009.
Bern was editor of the magazine Dynasty from 1985 to 1987, and then worked as a journalist for Jours de France in 1988. Since 1999, he has been the deputy editor (Events section) of the magazine Le Figaro Madame.
Bern chronicled various royal families on Europe 1 from 1992 to 1997 before joining Radio Télévision Luxembourg and participating in the show Les Grosses Têtes. Since 2000, he has produced and hosted the show Le Fou du roi on France Inter, which is the most listened-to show in France during this time slot. He hosts Historiquement Vôtre with Mathieu Noël on Europe 1 since September 2020.
- Selected list
- 1998–2003: Sagas (TF1)
- 2003–06: 20 h 10 pétantes, which became Friday pétantes and Saturday pétantes (Canal+)
- 2006–07: L'Arène de France (France 2)
- 2007: Pourquoi les manchots n'ont-ils pas froid aux pieds ? ("Why don't penguins get cold feet?") (France 2)
- 2007: Secrets d'histoire (France 2)
- 2010: A program in honor of Philippe Bouvard, in January 2010 on the occasion of his fifty years of television (France 2)
- 2010: Comment ça va bien ! (France 2)
- 2015–present: Eurovision Song Contest as co-commentator of France in the final (France 2)
- 2018–present: Junior Eurovision Song Contest as co-commentator of France (France 2)
- 2021–2022: co-host of Eurovision France, c'est vous qui décidez ! (France 2)
He was a member of the Nouvelle Action Royaliste political movement for 18 years, but left in 1999. He was alderman of the 9th arrondissement of Paris from 1999 to 2001, then President of the Conservatory of Music of that area.
A member since its inception in January 2001 of the Academy Grevin, he inaugurated the Grevin Wax Museum on 10 March 2008. Bern is also a member of the Cercle de l'Union interalliée and the Institute of the Royal House of France, and a sponsor of the Youth Club of that institute.
Bern criticised the demolition of the historic Saint-Joseph Chapel of Saint-Paul College in Lille.
- Grace Kelly (2007), co-edited by Albin Michel – Nostalgie, Paris, 2007, 139 p. ISBN 978-2-226-15220-6
- Oubliez-moi, (2009) ed. Flammarion, Paris ISBN 978-2081208506
- Une vie de chien. Les animaux chéris des grands de ce monde, (2009) ed. Albin Michel, Paris ISBN 978-2226192950
- Au coeur de l'Écosse, (2009) ed. Flammarion, Paris, in collaboration with Franck Ferrand, William de Laubier, and Angelika Cawdor. ISBN 978-2-08-122670-8
- Le livre fou… du roi, (2010) ed. Flammarion, Paris ISBN 978-2081233430
- Secrets d'histoire, (2010) ed. Albin Michel, Paris
- Dictionnaire amoureux des royautés, (2010) ed. Plon, Paris ISBN 978-2259206099
- 2003: Laisse tes mains sur mes hanches directed by Chantal Lauby
- 2006: Les aristos directed by Charlotte de Turckheim
- 2015: Connasse, Princesse des cœurs directed by Eloïse Lang and Noémie Saglio
- 2015: Merci pour tout, Charles directed by Ernesto Oña
- 2018: Meurtres en Lorraine by René Manzor : Nicolas Muller
- 2018: Mrs. Mills directed by Sophie Marceau.
- France: Officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters) in January 2010.
- France: Knight of the Legion of Honour in December 2018
- Monaco: Knight of the Order of Grimaldi in November 2011.
- Luxembourg: Commander with crown of the Order of Adolphe of Nassau in January 2013.
- Belgium: Officer of the Order of Leopold in March 2013.
- United Kingdom: Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in June 2014.
- Greece: Officer of the Order of Honour (Greece) in 2015
- "Stéphane Bern va devenir Luxembourgeois: "J'ai eu besoin de retrouver mes racines"".
- "Philippe Bouvard, 50 ans de rire! Stéphane Bern consacre une soirée à l'humoriste le 16 janvier sur France 2". tele.premiere.fr. 31 December 2009. Archived from the original on 8 October 2010.
- ""Comment ça va bien?", la nouvelle émission d'accueil de France 2". leblogtvnews.com. 5 January 2010. Archived from the original on 1 November 2013.
- Granger, Anthony (21 November 2020). "France: Eurovision France, c'est vous qui décidez To Take Place in January". Eurovoix. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
- Paris, Charles Bremner. "Macron aide wants state to buy Marie Antoinette's jewels" – via www.thetimes.co.uk.
- "Tweet". Twitter. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
- "Démolition prévue pour la chapelle Saint-Joseph de Lille". LEFIGARO (in French). Retrieved 28 February 2021.
- "Nominations dans l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres - janvier 2009". www2.culture.gouv.fr.
- Décret du 31 décembre 2018 portant promotion et nomination, retrieved 2 April 2021
- Sovereign Ordonnance n° 3537 of 17 November 2011
- 7sur7, Stephane Bern becomes Officer of the Order of Leopold
- "Elizabeth II va décorer Stéphane Bern, chevalier de l'Ordre de l'Empire britannique". LCI.
- "Stéphane Bern : l'animateur préféré des Français honoré par la Grèce et félicité par Nikos !". Public.fr (in French). Retrieved 2 April 2021.
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