This could weaken the public service. Patrick Cohen, who has been presenting “l’Esprit public” on France Culture since August 2021, leaves the Radio France group after his transfer to the morning show of Franceinfo was rejected, revealed this Friday Le Monde,.
Patrick Cohen, who had already left the public service to join Europe 1 between 2017 and 2021, was initially to take the place of Marc Fauvelle on the morning show of France Info. In any case, that’s what he was told, when the latter had was appointed to head the editorial staff of France Inter.
A last broadcast on July 2
But the direction of the group would have finally rejected this idea. “We have decided to favor a personality who will embody Franceinfo in a more singular way”, only indicated Radio France to Le Monde. The entourage of Patrick Cohen tells the daily that this transfer would have especially weakened the morning of France Inter.
Patrick Cohen, limited to a single weekly program, broadcast on Sundays, wishes to do more. It will therefore not be on Radio France: he will host his last program there on July 2.