The management of Europe 1 has a new face in mind for its morning.
After several weeks of research and intense rumors, the Lagardère group resort seems to have found its new morning anchorman.
If she had considered appointing Eric Brunet or Sonia Mabrouk, the radio has, according to our information, set its sights on Dimitri Pavlenko.
This journalist, little known to the general public, has been showing the Radio Classique prematinale between 6.30 a.m. and 7.30 a.m. since 2017 and replaces Guillaume Durand during his holidays.
Behind a microphone, Dimitri Pavlenko first cut his teeth on Sud Radio.
He joined in 2014 to host the “Great Referendum” from 9 am to 11 am and “Alone Against All” from 11 am to noon.
In 2016, this journalist was then propelled to the presentation of the “Grand Matin” from 6.30 am to 9 am.
Before that, he was a correspondent for TF 1 and France 2 in the Midi-Pyrénées region.
But Dimitri Pavlenko is above all one of the faces of "Face à l'Info", the program presented by Christine Kelly with Eric Zemmour on CNews.
“It will not appeal to everyone, but it will have its audience,” comments someone close to the file.
He will be able to wage a substantive battle.
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From the start of the school year, it is he who should therefore succeed Matthieu Belliard at the head of the morning, and cover the presidential election.
Defer from RMC, Matthieu Belliard has not been unworthy for two seasons.
The decline in audiences continues, but at a slower pace now.
Last November, the journalist angered his management by singling out Gerald Darmanin on the air at the end of the political interview about home education, a subject close to his heart.
He had to apologize to the Minister of the Interior and to the listeners the next day.
“Behind the scenes things went wrong, the management did not forgive him.
Since that day, his departure has been inevitable… ”said a witness to the scene.
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Dimitri Pavlenko is the fifth early bird for Europe 1 in six years (after Thomas Sotto, Patrick Cohen, Nikos Aliagas and Matthieu Belliard).
This year, the waltz is due to the finances which have unscrewed because of the bad hearings and the confinement.
At Europe 1, employees are preparing for many departures.
Those of Julian Bugier, Pascale Clark and Anne Roumanoff have already been announced.
"We must both offer a back-to-school system up to the presidential election thanks to a robust and differentiating grid, but also rationalize costs", replied last week, Constance Benqué, boss of the radio.
Europe 1 belongs to the Lagardère group, in which Vincent Bolloré has just taken control of 27% of the capital.
With the intention of relaunching the station with the lowest ratings.