“It’s my new life”: Benjamin Griveaux, former candidate for mayor of Paris, will become a TV presenter

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In an interview with Journal du Dimanche, the former deputy and candidate for mayor of Paris, Benjamin Griveaux said he was going to make his comeback on television. He will present a news program devoted to the economy.

“I won’t hide from you that I hesitated, because going to the other side of the looking glass is a bet”. Benjamin Griveaux takes the plunge and completely changes lanes. In an interview with Journal du Dimanche, the former candidate for mayor of Paris announced that he would soon present an economic news program on the B Smart channel.

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“I will receive bosses, young and old, alongside the talented Florence Duprat. (…) I have had enough opportunity in the past to be in front of journalists in press points to measure the difficulty of the exercise. And it is not because one was often interviewed that one makes a good interviewer “, describes the person concerned who will make his return on September 18th. To carry out the interview exercise, the former politician explains that he will be inspired by Anne Sinclair. Benjamin Griveaux even takes his first two guests out of the hat: “Jean-François Rial, the founder and inspiring boss of Voyageurs du Monde; and Alexia Laroche-Joubert, the producer and president of ALP”.

“Being a journalist cannot be improvised”

The former deputy for Paris is also the head of a “consulting company for business leaders and start-ups”. This one affirms that this new emission “is fully in line with my activity of advising near business leaders”. Benjamin Griveaux, however, rules out a retraining in journalism or television. “Being a journalist cannot be improvised. It’s a job! My new life is to support managers and entrepreneurs, to help them grow and imagine innovative solutions to the challenges to be met”.

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Benjamin Griveaux retired from politics after the battle of the 2020 municipal elections in Paris. Videos of an intimate nature concerning him had been broadcast. Still in the columns of the JDD, the person concerned affirms today “to go very well”: “The essential thing, my family, has been preserved. It is the only thing that matters; everything else has no importance”. He indicates that he finally received a lot of support on social networks: “I have not given up on reason, even on social networks, can find its way and shed light on the debates. Hundreds of testimonies of support me there were addressed by anonymous people, this is also social networks “.