Anne-Sophie Lapix Close to the info!

How would you define your news broadcast? What changes would you like to see for the coming year?
Ambitious. We try our best to decipher the news. Most of our viewers get alerts all day long and are already aware of the headlines so we need and try to bring an added value to that. So each day we try to delve a little deeper into the subjects by choosing an angle and providing additional elements for a better understanding. We are also lucky in that we have agencies throughout the world which means we can analyse news from an international point of view rather than as if they were seen only from Paris. For 2023, we will redesign the studio with more interactive screens and to enhance proximity with our viewers.

What is the common characteristic between the news broadcast on France 2 you have been presenting for the past 6 years and the more convivial and collective C à Vous you used to present?
The common characteristic is the news. The first part of C à Vous is devoted to the news. The difference is that it is analysed through interviews of those concerned or specialists in their own field. The evening news is centred around reports. It may be less convivial but it is extremely stimulating to try and find how to present the news and it is also a real responsibility to promote the work of others.

What professional encounter has meant the most to you?
That’s difficult to answer because I have often moved around, changed channels and teams and I have the impression that wherever I have been has given me positive input that has helped me fulfil my professional ambitions.

The past few years have been pretty tough and the news is not often very positive so how do you unwind after what is probably a very trying news bulletin?
I walk… And when I get home I talk about other things. When I’m not working, I do sport, see my friends, I’m always doing something. I think my hyperactivity allows me not to be too weighed down by the bad news.

If you hadn’t been a journalist, what would you have liked to do?
I always wanted to be a journalist even if I wasn’t sure what sort of journalism when I began my studies, television, newspaper, interviewer. It was a question of coincidence. But I never wanted to do anything else.

What is your vision of the place of women in the world of work today? More precisely, the media industry?
That’s a huge question! A lot of efforts and progress have been made in the audio-visual sector. In just a few years I have seen the situation evolve even though some things still haven’t changed. Women tend to listen more than men who overact in terms of assurance and authority. That may sound like a cliché but it continues to exist.

How do you manage to balance your personal life and professional obligations?
Like a lot of women I am extremely busy because I take the time to take care of my family. But I can’t complain about having a full and active life, one that is not just about work and time for myself.

Where are you planning on going this summer to chill out? The Pays-Basque maybe?
That is more than likely! But not only to the Pays-Basque even it is the best place in the world to slow down and profit from the present, the ocean and sun because despite what people say, the sun does shine there!

Passion or reason?
If I really must choose, passion, but at the same time I am very reasonable.

What would you like to wish readers of LiFE Magazine?
To forever be amazed and enchanted.