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Years active  1972–present
Name  Laurent Broomhead
Role  Radio presenter

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Born  5 February 1954 (age 61) (1954-02-05) Paris, France
Occupation  Television presenter, radio presenter, television producer
Television  Des chiffres et des lettres Objectif demain (Antenne 2) Planete Bleue (Antenne 2) Pyramide (Antenne 2, France 2) La Matinale (Equidia)
Similar People  Patrice Laffont, Pepita, Marie‑Ange Nardi, Bertrand Renard, Caroline Avon

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Laurent Broomhead (born 5 February 1954) is a French radio, television presenter and producer, specialized in science and health. Passionated of horses, he owns and raises thoroughbreds.

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Biography

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Laurent Broomhead was born in Paris in the 17th arrondissement. While he was a student in preparatory classes of mathematics at the Lycée Condorcet in Paris, he was noticed on 1 February 1972 as a brilliant candidate on the game show Des chiffres et des lettres broadcast on the second French channel. He then studied electronic engineering at the ENSEEIHT (École Nationale Supérieure d'Électronique, d'Électrotechnique, d'Informatique, d'Hydraulique et des Télécommunications of Toulouse).

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When he left school in 1976, he became a science journalist at Sciences et Avenir until 1985, also writes a number of books. He currently publishes a monthly chronicle in the magazine Profession vendeur.

Television career

As a young engineer, he presented the scientific section Un sur cinq, a television program hosted by Patrice Laffont on Antenne 2. With the demand of Jean-Pierre Elkabbach, Laurent Broomhead created in 1978 the weather section of the daily news on Antenne 2 hosted by Patrick Poivre d'Arvor, which he presented for four years. It is also during that period that he popularizes the weather presentation by telling albout the evolution of the time.

From 1979 to 1983, he is the producer and presenter of scientific programs broadcast on Antenne 2, becoming the youngest French television producer. He had an important success with scientific popularization such as Objectif Demain and Planète Bleue. He also presents for the first time the embryo cloning on calves and explains the test tube babies in the program Les bébés de l'an 2000.

From 1991 to 2000, Laurent Broomhead made his return on television to co-host the French version of the game show Pyramid with Patrice Laffont and Marie-Ange Nardi. He received with this game show two 7 d'Or for the best television presenter, voted by the public, with Patrice Laffont and Marie-Ange Nardi. He also won the special television presenter trophy on Questions pour un champion.

He commented live the Solar eclipse of August 11, 1999 directly from Fécamp. He also presented the 12e Nuit des Étoiles and participated several times at the Téléthon. In September 2000, he joined Martine Allain-Regnault to produce and present the health program Savoir Plus Santé on France 2. The program ended in 2006. Since October 2007, he presents one day out of two La Matinale on the channel Equidia, dedicated to horses, his passion.

Television programs

  • 1978–82 : Météo (Antenne 2)
  • 1979–81 : Objectif Demain (Antenne 2)
  • 1982–83 : Planète Bleue (Antenne 2)
  • 1983 : Enquête publique (Antenne 2)
  • 1991–2000 : Pyramide (Antenne 2 and France 2)
  • 2000–06 : Savoir Plus Santé (France 2)
  • 2002 : 12e Nuit des Étoiles (France 2)
  • 2007–present : La Matinale (Equidia and Equidia Live)
  • Radio career

    In 1983, he joined France Inter where he produces and presents a number of scientific programs such as Les Récréatifs Associés. In 1984, still on France Inter, he hosts a daily program with an intellectual game titled Et un raton-laveur. From 2005 to 2007, he presents La science en livre on France Info, a weekly chronicle about scientific books.

    Communication and multimedia

    Laurent Broomhead is a communication consultant in industry, energy, environment, scientific and medical research. He prepares and presents several events, including conferences and awards. He was also the commucation advisor of Entente radicale écologiste presented by members of the Radical Party of the Left at the Elections in the European Union of 1984.

    Laurent Broomhead is the manager of the company LBC, which in addition to multimedia, produces the television program Sophie Club broadcast on Equidia, a weekly magazine hosted by Sophie Thalmann and dedicated to young people interested in horseback riding. The company also produces some documentaries such as La Route du Poisson (2008) and Les chevaux du Puy-du-Fou (2009).

    Passion of horses

    His grandfather was a lad at Maisons-Laffitte and gave him the passion for horses. He discovered the hippodromes at a very early age. It is also for the Hippodrome de La Cépière that he chose to study at the École d'Ingénieurs of Toulouse. He has been an owner and raiser of thoroughbreds for a number of years and was even elected member of the Committee of France Galop from 1999 to 2007, chaired by Jean-Luc Lagardère and then by Édouard de Rothschild. He produced 700 short programs titled À cheval ! with his company LBC for France 2 from 1996 to 1998.

    References

    Laurent Broomhead Wikipedia


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