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Yigal Ravid

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Years active  1983-present
Name  Yigal Ravid

Role  Reporter
Education  Tel Aviv University
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Born  13 August 1957 (age 58) (1957-08-13) Tel Aviv, Israel
Occupation  Journalist, Presenter, Newsreader

Yigal Ravid (Hebrew: יגאל רביד‎‎; born 13 August 1957) is an Israeli radio and television presenter, he hosted the 1999 Eurovision Song Contest following the victory of Dana International the year before. Ravid is currently employed by Channel 1; additionally he reports on current affairs for the European Broadcasting Union.


Early life

Yigal Ravid, was born in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1957. He was a student at the Tel-Aviv Herzeliya High School. Ravid then attended the Tel Aviv University, where he studied Political Science achieving an undergraduate in Bachelor of Arts. Yigal enrolled with the young journalists' scheme after he received a scholarship at the John Kennedy Foundation. He continued his education at the University of New York where he studied for a Master of Arts degree in Communications.

Yigal's began his professional journalism with the Galei Tzahal, a nationwide Israeli army radio network operated by the Israel Defense Forces. Between 1983 and 1989 Ravid continued his journalism career as a newsreader working for Kol Yisrael, public domestic and international radio service, operated as a division of the Israel Broadcasting Authority. It was during this time that he also presented a music show on the Israeli radio station, Reshet Gimel.

Before returning as an editor and newsreader for Kol Yisrael in 1993, Yigal worked for Israel Radio International as a journalist while undergoing further educational studies in America. In 1996 he continued his newsreader career for Israeli network Channel 1, were he then switched channels in 1998 and presented news programs for Channel 2. Yigal is fluent in many languages including English, French, and German, as well as his native tongue Hebrew.

Eurovision Song Contest

Yigal has appeared twice at the Eurovision Song Contest. In 1998 he presented the Israel televotes. Ravid returned to the Eurovision stage the year after when he was a co-host at the Eurovision Song Contest 1999 along with Dafna Dekel and Sigal Shachmon.


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