Former journalist Martine Allain-Regnault died on Saturday at the age of 85. It was the France Télévisions group that announced the news on its Twitter account.
“France Télévisions salutes the memory of Martine Allain-Regnault, an outstanding and emblematic figure of medical journalism on Antenne 2 and then on France 2, in particular on the Savoir plus Santé program, with François de Closets”, announced the group France Télévisions.
After beginning her career as a journalist at the journal Sciences et avenir, she held the position of senior health reporter at Antenne 2 (from 1977 to 1987) and then TF1 (from 1987 to 1992). During this period, she also produced and presented the program Viva la vie with Philippe Risoli and co-produced and co-presented the program Télé calories with Frédéric Lepage.
It had also organized several special events on public health (AIDS, cancer, etc.) co-initiated by Dominique Cantien, the director of the program at the time.
But it was especially when he returned to France Télévision in the mid-1990s that he forged a close and lasting relationship with viewers. She co-hosted Savoir plus santé with François de Closets on France 2 from 1992 to 2004 and then with Laurent Broomhead from 2000 to 2004, she didn’t hesitate to speak on air about her own weight issues.
She was also the author of several books, including A Child Who Has Just Been Born, Problems of Inheritance or Objective Heart. When her death was announced, several TV personalities paid tribute to her, starting with Robert Namias, former TF1 chief information officer.
“After the pioneers that were Desgraupes, Barrere and Lalou, in medical information on television, Martine constitutes with Anne Barrere, Michel Cymes and Marina Carrere d’Encausse the second generation that honors consumer health information. great sadness, wrote on his twitter account.