Jean-Pierre Pernaut

Jean-Pierre Pernaut (8 April 1950 – 2 March 2022) was a French news reader and broadcaster. Born Jean-Pierre Alfred Xavier Pernaut, he was widely known simply by his initials, JPP. The regular presenter of station TF1's lunchtime news bulletin, the 13 Heures (1pm) between 1988 and 2020, Pernaut's combination of avuncular personality and authoritative delivery made him one of France's most popular news readers. Also editor-in-chief of the bulletin, Pernaut long promoted a deliberate policy of trivial content in each edition, usually running items about local culture and traditional crafts towards the end of the broadcast. The approach won a regular audience of between seven and eight million for the 13 Heures, a considerable figure for a lunchtime news programme. From 1991 to 2010 he was also the longtime presenter of Combien ça coûte ? (How much does that cost?), a monthly consumer programme, again on TF1. Furthermore, from 1988 until his death Pernaut served on the board of direc
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