Georges Alexis Pernoud
11 August 1947
|Occupation||Journalist, television presenter, television producer|
France 3 (1992-present)
Georges Alexis Pernoud (born 11 August 1947) is a French journalist, television presenter and television producer. He is known for presenting his television documentary Thalassa (1980-2017), created in 1975 and dedicated to the sea.
He began his career as a camera operator at the ORTF in 1968. He participated at two expeditions of Haroun Tazieff in Congo at the volcanic crater of Nyiragongo and in Ethiopia on the plain of Dallol. In 1973, his participation at the nautic race of Whitbread between Portsmouth and Cape Town revealed his passion for the sea and the nautic world.
He proposes on 4 June 1975 the project for Thalassa, a weekly documentary dedicated to the sea, which is accepted two days later. The first episode of thirty minutes is recorded in Marseille and broadcast on 27 September 1975 on FR3 and first on voice-over. He then became the presenter of Thalassa in 1980, and has since presented the program every Friday evening on France 3. Since February 1990, he created and produces the documentary program Faut pas rêver dedicated to discovery of the world, as well as other documentaries for France 3.