Michel Désautels retires
The time has come for journalist, writer and radio host Michel Désautels to unplug the microphone. The 71-year-old man, who has been in the media sphere for more than 50 years, has announced that he will retire next June, at the end of the season.
The news fell this Sunday during his weekly meeting, the show Désautels le dimanche on ICI Première, which he has hosted since 2013.
“The time has come for me to become a listener again and stop being a speaker,” he said.
Michel Désautels began his career as a journalist in the early 1970s in Toronto. The public was able to discover him in particular in several news programs such as Le Point, where he presented numerous reports, and in the program Montréal-Express in the years 1980.
Michel Désautels is the author of three literary works: Pierre Gauvreau – Three times of a peace (1997), the novels Smiley (1998) and Next week, I want to die (2000).