Host & Creator, The 51 Percent
Annette Young is a senior journalist and news presenter for France 24 Television, based in Paris. Originally from Australia, Annette has reported from parts of Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In an extensive career, she has worked for the Melbourne Age, the Sydney Morning Herald and SBS Television Australia. While based in the Middle East, she became a Jerusalem correspondent for France 24. Since returning to Paris in 2010, Annette has interviewed a range of figures for the network from world leaders to Hollywood actors. She also is the creator and host of The 51 Percent, a program about the women reshaping our world. In 2015, she was named by UN Women as one of the 20 inspirational global voices on women in the media. In 2018, she won the gold medal in broadcast journalism in the Ricardo Ortega prize awarded by the U.N. Correspondents’ Association for her work on The 51 Percent.