Who is Melissa Theuriau?
Melissa Theuriau is a French television journalist. She works as a news anchor for M6. Before embarking on her current role, Melissa worked as an anchor and co-editor-in-chief of Zone Interdite on French TV.
She has become an internet sensation, with viewers posting video compilations that have received millions of views from fans. According to reports, Theuriau is taken aback by the phenomena, saying, “I cannot explain it… I am not seeking this publicity.”
Melissa Theuriau is of European Descent
Theuriau is currently 45 years old. She was born on July 18, 1978, in Échirolles, France.
Melissa Theuriau Education
Theuriau received a DUT in News-Communication from the Technical University Pierre Mendès-France in Grenoble, followed by a master’s degree in Audiovisual Journalism from the Institute of Communication and Media (ICM) in Échirolles.
Melissa Theuriau is a Married Woman
Theuriau is married to Jamel Debbouze. Jamel proposed to her on March 29, 2008, and they hosted their wedding on May 7, 2008. The couple has two children, a son named Leon (b. December 3, 2008) and a daughter named Lila (b. 2011). Melissa’s husband is a French-Moroccan actor, comedian, film producer, and director.
Melissa Theuriau Salary and Net Worth
Theuriau earns an average salary of $1 million. Her net worth as of 2023 is $18 million. Melissa has built her wealth over the years that she has worked in mainstream media.
Melissa Theuriau’s Career
Theuriau pursued a career in journalism and she currently presents news on television. She has worked as a reporter and anchor for La Chaîne Info since 2003, where she gained exposure and popularity among French citizens.
She also hosts Un jour, une photo, and Deux, trois jours avec moi on the French television station Paris Première, in collaboration with Paris Match. Un jour, une picture tells the story behind famous and historic photos.
Deux, trois jours avec moi (Two, Three Days With Me) is a weekly travel show in which an invited guest shares a little more about himself or herself while on vacation.
She rose to prominence as a newscaster and travel program host for LCI, the news channel, and TF1. Her shows included LCI Matin (LCI Morning), the 6:40 news on LCI and TF1 from Monday through Thursday, and the Voyages travel program on Wednesdays at 13:55 on LCI.
In May 2006, she surprised TF1 officials by declining an offer to host the weekend evening news for the channel as a summer substitute for existing anchorwoman Claire Chazal.
What Happened To Melissa Theuriau’s Husband?
Jamel was hit by a train on January 17, 1990, at the Trappes train station. The train was passing at 150 km/h. The accident that claimed the life of Jean-Paul Admette, a young guy, and the son of Reunion singer Michel Admette, also left him without the ability to use his right hand.
The victim’s family filed a manslaughter lawsuit against Jamel, but the case was dropped due to a lack of evidence. Jamel canceled his scheduled performance in December 2004 on the French island of Réunion, citing an illness, also because Michel Admette’s parents had planned a protest against his appearance. Since then, he has never set foot on Reunion.