Christophe Barbier to announce shock retirement?

L'Express.'s managing editor created a stir on Sunday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Barbier fans. Speculation had been rife that L'Express.'s managing editor is about to announce his retirement from all public activities, at age 56, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 06/02/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a journalist isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a journalist just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Sunday evening, #ThankYouChristophe was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“Christophe Barbier was unlike any other journalist we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouChristophe”
— @universalObserver, 5 Feb 2023
“Didn't Christophe Barbier retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 5 Feb 2023

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