This Wednesday, October 26, Caroline Roux is back in the first part of the evening with a second issue of L’Evènement, the new political program of France 2. The journalist will again face Emmanuel Macron. Indeed, on October 12, the President of the Republic gave an interview lasting nearly an hour in which he was questioned about the war in Ukraine, the energy crisis and the fuel shortage. This evening, the Head of State will be expected on other subjects, in particular pension reform, the use of 49.3 and security. These two unpublished interviews would probably never have seen the light of day on France 2 without the intervention of the one who presents the magazine C in the air since 2016.
A few months ago, in the middle of the presidential campaign, Emmanuel Macron seemed to be sulking France 2. The public channel notably tried to convince the president to participate in the Elysée 2022 program, in vain. The Society of Journalists of France 2 had even challenged the candidate-president in an open letter, worrying about his ostracism. Against the backdrop of controversy, he finally went to the 20 hours of Anne-Sophie Lapix during the between-two-rounds.
July 14 was undoubtedly a turning point for France 2. The public service channel chose Caroline Roux to interview Emmanuel Macron at the Elysée Palace, alongside TF1 journalist Anne-Claire Coudray. At the end of the interview, Caroline Roux informed the president that she was going to take over the political magazine of France 2 and offered to be her first guest. “She took matters into her own hands and went for this interview with her teeth. She explained to him that it would be great if he did a public service show. For her, there was no possible plan B “, confides a member of the management of France Télévisions to Télérama.
On January 19, 2020, Liberation devoted a portrait to Caroline Roux in which we learn that the actor Fabrice Luchini, a big fan of the show C dans l’air, sent an SMS to the journalist after a “a bit stiff” interview. of former Minister Michel Sapin. “He knew the show better than me […] He’s a brilliant mind. He takes a close look at people. He often makes fun of me, hardly spares me,” reacted the host. Since then, the journalist and the actor have not hesitated to engage quite regularly “in a dialogue, between technical coaching and confrontation of ideas, exchange of impressions and ironic debriefing” reports the daily.
If Fabrice Luchini has long followed Yves Calvi at the head of the France 5 magazine, the actor greatly appreciates the work of his successor: “When she takes on a subject, she likes to arrive with certainties and to come back with doubts”.
On the private side, Caroline Roux is the wife of Laurent Solly, former chief of staff of Nicolas Sarkozy and ex-deputy general manager of TF1. Since 2013, he has been the CEO of Facebook France. The couple have two children named Rosalie and Marceau. Laurent Solly is also the father of two daughters, Victoire and Sixtine, who were born from his relationship with his previous wife, Charlotte Chandellier, who died in 2007 following a long illness at the age of 35. The whole clan lives in the 16th arrondissement of Paris.