Catherine Matausch returns! After two months away, she speaks out & announces her comeback to France 3.


Catherine Matausch’s Return to France 3

These last few months have been anything but easy for Catherine Matausch… Victim of a domestic accident in which she unfortunately fractured her wrist, the 63-year-old journalist was put on mandatory rest by her doctors. Since the beginning of April 2023, that is more than two months, she is therefore no longer on the air and her absence seems to have raised many questions with France Television. Soon to be back on her feet, she has already planned her return to the air and the date is getting closer.

Return Date Confirmed

“I’m coming back next Wednesday and I’ll be on the air Friday,” said the woman who has fought lung cancer with enthusiasm. France 3 viewers should therefore find the journalist from Friday June 16th, to their great joy. For the record, Catherine Matausch has been in charge of the weekend editions of 12/13 and 19/20 since September 2004, that’s it! An iconic face of the channel that should soon find its place!

Rumors of Departure

However, while our colleagues questioned the pretty blonde about her upcoming projects, she did not wish to answer. Enough to continue to fuel the rumors of departure that have been circulating actively for several weeks, especially since the channel has planned to remove the national editions of its news from the next school year… On May 6th, Le Parisien said that the journalist’s departure had been “agreed” and that “negotiations on the terms (were) still ongoing between the two parties”. An article that had greatly displeased the main interested party, who then said she was “stunned to learn such news through the press”. “I was flabbergasted. I just ask for respect! I plan to come back in June, then we’ll see in due time. I haven’t scheduled my departure,” she said by SMS to the daily. Case to be continued…


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