Sophie Huet as new Global Editor-in-Chief of AFP
Sophie Huet has been appointed as AFP Global Editor-in-Chief, replacing Phil Chetwynd, who was appointed Global News Director on January 9, 2019. Jean-Luc Bardet succeeds Sophie Huet as Deputy News Director. He will retain his current portfolio as France director of the global news agency. They will take up their new duties with effect from February 4, 2019.
A journalist for 34 years and a graduate of the Marseille School of Journalism, Sophie Huet began her career at the Central Press Agency (ACP), before joining AFP in 1991, first at the Rennes then the Washington and London bureaux. After serving as Marseille deputy bureau chief she became deputy editor-in-chief for France. In 2013, after four years in charge of the general news service, she trained in digital project design at the Gobelins School of the Image and took over as head of infographics and innovation. Since 2016 she has been deputy to the global news director Michèle Léridon, in charge of coordinating innovation actions and co-piloting the new AFP Hub platform project. She represents AFP at Minds International, a network of 22 international news agencies.