Lyse Doucet

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Journalist (1958)
Sun Apr 23 2023
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Short info on Lyse Doucet

Today we are going to talk about a popular Canadian journalist named Lyse Doucet who is the BBC's chief international correspondent and an occasional contributing editor. Also, she is one of the main presenter of the BBC World Service's flagship news and current affairs radio program called, Newshour alongside James Coomarasamy among others.

She presents on BBC World Service radio and BBC World News television. Also, she reports for BBC Radio 4 and BBC News in the United Kingdom, including reporting/presenting for Newsnight and World News Today. Without any ado, let's know in full detail about Doucet's personal as well as her professional life.

BBC's chief international correspondent, Lyse Doucet; Know about her personal life, married, net worth, income
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Lyse Marie Doucet was born on December 24, 1958, in Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada. She grew up in an anglophone family and has Acadian, Irish, and Micmac ancestry. Also, Doucet speaks English and French with a less fluent speaking of Persian. Additionally, she has a sister named Andrea Doucet who is a Canadian professor of sociology.

Talking about her education, Doucet graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen's University of Kingston. Same as Janis Mackey Frayer, she earned a Master's Degree in international relations from the University of Toronto in 1982. The same year, she undertook a four-month volunteer assignment teaching English with Canadian Crossroads International in the Ivory Coast. Well, she is currently one of the organisation's honorary patrons.

At the beginning of her career, Doucet worked as a freelancer in West Africa for the Canadian media and for the BBC from 1983 to 1988. She worked as the BBC correspondent in Islamabad from 1989 to 1993 reporting from Afghanistan and Iran. Further, in 1994, she opened the BBc office in Jordan. Additionally, she has covered all major wars in the Middle East since the mid-1990s.

Apart from reporting, Doucet also makes documentaries. In 2014, she made the documentary Children of Syria and following year she made another documentary called Children of the Gaza War.

Personal Life of Lyse Doucet

Talking about Lyse Doucet's personal life, most of the information is still under the wraps. Also, she has never disclosed about her relationships and marriage. The globally noted Canadian reporter Lyse Doucet is probably single.

Lyse Doucet; Know her personal life, husband, kids
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As mentioned earlier Doucet is a single woman and she is not married. The information related to her marital life is unavailable. Well, she might had previous relationship but again there is not sufficient information. There was once a rumor that Lyse was secretly married to a guy but later it turned out to be false.

Net Worth and Income

The multiple award winning journalist, Lyse Doucet has a net worth of $4 million. As per reports, she earns quote a hefty sum of income from her profession. Well, the primary source of her earning is reporting and presenting. Also, she produces and presents documentaries.

British journalist, Sarah Montague who is also a presenter for BBC Radio 4 just like Doucet has a similar kind of earnings. No wonder female journalist has also been rising as the highest earning reporters these days.

What is Lyse Doucet's Salary?

As the BBC's chief international correspondent and contributing editor, Lyse Doucet earns an annual salary of over $180,000. She has amassed a huge fortune out of her career and she still is very active even at the age of 60.


Doucet has won several awards for her contributions. In 2010, she won a Peabody and a David Bloom award as well as Best News Journalist award. Further, in 2017 she was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting Award at the International Media Awards.

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