Gisèle Khoury is a Lebanese journalist who started her career in 1986 on LBCI, hosting cultural talk shows. From 1992 to 2001 she hosted one of the most prestigious political talk shows and interviewed the Arab world’s most prominent political officials. She joined the pan-Arab media group MBC in 2002 and contributed to the launching of the 24-hour news channel Al-Arabiya. She hosted a weekly political talk show on Al-Arabiya from 2003 to 2013. In October 2013, she moved to BBC Arabic where she will conduct interviews with world leaders.
Gisèle has already interviewed presidents Chirac, Gül, Bouteflika, Ali Abdullah Saleh, Omar Bachir, Hosni Mubarak, Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas, among many others. In 2009, she co-founded a production company “Rawi” whose first project was a four-episode biography of Yasser Arafat.
She is the wife of late journalist Samir Kassir, assassinated on June 2, 2005. In February 2006, Gisèle Khoury founded and headed the Samir Kassir Foundation, which quickly became the largest freedom of expression organization in the Levant.