TV personality and former journalist George Kordahi was appointed as Lebanon’s new Information Minister on Friday. Here’s what you need to know about him.
Kordahi, who holds a degree in Law and Political Science from the Lebanese University, started his career at the Lisan Al-Hal newspaper in 1970.
He launched his TV career at Télé Liban, Lebanon’s public TV network, later on in 1973, where he continued to work until the start of the Lebanese Civil War two years later.
Escaping the war, he immigrated to France, joining Radio Monte Carlo in Paris as Editor-in-chief in 1979.
Kordahi went on to run Sharq Radio Station in the French capital in 1992, where he remained until heading MBC FM in London in 1994.
Since then, he has become one of the most popular TV faces in Lebanon and the Arab World, presenting famous shows such as Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Al-Mosameh Karim, and Hafez Wala Fahem on various TV networks in the region.
A U.N. Goodwill Ambassador, Kordahi speaks Arabic, French, English, and Italian, and has lived in various countries in Europe, as well as in the Arab World, not to mention his very own.
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