Lebanese journalist Giselle Khoury passed away aged 62

Lebanese-French journalist Giselle Khoury has died at dawn on Sunday at the age of 62 in Beirut, after a long struggle with cancer. She is the widow of Lebanese journalist Samir Kassir, who was assassinated in 2005.

Actress Randa Al-Asmar, director of the “Beirut Spring” festival affiliated with “Samir Kassir Foundation” and founded by Giselle Khoury, said that the veteran media personality “died at dawn today (Sunday) in her home surrounded by her two children.”

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She pointed out that Khoury, who has a long media career that made her one of the most prominent Arab journalists, “was being treated in the hospital during the last two weeks after her condition suddenly deteriorated, as she had been suffering from cancer for about two and a half years. She was transferred to her home on Friday at her request.”

Al-Asmar added in a statement to Agence France-Presse: “Giselle was careful not to let anyone feel that she was sick. She continued her work, and the Samir Kassir Foundation was dear to her heart.”

Khoury recently had a program called “With Giselle” on Sky News Arabia. During her career, she interviewed the most prominent Lebanese and Arab figures throughout various programs on Arab channels.

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Who is Giselle Khoury?

Giselle Khoury was born in Achrafieh, the Lebanese capital, Beirut, in 1961. She is from the coastal town of Al-Aqiba in the Keserwan District, north of Beirut.

After studying media and history, Giselle Khoury’s media career began on the small screen through the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBC) shortly after the channel opening in the mid-eighties of the last century.

Khoury then moved to the Al-Arabiya news channel shortly after its opening in 2003, and worked there for several years.

She continued her television career at the end of 2013. She finally landed on Sky News Arabia in 2020, where she presented her talk show “With Giselle.”

Giselle Khoury is the widow of Lebanese journalist Samir Kassir, who was assassinated on June 2, 2005.

In 2006, Khoury founded the “Samir Kassir Foundation,” a non-profit organization that, according to its directors, seeks to spread democratic culture in Lebanon and the Arab world and encourage freedoms.

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