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Adele Humbert

Investigative journalist | Podcast producer


Adele Humbert is a journalist and podcast producer based in Paris. She is the co-founder of Insider Podcast, the first investigative podcast production company in France. She is a graduate of Columbia University Journalism School and also holds a Master of Laws in business law.

She recently worked at the investigative department of French national public radio Radio France where she investigated the Paradise Papers as a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). She worked at the Medill Justice Project, a center of investigative journalism, where she investigated potential wrongful convictions. She produced "Shaken", an audio piece that delves into shaken-baby syndrome case of teenage mother in Michigan. "Shaken" was awarded ‘best single episode podcast’ at the 2017 EPPY Awards and at the Lisagor Awards ceremonies.

In France, she co-produced “The Little returnees”, a three-episode investigative podcast on French children taken to Syria by their radicalised parents. The podcast was awarded ‘Best podcast of the year’ at the 2018 French-German Award ceremony and was also nominated at the Prix Europa and at the Prix Longueur d’Ondes.

Content by Adele

Case studies
Data in the air: a guide to producing data journalism for radio

When we think of data journalism, we usually don't think of radio. Yet, data can power all forms of reporting, even those that aren’t visual. We spoke to six data experts to uncover best practices for representing data through sound.