Who is Johny Vansevenant?
Johny is the most experienced political journalist at the VRT and one of the most famous radio voices on the newsdesk. He has been monitoring national politics for the radio since 1988. He was a reporter during the last government of prime minister Martens and spent many nights at the castle of Hertoginnedal for the cross-community Sint-Michiels agreement established at the start of the Dehaene government. And he was also in attendance when the Globaal Plan was compiled, which identified austerity measures so that Belgium could join the Euro.
Vansevenant is often asked to moderate political debates as well as discussions on important public and socio-economic themes. He uses specific questions to perfectly identify differences between panel members. Cycling is his second passion, and he regularly oversees cycling-related evenings with elite cyclists from the 60s and 70s. His biography about Eddy Merckx became a real bestseller.
Johny Vansevenant is very professional and we were very satisfied with him. He was fully prepared for our event and used his experience to take control and offer us a really enjoyable evening. In short, very positive.
On behalf of the Gezinsraad, I would hereby like to thank you for your fantastic job as moderator last night in Beveren. I received many compliments during the discussion afterwards, and that was mainly down to you.
Johny Vansevenant perfectly managed the 50th anniversary of entrepreneurs organisation NSZ, in both Dutch and French. He did this in an entertaining manner, clearly knew what he was talking about and made sure everything was light-hearted and enjoyable.
On 6 December, ie-net ingenieursvereniging organised a very topical energy debate called ‘The energy pact: what now?’. Moderator Johny Vansevenant suitably introduced the speakers and then perfectly supervised a fairly lively - and sometimes fierce - debate between six politicians. It was a fairly difficult assignment, which Vansevenant completed successfully in a very professional manner.
Johny Vansevenant is a very alert moderator, and is always to the point. He gives everyone a thorough grilling and is truly a household name in the political arena. We received a lot of praise from the audience.
In front of a sold-out hall, VRT radio journalist, political reporter and author Johny Vansevenant presented his story in a truly fascinating manner and answered all questions that were thrown at him.
I have now read the whole book about Merckx. Once again, congratulations on this fantastic achievement. You deserve a Masters in ‘Merckx studies’. I also enjoyed reading about Merckx as a person; your insights were very valuable.
Thanks for the fantastic support during last night's debate. Many people have told us that it was a very fascinating and entertaining evening.