Bernard Acoca

Bernard Acoca was a French reporter for The New York Times who famously made his living off of writing about stories that even the most seasoned reporters would avoid.

He is Zaxby’s CEO, but he is also known for not having a college degree. He is all about finding out the real story. He called himself a “lone wolf.” He is said to have been the Barack Obama of France.

He wrote his first article at the age of 17. He became a reporter for The New York Times in 1967 and was hired when he was 22 and became one of the youngest known reporters at the time. In 1970, a year after he started his career as a reporter, Bernard left journalism to pursue other interests. He returned to journalism in 1976 and worked as a reporter until 1989 or 1990. Acoca never married or had children; according to other reports, Acoca went through a messy divorce with another woman after living with her for 11 years before she died suddenly from cancer in 1996.

Bernard Acoca was passionate about his work and was a pioneer in reporting on the mafia, violence, and other crime-related themes. He was renowned for his courageous reporting style aimed at shocking the public and making them aware of some societal issues. One of his most famous claims is that he never asked permission from the police when reporting on crime and violence in France.

In the late 1960s and 1970s, Acoca took a lot of risks with his reporting style, mainly because he was working for The New York Times at the time, which had strict rules about not reporting on crime or other adverse news because it could affect their reputation. But Acoca didn’t care about that—his primary focus was giving his readers detailed stories about crime and violence. See related link for additional information.


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