Vyacheslav Pikhovshek

Vyacheslav Pikhovshek

Ukrainian journalist and TV presenter.
Date of Birth: 13.09.1966
Country: Ukraine

  1. Biography of Vyacheslav Pikhovshek
  2. Ukrainian Journalist and TV Host
  3. Education and Career
  4. Political Affiliations and Achievements

Biography of Vyacheslav Pikhovshek

Ukrainian Journalist and TV Host

Vyacheslav Pikhovshek is a renowned Ukrainian journalist and television presenter. He gained significant fame and popularity during the scandalous presidential elections of 2004 and the subsequent Orange Revolution. According to the Ukrainian business resource LIGA, at the peak of his career, Pikhovshek was considered one of the highest-paid journalists in Ukraine.

Vyacheslav Pikhovshek

Education and Career

Pikhovshek graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy at Kyiv State University named after T.G. Shevchenko in 1990. He pursued further education by interning at the Ukrainian Scientific Institute of Harvard University in 1988, the Faculty of Philosophy at Leipzig University in 1989, and the University of Connecticut in 1996.

Vyacheslav Pikhovshek

His career in political journalism began in 1988, and in 1995, he became the author and host of the popular political talk show "The Fifth Angle" on the "1+1" channel. From March 1998, Pikhovshek was one of the hosts of the political show "5x5," dedicated to parliamentary elections. Starting from 1998, he also hosted the live program "Выбор" ("Choice"), which served as a continuation and logical conclusion to the "5x5" show.

From 1999 to January 2005, Pikhovshek was the author and host of the programs "Эпицентр" ("Epicenter") and "Эпицентр-дебаты" ("Epicenter-Debates"). During this time, he also held the position of chief editor of the "Television News Service" (TSN) on the "1+1" channel. From January 2005 to June 2006, he co-hosted the program "Иду на Вы" ("I'm Going Formal" or "I Respectfully Disagree") with journalist Olga Gerasimyuk, who is now a member of the Ukrainian Parliament.

Political Affiliations and Achievements

Pikhovshek openly acknowledges his involvement in President Leonid Kuchma's team, whose goal was to secure victory in the presidential elections for then-Prime Minister and now-fugitive ex-president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych.

He has been honored with the title of Honored Journalist of Ukraine and was awarded the "Prometheus-Prestige" prize in 1999. Pikhovshek's program "Эпицентр" ("Epicenter") was declared the best television program of the year based on the nomination and competition results.

Overall, Vyacheslav Pikhovshek has made a significant impact in Ukrainian journalism and has been a prominent figure during important political events in the country.