Tony Comiti was born in 1950 and entered the world of journalism at the age of 18, beginning in the photographic lab of France Soir. Then as an independent photographer he covered the major events in South America from 1972 to 1976: coup in Chile, revolution in Nicaragua, guerrilla warfare in Colombia, coup in Venezuela, civil war in El Salvador, traffic in cocaine, etc.
In 1976 he joined TF1 as senior correspondent and cameraman, covering events in every corner of the globe for TV News bulletins and current affairs programmes.
In 1982 and 1983 he was war correspondent in Beirut. For the Mercredis de l’Information programme he teamed up with Michel Honorin and Jean Bertolino. With the latter he founded 52 sur la Une and for that programme Tony Comiti directed around twenty 52-minute films including Emeralds of Colombia, the Medellin Cartel, Eunuchs in India, Pirates of the Philippines, Child Slaves…
In 1993 Tony Comiti left TF1 to become independent once more and set up an organisation: the Tony Comiti press agency modelled on photographic agencies, producing reports for Zone Interdite, Envoyé Spécial, Arte, France 3 and TF1.