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Full Name  Anne Will
Partner  Miriam Meckel (2007–)
Role  Journalist

Name  Anne Will
Years active  1990–present
TV shows  Tagesthemen, Anne Will
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Born  March 18, 1966 (age 51) (1966-03-18) Cologne, Germany
Occupation  anchorwoman, television journalist
Awards  Goldene Kamera, Deutscher Fernsehpreis - Best Presentation of an Information Broadcasting
Nominations  Deutscher Fernsehpreis - Best informational program
Similar People  Miriam Meckel, Maybrit Illner, Sandra Maischberger, Gunther Jauch, Caren Miosga

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Anne Will (born March 18, 1966) is a television journalist from Germany. She was anchorwoman of the daily Tagesthemen news broadcast on ARD from April 14, 2001, to June 24, 2007.


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Early life and career

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Will was born on March 18, 1966, in Cologne, Germany. She grew up in Hürth, the daughter of an architect. After attending high school at the Albert-Schweitzer-Gymnasium in Hürth, she studied history, politics, and anglistics (English language and literature) in Cologne and Berlin starting in 1985. During her studies she was already working as a journalist at Kölnische Rundschau (Cologne Review) and the Berliner Volksblatt newspaper. In mid-1990, she graduated with a Magister Artium from the University of Cologne.

Career in television

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Will began her career in radio and television at Sender Freies Berlin (now part of Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg). At the end of 1992, she became more widely known while presenting both the talk show Mal ehrlich and the television sports magazine Sportpalast. At the time, she also hosted the show Parlazzo at station WDR from 1996 to 1998.

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Will was the first woman to host the popular German sports show Sportschau starting in November 1999. During the 2000 Summer Olympics, she presented a variety of live sports shows from Sydney, Australia on ARD.

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From April 14, 2001, to June 24, 2007, she presented the prime German broadcast late night news magazine Tagesthemen in alternation with Ulrich Wickert and, from September 2006, with his successor Tom Buhrow.

Anne Will, 2007–present

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Since September 16, 2007, Will has been hosting her own political talkshow Anne Will, succeeding retired Sabine Christiansen. Her successor at Tagesthemen is Caren Miosga. Alongside Maybrit Illner, Peter Kloeppel and Stefan Raab, Will also moderated the only TV election debate between incumbent Chancellor Angela Merkel and her competitor Peer Steinbrück ahead of the 2013 elections, which was aired live on four of Germany's most-watched television channels during prime-time. She later interviewed Merkel in October 2015 and in February 2016.

Other activities

An active contributor to the Kindernothilfe and UNICEF charities, Will is also involved in projects aiming to eliminate landmines. She hosted the German stage event in front of the Siegessäule in Berlin of the Live8 on July 2, 2005. She also serves as Ambassador for the Room of Names of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin.

Personal life

Will lives in Berlin with long-time partner Miriam Meckel, editor-in-chief of the major German magazine WirtschaftsWoche and professor of communication and media at the Swiss University of St. Gallen.

Awards (selection)

  • 2002: Goldene Kamera
  • 2006: German Television Award
  • 2007: Hanns-Joachim-Friedrichs-Preis
  • References

    Anne Will Wikipedia

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