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Name  Jens Riewa
Role  Television presenter
TV shows  Tagesschau

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Jens Riewa (born 2 July 1963 in Lübbenau, Brandenburg) is a German television presenter and broadcast news analyst for the Tagesschau, a programme produced by the German broadcaster ARD.


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Childhood and youth

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Jens Riewa grew up in Lübben. He made his Abitur in Lübben in 1982.

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Thereafter he spent a prolonged three years' military service with the National People's Army.

Professional Training

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After having given up his studies for technology of the building industry at the Verkehrshochschule in Dresden, he underwent a training for air traffic controller.

Then he has been trained for speaking as well as presenting for the radio at the Berliner Rundfunk for two years.


1988 he passed an application test as broadcast news analyst for the DFF. After that he worked for the youth radio DT 64. Between 1988 and 1991 he participated in radio dramas, features, documentations and commercials.

In 1991 he started working for the ARD Tagesschau as a voice actor. He has been working for the ARD-Tagesschau as a broadcast news analyst since 1994.

In 1994 Dieter Thomas Heck discovered him as television presenter for the Deutsche Schlagerparade, after Birgit Schrowange had given up the presentation of the broadcast after only one year. Riewa also presented the German qualifications for the Eurovision Song Contest in 1996 and 1997.

Private life

In 1998 he confirmed he was not gay due to recurring rumor. He succeeded in suing two publishers for 15.000 DM compensation because of them proclaiming his gayness. He had an affair with German singer Michelle in 2002. His confessions about the sexual intercourse with her annoyed his employer ARD, which he regretted, so it did not lead to any consequences. In 2004 the ERC Ingolstadt-fan Riewa cried in a German ice hockey game: "Scheiße, Scheiße, Scheiß Iserlohn." commenting on the team of Iserlohn Roosters which earned him even more critical remarks from his employer.


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