Sabine Christiansen is one of Germany's best known journalists and television presenters. She is said to be the trendsetter and role model for the advancement of women in TV journalism.
For ten years Sabine Christiansen was the female face and anchorwoman of ARD daily news magazine “Tagesthemen”.
Sabine Christiansen started training as a journalist in 1983, progressing to editor and moderator at the regional broadcasting centre in Hamburg in 1985. Her editorial work included regional politics, economic issues, news and television documentaries. Between 1987 and 1997, she was the editor of ‘ARD Aktuell’ and presenter of ‘Tagesthemen’.
From 1998 until 2008 Sabine Christiansen produced and presented the most significant and successful discussion forum on German television. The programme named after her welcomed guests like George W. Bush, Vladimir Putin, Bill and Hillary Clinton and Angela Merkel. Watched by millions of viewers from 14 European countries, both the show and its host had an outstanding reputation. Sabine Christiansen was awarded the Adolf-Grimme-Award in 1995 for “Sabine Christiansen”.
Besides, she became the first German host of a worldwide business format on CBNC. “Global Players with Sabine Christiansen” and other shows were produced by her own television production company TV 21, which she founded 2002.
Sabine Christiansen was honoured with all national as well as international media awards, among them “Deutsche Fernsehpreis”, “Goldene Kamera” and “Bambi”.
She is a UNICEF Ambassador for more than 20 years, chairwoman of “Sabine Christiansen Kinderstiftung” and vice-chairwoman of “Laureus International Sports for Good Foundation”.
For her outstanding social engagement she received highest honours like the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany as well as Knight of the Legion of Honour in France.