Anne Will

TV Show Host

Anne Will was born in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany on March 18th, 1966 and is the TV Show Host. At the age of 57, Anne Will biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
March 18, 1966
Place of Birth
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
57 years old
Zodiac Sign
Journalist, Television Presenter
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Anne Will Life

Anne Will (born 18 March 1966) is a German television journalist and host of the eponymous political talk show.

She was anchorwoman of the daily Tagesthemen news broadcast on ARD from 14 April 2001 until 24 June 2007.

Personal life

Will lives in Berlin. From 2016 until 2019 she was married to Miriam Meckel, then editor-in-chief of the major German magazine WirtschaftsWoche and professor of communications and media at the Swiss University of St. Gallen.


Anne Will Career

Early life and career

Will was born in Cologne, West Germany, on the daughter of an architect. She grew up in Hürth and attended the Albert-Schweitzer-Gymnasium high school. With a Friedrich Ebert Foundation grant, she studied history, politics, and English in Cologne and Berlin from 1985 to 2010. Whilst a student, she had articles published in the Kölnische Rundschau and Berliner Volksblatt newspapers. She obtained a Magister's degree from the University of Cologne in 1990.

Career in television

Will begin her radio and television work at Sender Freies Berlin (now part of Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg). Mal ehrlich and the sports journal Sportpalast began in 1992. Parlazzo, the Westdeutsche Rundfunk show, was hosted from 1996 to 1998.

Will became the first woman to host the Sportschau sport show in November 1999. She appeared live sport shows from Sydney, Australia, for the ARD during the 2000 Summer Olympics.

She appeared in the late night news magazine Tagesthemen, alternating with Ulrich Wickert from April 2001 to September 2006, with his replacement Tom Buhrow.

Anne Will's political talk show on September 16th. It came after Sabine Christiansen's similar performance when Christiansen retired. Caren Miosga succeeded Will at the Tagesthemen.

During prime-time, Maybrit Illner, Peter Kloeppel, and Stefan Raab will also moderated the only TV election debate between incumbent Chancellor Angela Merkel and her rival Peer Steinbrück ahead of the 2013 elections, which was broadcast live on four of Germany's most watched television channels during prime-time. In September 2009 (shortly before the 2009 election), she also interviewed Merkel in September 2009 (following the 44th G7 summit). In March 2022, she hosted Merkel's replacement Olaf Scholz for the first time. The foreign ministers of Austria and Luxembourg, Sebastian Kurz (2016), and Jean Asselborn (2014, 2015, and 2018) were among the international dignitaries on display.

Will interview former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder for the daily newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung in 2010.


Anne Will Awards

Awards (selection)

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