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Ursula Heller

Experienced Radio and TV Presenter


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Ursula Heller is one of the most charming and taking presenters in German TV and a veteran radio woman. She loves to dig deeper in interviews and to question given answers.

Born in Bergisch Gladbach in 1961, she studied German, history and philosophy at the universities of Freiburg, Cambridge and Munich. While still a student in Munich, she began her broadcasting career in the editorial department of the B3 radio show with radio heroes Thomas Gottschalk and Günther Jauch. A time during which she says she learned "an incredible amount" from her colleagues. Shortly afterwards, she became moderator of various BR radio programmes, including the "B3-Morgentelegramm".

In 1990 Ursula Heller's television career began with the presentation of the daily Rundschau Magazin, which she presented until 2007. From 2003 to 2005 she was also presenter of the ARD science magazine "W wie Wissen". Since 2007, she has been seen as the presenter of the weekly BR political magazine "Kontrovers" and the "Münchner Runde" as well as the presenter of ARD special programmes. She can also be heard on the radio programme BR2.

Ursula Heller's dream job has always been journalism and the enthusiasm for her work can still be heard and seen in every. She loves the quick realisation of topics and is able to deal with her interview partners in an unbiased yet respectful manner.
She is a brilliant moderator of events, always excellently prepared and with a great sense for the mood of an event. The smart journalist captivates the audience with charm, spontaneity and wit.