Monday, November 1, 2010

Monica Lierhaus

Monica Lierhaus (born 25 May 1970 in Hamburg) is a German sports journalist.

In 1989 she passed the Abitur at Charlotte-Paulsen-Gymnasium in Hamburg. She studied English Literature and German Literature at the University of Hamburg during which she worked as a junior in the editorial office of the magazine Sport-Bild. She also worked as a freelancer for German radio stations Radio Hamburg and Klassik-Radio. In 1992 she dropped out of university to become an anchorwoman for the Hamburg local news show on Sat.1.

Between 1994 and 1996 she was a reporter for Sat.1 working in Germany and abroad.

Shows hosted
* 1997-1998: Blitz
* 1999-2001: ran (football Bundesliga magazine)
* 1999-2003: various soccer and tennis shows for the German pay-TV network Premiere.

In 2004 she became one of the anchors of the Sportschau (Bundesliga magazine on ARD) hosting the Saturday afternoon football match highlights. She rotates in this role with Reinhold Beckmann and Gerhard Delling. She is also a TV presenter for live football matches (such as the German football association trophy DFB-Pokal). Lierhaus has presented several major sporting events for ARD such as the Tour de France, 2004 Summer Olympics, 2006 Winter Olympics) and skiing tournaments.

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