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Judith Rakers
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Judith Rakers in 2018
Born (1976-01-06) 6 January 1976 (age 46)

Judith Rakers (born 6 January 1976 in Paderborn, Germany) is a German journalist and television presenter.


Rakers grew up in Bad Lippspringe with her single father. She graduated from the Pelizaeus-Gymnasium Paderborn. She studied journalism and communication studies, German philology and modern and contemporary history at the University of Münster. At the same time, Rakers worked as a radio presenter at the NRW-local radio stations; Radio Hochstift and Antenne Münster.

From January 2004 to 17 January 2010, Rakers presented the Hamburg Journal for local TV station Norddeutscher Rundfunk.

Since 2005, Rakers has presented the Tagesschau news programme on ARD, as well as reading the news in the Tagesthemen, Nachtmagazin and Morgenmagazin.

In addition to the Tagesschau, Rakers also presents Radio Bremen's talk show 3 nach 9.

On 14 May 2011 she hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany together with Stefan Raab and Anke Engelke.

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Norway Nadia Hasnaoui, Haddy N'jie and Erik Solbakken
Eurovision Song Contest presenter
Germany (with Anke Engelke and Stefan Raab)
Succeeded by
Azerbaijan Leyla Aliyeva, Nargiz Berk-Petersen and Eldar Gasimov
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