Maybrit Illner is a politician, TV presenter, host, interviewer, and journalist based in Germany. She was born in West Berlin, West Germany, and is currently 57. She did her schooling at Friedrichshain School. She completed her education at the University of Leipzig from 1984 to 1988. She has a degree in journalism. She also worked with the Socialist Unity Party of Germany in 1986 and quit in 1991. She is currently living in Berlin.
Immediately After college, Maybrit started working as a journalist. She worked as a TV journalist for Deutscher Furnshehfunk in East Germany. She left after a while because its function had been dissolved.
Maybrit then moved to work as a broadcaster with the non-profit institution ZDF, based in Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate. She also worked with another organization, Morgenmagazine. It was a show that aired on weekdays in 1992. After working for six years, she became head of the organization in 1998. Maybrit also launched a talk show named “Berlin Mitte” in October 1999. Later, she was renamed Maybrit Illner in March 2007.
When we talk about this show, it is in German. It’s got 800+ episodes. The running time of the show is sixty minutes. It was telecasted under the production of “Grope 5 Production Company”. In the current affairs and main politics departments, 20 editors work as freelance editors for the ZDF Editorial team. On the technical side, they do outsource for production. It was released on October 14. She has also worked on moderating TV Bundestag election debates in 2002, 2005, and 2009. She became the German Ambassador of the German Red Cross for Iraq in 2003 and Pakistan in 2004. Maybrit also conducted interviews with Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2006 and Angela Merkel before the election of 2009. Illner co-anchored the show Heute Journal from September 2010 to December 2012 with Claus Kleber and Marietta Slomka. Before this trio, the show had been anchored by Steffen Seibert.
Maybrit Illner is a partner.
Maybrit is married to Michael Illner. Michael is a presenter and a journalist. He was born in 1962. She was with Michael from 1988 to 2007. Just like he is also a renowned writer. As a writer, he worked on Cologne PD from 2007 to 2016, Never Too Late for Justice in 2016, Betty Diagnose in 2015, Tatort from 1997 to 2014, Baltic Crimes in 2014, Stubbe-Von Fall Zu Fall from 1997 to 2013, Heavenly Bonds from 2010 to 2013, Last Cop from 2010 to 2013, Heiter bis Todlich-Akte Ex, and Inga Lindstrom in 2012. Michael was previously married to Natasha Vershinina in 2012.
After that, Maybrit was married to Rene Obermann on August 14, 2010. They were residing in Berlin and Bonn. René is an established businessman based in West Germany. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Airbus SE, effective from April 16, 2020. He is also co-head of Warburg Pincus International LLC’s European operations. Obermann also has two children from his previous wife. Maybrit and René have been seen together on different occasions, such as when they were seen at the Birthday Reception of Hubert Burda at the Munich Royal Palace on February 12, 2010. After this, they attended a charity gala named “Ein Herz für Kinder” on December 17, 2011.
She won the Hanns Joachim Friedrichs award in 2000 for independent journal television. For the Berlin Mitte talk show, she became the winner of the Hanns Klein Media Award in 2001. She has won the Bambi award in 2002 and 2007, the Bayerischer Fernshehpresis award in 2003, and the German TV Award for working as Best Television Program in 2004. Her other awards included the “Hildegard Von Bingen Prize” for Journalism in 2006 and the Goldene Kamera in 2009. Maybrit attended the Bild Osgar Award at City Hall, Leipzig, Germany, on June 24, 2008. She hosted this award show with model Naomi Campbell and actor Anthony Hopkins.