Radio and television career
Westermann grew up in Mannheim. After high school she did an internship at the Mannheimer Morgen and attended the German School of Journalism in Munich. From 1972 she worked as a freelance journalist for various radio and television stations, produced films and reports and presented in ZDF The turntable. In 1983 she moved to the WDR and moderated to 2002, the current hour, from 1987 along with Frank Plasberg.
Since 1996, Westermann moderated together with Götz Alsmann the broadcast room!, In which a respective alternating prominent "WG - guest" is confronted with unusual tasks and games. Westermann and Alsmann described the format as "children birthday for celebrities ." Free for working on the room! the moderator Duo 2000 was awarded the Adolf Grimme Prize.
Westermann also works as a presenter for the radio station WDR 2, where they presented the Montalk and Sundays the book tip alternating with colleagues. In 2010 she was awarded in the category Best interview with the German Radio Award.
Published in 1999, Christine Westermann her first book, Baby, when will you marry me? , Followed a year later I think he broke up. 2008, appeared together with Jörg Thadeusz written book Invitation to the Dance, a correspondence between two journalists. Followed in 2009, a book with stories and photos of the Cologne Carnival, 2013 one on entry into old age.
Between 1990 and 2000, Westermann had a second home in San Francisco, where she worked as a freelance correspondent; she commuted at this time constantly between the U.S. and its Cologne workplace. Westermann is married to the business consultant Jochen Baller, who is also her agent. The two live in Cologne.
- Baby, when will you marry me? A novel from the relationship jungle. Kiepenheuer and Malevich, Cologne 1999, ISBN 3-462-03676-9
- I think he broke up. Stories from real life. Kiepenheuer and Malevich, Cologne 2000, ISBN 3-462-02959-2
- Invitation to the Dance. A two story ( with Jörg Thadeusz ). Kiepenheuer and Malevich, Köln 2008, ISBN 978-3-462-03677-0
- Carnival. Photos and stories ( with Stefan Worring ). Kiepenheuer & Petrovich, Cologne 2009, ISBN 978-3-462-03818-7
- There is still something. 65 in the curve. Kiepenheuer & Petrovich, Cologne, 2013, ISBN 978-3-462-04561-1