Sabine Christiansen

Sabine Christiansen ( born September 20, 1957 in Preetz as Sabine Frahm ) is a German television presenter, journalist and producer.


Sabine Christiansen grew up in Schellhorn at Preetz in Schleswig -Holstein. After graduating from the Friedrich -Schiller -Gymnasium in Preetz and language training she worked from 1976 to 1982 as a flight attendant for Lufthansa. Your training as a journalist she made from 1983 to 1985 at Norddeutscher Rundfunk in Hamburg.

On June 30, 2008, she married in Paris the textile manufacturer Norbert medus. For medus, father of two children, it is the second marriage for the third Christiansen.


In 1985, she was a freelancer for radio and television (news, TV documentaries, television discussion programs ). From 1985 to 1987 she worked as an editor and presenter in the state broadcasting center in Hamburg, in the editorial state politics / business, news and television documentary. From 1987 to 1997 she was an editor at ARD -aktuell and presenter of the issues of the day.

From 4 January 1998 to June 24, 2007 Sabine Christiansen moderated in the ARD on Sunday evenings named after her talk show Sabine Christiansen, which became the best-known policy debate on German television. A total of 447 episodes were produced in Berlin. For 10 years interviewed Christiansen studio in Berlin almost all major international leaders, business leaders and opinion makers. On 23 June 2006 Sabine Christiansen announced that they will finish the moderation of the talk show on ARD in summer 2007. She wanted to shift their center of life abroad and focus more on international talk show formats. The succession of their ARD talk show Anne Will took over on 16 September 2007, the talk show was afterwards under the name Anne Will.

Since 2002 she has been managing director of TV 21 GmbH in Berlin and among other producer of this talk show. Focus of their production company, national and international economic and policy formats, documentaries, reports, corporate TV and IPTV.

Twice moderated Christiansen, together with Maybrit Illner a chancellor Duel: 2002 between German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder and his challenger Edmund Stoiber, 2005, between Schröder and later Chancellor Angela Merkel.

In May 2006, she led the first interview with U.S. President George W. Bush on German television.

2006-2008 hosted and produced it, the international talk show global player that was sent in the world on CNBC. This show, which is produced in various places with guests from international politics and economy, Christiansen moderated the first time on 5 February 2006.

Moderated in 2009 and produced it SAT.1 broadcast " your choice. The SAT.1 Arena ". The show she presented together with Stefan Aust.

From 2009-2010 she hosted and produced the n-tv program " Agenda 09 ( 10) - Values ​​and markets."

Moderated in 2011 and produced it for n-tv the show " the boss - manager, brands, markets ".

In 2011 she made on posters advertising the Bild newspaper.

Since 2012 she is a director of Ocleen TV Holding; since 2012 Board member arqueonautas Fashion; Since 2013 designated member of the Supervisory Board of Hermes Europe GmbH.

Since October 2013, it is part of an advertising campaign for the temporary employment agency Randstad. There it is presented as an economic expert TV journalist. The advertisement will appear online and in print media, also it is switched on the radio.



Many commentators complain especially its discussion and conversation: Instead dig deeper to comment on statements of opinion and critically compare opposing positions, it acts only as a prompter. Thus they give especially politicians the opportunity to use rehearsed PR and phrases to hide behind rhetorical commonplaces and sprawling, recriminations. So criticized mirror -author Matthias Matussek Christiansen in his opinion uncritical moderation of an interview with Oskar Lafontaine in 2000 and described it in this context as "Germany's most gifted journalists actress ".

As known Christiansen was trying to finish her ​​mission, described Reinhard Mohr of Mirror Online this " media sensation" with the words: "If a unsolicited advice would be allowed: Sabine Christiansen should stop the same, here and now. It would be a blessing for all involved. "Unlike Mohr, the jury of the German Trade Association of Journalists praised her " stunning journalistic accomplishment, " and their ability to prepare complex political and economic content so that they would be received with interest by a wide audience. The Media Tenor to adjust its ARD program ran counter to this view mainly diametrically.

2008 Christiansen was criticized because it had a PR contract with the automaker Daimler AG, without informing the ARD on this treaty. In her show " My 2008", which was broadcast on 11 January 2008, in addition to Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche several celebrities had occurred, which also perceive PR events for Daimler and Mercedes -Benz. Christiansen defense was that the contract had come only after broadcast of the program " to bear ".

For a critique of the show Sabine Christiansen see there.


  • German UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 1997
  • Founder and Chair of the Sabine Christiansen Children Foundation
  • Foundation Board Member Alliance for Children - counter-violence
  • Board member of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation Germany
  • Member of the Innovation Advisory Board of the Federal Ministry for Economic

Cooperation and Development ( BMZ)

  • Ambassador of the José Carreras Leukemia Foundation
  • Board of Trustees International Journalists' Programmes ( IJP)
  • Deputy Chairman of the Hertha BSC Foundation
  • Member of the Honorary Committee Special Olympics Germany eV
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Otto Hahn Peace Medal