Jan Hofer

Jan Hofer
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Born31 January 195?
OccupationTelevision presenter
Years active1970–2020

Jan Hofer (born 31 January 195?[Note 1]) is a German broadcast newsreader and retired television presenter. He was a well-known and popular reader of the news programme Tagesschau on Das Erste. Hofer was the chief reader on Tagesschau from 2004 until December 2020, having been a newsreader on that programme since 1985.


Born in Büderich (now part of Wesel), Hofer grew up in Wesel and studied business economics in Cologne between 1970 and 1974. During his studies, he gained initial experience as intern at a radio station.

Following his studies, he worked at various regional radio and TV stations before joining the Tagesschau in 1985. He became the chief reader in 2004.[3][4]

In addition to his work as news anchor, Hofer hosted the NDR Talk Show from 1989 to 1991. Following this, he was the German commentator of the Eurovision Song Contest from 1992 to 1994. On the regional station MDR he also hosted the talk show Riverboat between 1992 and 2012.

Hofer has four children. In 2018, he married his long-time partner Phong Lan, with whom he has a son (b. 2015).[5]

In summer 2021, Hofer will become anchorman of a news show on RTL.[6]


  1. ^ His exact birth year has been subject of speculation as being somewhere between 1950 and 1954.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Jan Hofer: Glückwunsch zum 58., 59. oder 60.?". Saarbrücker Zeitung (in German). 29 January 2010. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Diese Promis schummeln bei ihrem Alter". stern.de (in German). 28 April 2016. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  3. ^ Berlin, Berliner Morgenpost -. "Jan Hofer feiert Geburtstag – doch welchen?" (in German). Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  4. ^ Nikolei, Klaus. "Wesel: Der Lehrherr von Jan Hofer". RP ONLINE. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  5. ^ "'Tagesschau'-Chefsprecher Jan Hofer hat heimlich geheiratet". Hamburger Abendblatt (in German). dpa, moi. 1 May 2019. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Das Newsangebot im Hause RTL wird mit Jan Hofer weiter ausgebaut". rtl.de (in German). 29 March 2021. Retrieved 9 April 2021.

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