Vera Russwurm

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Vera Russwurm (born November 7, 1959 in Vienna ) is an Austrian television presenter , journalist and talk show host .

Vera Russwurm at the Romy Awards 2015 .


Vera Russwurm graduated from Billroth-Gymnasium in Döblingen in 1977 and also from Memorial High School in Texas in 1978 . After a stay in America, she began to study medicine.

In 1979 she joined the ORF as a Tritsch-Tratsch- Girl, worked from 1979 to 1982 as a presenter at Ö3 and was chosen as the presenter of the weekly ORF youth program Okay as the “dream woman of the youth”. From 1984 she worked for the “ Kronen Zeitung ” as a journalist and later as the head of the youth website “Insider”. The main evening programs Hello TV, Was if and Familienfest brought her the “Women's Oscar” and three times (1990, 1991, 1992) the Kurier Audience Television Award Romy as the most popular show master. In 1988 Russwurm received his doctorate as Dr. med. and published the book “Du schaffst es” the following year. In 1999 she received the New York TV Award in the "Best Talk Show" category.

Vera Russwurm became known to the German television audience through Joachim Fuchsberger's game show Ja oder Nein (1990–1994), in which she was part of the advice team alongside Alice Schwarzer , Sepp Maier and Thomas Hegemann . From 1993, the now three-time mother presented the controversial show Duel. Her most popular programs included or include the talk show Vera (March 1995 to December 2005), Fateful Day (2002–2005, only in summer) and the health magazine Primavera , which first aired on January 12, 2006 and was canceled in March 2007 .

In 2006 the ÖVP made the TV presenter an offer to switch to politics. She was supposed to run as a surprise candidate and, in the event of an election victory, succeed Maria Rauch-Kallat as the Austrian Minister of Health. Russwurm rejected this proposal, however.

From April 15, 2007 she presented her magazine Vera exclusively until the end of 2012 in the evening program on ORF 1 , from December 2007 on ORF 2 as well as in special and summer editions in the ORF 2 main evening program until the end of 2012. From September 2016 she presented the ORF- Vera broadcast . It happens in the best families . This format replaced the previous show at Vera ... from. Since September 2019, the show has been running again under the title Vera .

Russwurm has been married to television producer Peter Hofbauer since 1984 and has three daughters.

Publications (selection)

Web links

Commons : Vera Russwurm  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Vera Russwurm finally rejects politics., August 2006 (no longer online).
  2. Vera Russwurm "definitely" doesn't want to go into politics. / Agency Report, September 4, 2006. Accessed November 21, 2010.
  3. - ORF starts talk format with Vera Russwurm . Article dated August 16, 2016, accessed October 29, 2016.
  4. Celebrities very private . Article in tele 2019/37 p. 12, accessed on May 20, 2020.