Wilfried Mohren

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Wilfried Mohren (born March 12, 1958 in Geilenkirchen ) is a German sports reporter .

Live and act

Mohren's television career began on RTL plus . Before that, he had been working on the radio at WDR since the summer of 1982 , commenting a. a. Games of the 1986 soccer World Cup in Mexico and also broadcast numerous European Cup games (e.g. the so-called Wunder von der Grotenburg ) and two German cup finals ( 1983 : 1. FC Cologne against Fortuna Cologne ; 1985 : Bayern Munich against Bayer 05 Uerdingen ) and the English Cup final at the old Wembley Stadium (1983 between Manchester United and Brighton & Hove Albion ). In 1986, while working as a reporter, he passed his state examination in law at the University of Cologne . From 1992 he worked as a sports journalist for MDR , where he was also head of sports (television) until his dismissal. During this time, Mohren was also very present in the first for years ; he reported u. a. from the soccer world championships 1994 in the USA, 1998 in France and 2002 in Japan / Korea as well as the European championships 1996 in England and 2000 in the Netherlands and Belgium. He was the presenter of the ARD-Sportschau and the ARD-Sportschau live at Nordic winter sports and swimming world championships. In 2004 he moderated the swimming competitions at the Olympic Games in Athens .

Emig affair

On July 4, 2005, Mohren was suspended as head of television sports at the MDR until further notice. The accusation: in connection with the corruption case Jürgen Emig , he is said to have received bribes . Hans-Ludwig Grüschow , formerly President of the Deutsche Sporthilfe Foundation and also CEO of Techem AG , is said to have paid Mohren a total of around 100,000 euros. He moderated internal company events. The public prosecutor suspected that this was a consideration for the television broadcast of an insignificant indoor soccer tournament in 2004 in Halle (Saale) , the main sponsor of which was Techem AG and which the MDR reported on in detail. The Techem AG logo was often faded in in the background.

On July 13, 2005, arrest warrants were requested against Mohren in several cases on suspicion of bribery ; He was arrested and sat seven weeks in detention . He was released from the MDR. From September 10, 2009, Mohren had to answer before the Leipzig Regional Court . On September 29, 2009, he was sentenced to one year and eleven months in prison on probation and a fine of 8,250 euros for accepting benefits, tax evasion and fraud. After the verdict, Mohren announced in the courtroom that he would write the true story of this case and publish it at a later date.

New engagements

On February 9, 2010, Mohren was hired by FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt as a freelance press spokesman .

From June to August 2010 he worked as editor-in-chief, moderator and news anchor for the Thuringian regional television broadcaster salve.tv . The first broadcast he hosted there on June 17, 2010, was a talk with the politician Luc Jochimsen, who stood up for the German presidential election a little later for Die Linke . The cooperation was preceded by a report broadcast by the station on Mohren on May 7, 2010. But the engagement ended at the beginning of August 2010; Mohren and the management are said to have fallen out. Even predecessors and successors to the post of editor-in-chief were in office there for only a few weeks or months.

In addition to his work as press spokesman at RW Erfurt, Mohren recently worked as a live commentator for football radio 90elf . From March 2012 he commented on selected games together with Günter Netzer until the station lost the broadcasting rights from the 2013/14 season and ceased operations at the beginning of June 2013.

Individual evidence

  1. Bribery scandal: court offers ex-MDR sports director a deal. In: Spiegel Online . September 10, 2009, accessed June 10, 2018 .
  2. Bribery: Former MDR editor Mohren convicted. In: Zeit Online. September 29, 2009. Retrieved September 29, 2009 .
  3. Wilfried Mohren new press spokesman for FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt ( Memento of the original from February 13, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , mdr.de February 10, 2010 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www1.mdr.de
  4. http://www.salve-tv.net/web/de/webtv/webtv.php?rubrikID=5&videoID=5477&autoplay=false&area=
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  6. http://sportbild.bild.de/SPORT/fussball/2012/03/07/wilfried-mohren/im-interview-frueher-war-der-pulsschlag-hoeher.html