Famous Journalists from Denmark

List of notable or famous journalists from Denmark, with bios and photos, including the top journalists born in Denmark and even some popular journalists who immigrated to Denmark. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Danish journalists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These journalists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known journalist from Denmark is included when available.

People on this list include Jacob Riis and Martin Andersen Nexø.

This historic journalists from Denmark list can help answer the questions "Who are some Danish journalists of note?" and "Who are the most famous journalists from Denmark?" These prominent journalists of Denmark may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Danish journalists.

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  • Connie Hedegaard Koksbang (born 15 September 1960) is a Danish politician and public intellectual. She was European Commissioner for Climate Action in the (second Barroso) European Commission from 10 February 2010 through 31 October 2014.On behalf of Denmark, Hedegaard hosted the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009. She was Danish Minister for Climate and Energy from 23 November 2007 as a member of the Cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen III and that of Lars Løkke Rasmussen and had been the Danish Minister for the Environment from 2 August 2004 to 23 November 2007, as a member of the Cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen I and II. In Denmark, Hedegaard is a member of the Conservative People's Party (DKF), and elected member of parliament (Folketing) from 10 January 1984 to 3 October 1990 and again in the 2005 Danish parliamentary election. Prior to becoming a minister, she worked as a journalist at DR, the Danish national broadcaster.
    • Age: 62
    • Birthplace: Holbæk, Denmark
  • Dorte Juul Jensen

    Dorte Juul Jensen is a senior scientist and head of the Center for Fundamental Research: Metal Structures in Four Dimensions and Materials Research Division, Risø DTU National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Roskilde, Denmark. Risø operates under the auspices of the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, researching a wide range of technologies and training Ph.D candidates in the sciences. Jensen's research involves advancing knowledge of the physical characteristics of metal structures. She has pioneered new experimental techniques based on neutron diffraction, electron microscopy, and synchrotron x-ray diffraction. In 1997, Jensen became the first woman to be awarded the degree of Dr. Techn. in Denmark. In 1998, she was awarded a Tagea Brandt Rejselegat. In 1999, she was the first woman to receive the Statoil Prize (Statoil Prisen) for her work. Jensen is an editor of the journal Scripta Materialia, an international journal of material science, and she has co-authored a book, Electron Backscatter Diffraction in Materials Science (Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York, New York 2000).
  • Henrik Qvortrup

    Henrik Qvortrup (born 13 October 1963) is a Danish journalist, political commentator, and previous editor-in-chief of the weekly Danish tabloid magazine Se og Hør.
    • Age: 59
  • Inga Arvad
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    Inga Marie Arvad (October 6, 1913 – December 12, 1973) was a Danish journalist, later a U.S. citizen, noted for being a guest of Adolf Hitler at the 1936 Summer Olympics and for her romantic relationship with John F. Kennedy during 1941 and 1942. The juxtaposition of these facts led to suspicions during World War II that she was a Nazi spy. But secret U.S. investigations uncovered no such evidence, and her past did not harm her professional life or social standing in the United States. She was a motion picture writer for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1945 and a Hollywood gossip columnist, and from the late 1940s until her death she was the wife of wealthy cowboy actor and military officer Tim McCoy.
    • Age: Dec. at 59 (1913-1973)
    • Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Jacob Riis
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    Jacob August Riis (; May 3, 1849 – May 26, 1914) was a Danish-American social reformer, "muckraking" journalist and social documentary photographer. He is known for using his photographic and journalistic talents to help the impoverished in New York City; those impoverished New Yorkers were the subject of most of his prolific writings and photography. He endorsed the implementation of "model tenements" in New York with the help of humanitarian Lawrence Veiller. Additionally, as one of the most famous proponents of the newly practicable casual photography, he is considered one of the fathers of photography due to his very early adoption of flash in photography. While living in New York, Riis experienced poverty and became a police reporter writing about the quality of life in the slums. He attempted to alleviate the bad living conditions of poor people by exposing their living conditions to the middle and upper classes.
    • Age: Dec. at 65 (1849-1914)
    • Birthplace: Ribe, Denmark
  • Kåre Bluitgen
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    Kåre Bluitgen

    Kåre Bluitgen (10 May 1959) is a Danish writer and journalist whose works include a biography of Muhammad. In the 1970s Bluitgen was politically active on the Danish left, namely within the Left Socialists.
    • Age: 64