The path I took to get into moderating live events was not exactly mapped out clearly in advance. Nevertheless, it was a relatively logical progression.
It began with the study of economics and German studies. At the same time, I began working on the radio, first as an editor, later as a talk-show host of my own broadcasts.
In the 90s, I made the switch from the radio microphone to appearing in front of the camera. I had my own talk show on RTL. It was a travel and transport journalism show for the ARD. I went on to moderate sports events for DSF and RTL. Infotainment on ProSieben. A popular car magazine on VOX. And much more.
At the same time, I was moderating live events on big stages. With talk guests such as Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Dr. Reithofer, Matthias Müller, Tim Höttges, Dr. Wladimir Klitschko and many more.
In addition to the more entertainment-oriented formats, conveying knowledge was always a concern for me. As a speaker, I like to help open up horizons, adopt new perspectives, and promote a discussion culture that fosters listening and seeks balance.
I am not at all addicted to harmony. As an experienced mediator, I am especially skilled at handling conflicts. I confidently lead controversial rounds of discussion and ensure that it is not the confrontation itself but rather the arguments themselves that receive the focus.
Are you planning an event where you could use me as your moderator? Then I look forward to hearing from you.
Do you have any questions about your planned event?
I would be pleased to advise you – free of charge and without obligation.
If you have any questions or would like to book me as moderator, speaker or head of your panel discussion, please contact me at
- Büro Birte Karalus, OpernTurm, 60306 Frankfurt am Main