Thor Gjermund Eriksen

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Thor Gjermund Eriksen (born 2 October 1966) is a Norwegian journalist and editor who has been Director-General of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation since 12 March 2013.

Born in Oslo, he was hired as a journalist in Dagbladet in 1995, and later became chief editor from 2003 to 2006. After leaving, he was hired in A-pressen where he was CEO from 2010 until January 2013. [1] He is also chairman of the board of Nettavisen [2] and was a board member in TV 2 until December 2012. [3] [4]

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He was appointed Director-General of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation on 11 December 2012 [6] and started in the position on 12 March 2013. [7]

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  1. Kristiansen, Marte Iren (December 5, 2011). "A-pressen overtar 36 aviser". Dagens Næringsliv . NTB . Retrieved December 5, 2011.
  2. Øgrim, Helge (18 December 2008). "– Grusomt år for Nettavisen". Journalisten (in Norwegian). Retrieved 21 December 2008.
  3. "Ny styreleder i TV 2". Dagens Næringsliv (in Norwegian). 15 May 2009. p. 52.
  4. Ekspert:- Burde hatt karantene (in Norwegian) E24, 12 December 2012
  5. Arve Henriksen: Thor Gjermund Eriksen blir den 11. kringkastingssjefen Aftenposten, 11 December 2012
  6. Larsen, Marius Helge & Staude, Tone (December 11, 2012). "Thor Gjermund Eriksen blir ny kringkastingssjef". NRK . Retrieved December311, 2012.Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. Nina Berglund: New NRK boss gets down to work Views and News from Norway, 12 March 2012
Media offices
Preceded by
John Olav Egeland
Chief editor of Dagbladet
Succeeded by
Lars Helle (acting)
Preceded by
Hans-Tore Bjerkaas
Director-General of the NRK