Nebel majored in german studies, english studies and pedagogy at Humboldt University of Berlin. After completing her degree she began appearing on German television. In 1980s she worked for Deutscher Fernsehfunk (DFF). In 1989 she hosted her own television show Sprungbrett. After Die Wende she worked for German broadcaster ARD, NDR and MDR. From June 1994 to 2003 she presented Schlager show Feste der Volksmusik on ARD. She has been presenting Willkommen bei Carmen Nebel and Die schönsten Weihnachts-Hits since January 2004 on ZDF. Nebel lives in Berlin and has one child.
- Literature by and about Carmen Nebel in the German National Library catalogue
- ZDF:Biography Carmen Nebel