Fredrik Skavlan

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Fredrik Skavlan
Fredrik Skavlan (2012).jpg
Skavlan in 2012
Born (1966-09-02) 2 September 1966 (age 52)
Oslo, Norway
OccupationTV host, journalist, cartoonist
Notable workFørst & sist (1998–2007)
Skavlan (2009–present)

Fredrik Skavlan (born 2 September 1966) is a Norwegian TV host, journalist, and cartoonist.

Early life[edit]

Skavlan was born on 2 September 1966 in Oslo, Norway.[citation needed]


From 1998 to 2007 Skavlan hosted the talk show Først & sist (First & Last), which attracted more than one million viewers every Friday evening. He won the 1999 Norwegian Television Award for best host. After taking a break from the Norwegian public broadcaster NRK, he was persuaded to host his own show for Sweden's SVT in the spring of 2009, Skavlan.[1]

Skavlan won the Swedish Television Award for Best Television Host, the first Norwegian to do so.[citation needed] In the autumn of 2009 the program started broadcasting on both NRK and SVT. Since autumn 2013 the show is also broadcast on the Danish secondary channel DR2.

Skavlan originally worked as a journalist and cartoonist for several Norwegian newspapers, including Morgenbladet and Dagbladet. He has also illustrated several books, including Unni Lindell's children's book Nifse Nella og nattskolen (Spooky Stella and the Night School) (2008).[1]




Year Nominee/work Award Result
1999 Først & sist (First & Last) Norwegian Television Award Won
2011 Skavlan Swedish Television Award Won


  1. ^ a b "Gullrekkas gissel". (in Norwegian). 4 September 2004. Retrieved 14 April 2018.

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