Humberto Tan

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Humberto Tan
Humberto Tan in 2015.JPG
Humberto Tan in 2015
Humberto Tan-A-Kiam

(1965-10-26) October 26, 1965 (age 53)
Years active1993–present
Known forDutch radio and television presenter, sports journalist and writer
TitleMeester in de rechten
Humberto Tan

Humberto Tan-A-Kiam (born 26 October 1965), better known as Humberto Tan, is a Dutch radio and television presenter, sports journalist and writer of Surinamese descent.


After obtaining his vwo-diploma Tan studied law at the University of Amsterdam, where he obtained his law degree. He made his television debut on Sonja Barend's talk show as a member of De tafel van 7 (English: "The table of 7"). In 1991 the AVRO hired Tan as editor for the television program Forza TV, which he quickly after started presenting together with Jessica Broekhuis. Two years later he moved to Studio Sport and presented the NOS Journal for some time.

In 1999 Tan was chosen as best dressed Dutchman,[who?] after which he started his own clothing line.

In 2005 Tan moved to the new television channel Talpa, where he was a sports expert at NSE and presenter of Café de Sport. On 12 July 2007 it was announced that Tan would be transferred to RTL Nederland, where he presented Sunday-night premier league soccer. In 2013 he made a guest appearance on the sketch show TV Kantine as Isaac from The Love Boat.[1]

From 2008 until the summer of 2012 Tan presented De Wedstrijden from the pay TV channel Eredivisie Live. He did a voiceover for the Dutch version of the animation movie Surf's Up in 2007.[2] In 2009 he provided the Dutch voice of Buck the Weasel in the movie Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.[3]

Tan appeared regularly on radio channel 538 when the usual DJ Edwin Evers was on vacation. He also was a substitute from 2008 to 2012 for the RTL4 TV program RTL Boulevard.[4] From October 2010 to March 2012 Tan presented the program On the Move for BNR Nieuwsradio. Since 2012 it has been called BNR Humberto Tan. It was broadcast every workday from 6:00AM to 9:30AM.

From 26 August 2013 until 8 June 2018 Tan presented the TV talk show RTL Late Night on RTL 4. He presented this show more than a thousand times. Because of falling viewership ratings he was replaced by Twan Huys, who couldn't save the show from its eventual cancellation on March 4 2019.[5]

In 2014 Tan released a cd box with his favorite dancing music on it. This 'soundbook' is called Let's Dance and was converted into a live event. On 29 and 30 October 2015 Tan presented the first edition of Let's Dance in the Ziggo Dome.

In 2016 Tan won the first season of the program Jachtseizoen broadcast by StukTV. He was also the winner of the first season of the program The Perfect Picture, broadcast by RTL 4. In May 2018 it was announced that Tan would be the new presenter of the programs Dance Dance Dance and Holland's Got Talent.[6][7] Since 2019 Tan has presented the show Voetbal Inside.

Charitable work[edit]

Tan is a board member at the foundation Suriprofs & Slachtofferhulp Fund. Since 2002 he has also been an ambassador of the Dutch Red Cross, since 2016 an ambassador for the Johan Ferrier fund, and since 2005 an ambassador for the World Wide Fund for Nature.[8] Since 2015 he has been a board member for the Slachtofferhulp Fund. He is also an adviser for the Court in Overijssel.[9]


Television as presenter
Year Production Remarks
1991 – 1993 Forza TV Presenter
1993 – 2005 NOS Journaal, NOS Studio Sport & NOS Studio Voetbal Presenter
2005 – 2006 Café de Sport Presenter
2007 – 2008 RTL Sport (Eredivisie) Presenter
2008 Mijn man kan niet dansen Presenter
2008 – 2012 RTL Boulevard Permanent replacement
2008 – 2013 Eredivisie Live Presenter
2013 – 2018 RTL Late Night Presenter
2016 Het zijn net mensen Presenter
2017 – Present The Big Music Quiz Presenter
2018 – Present Dance Dance Dance Presenter
2018 – Present Holland's Got Talent Presenter
2019 – Present VTBL Presenter
Television as actor
Year Production Remarks
2007 Surf's up Voice-over
2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Voice-over for the Buck de Wezel
2013 TV Kantine Isaac from The Love Boat


Radio as presenter
Jaar Productie Opmerkingen
2009 Evers Staat Op Temporarily replacement
2010 – 2013 On the Move / BNR Humberto Tan Presenter


In March 2014 Tan was chosen by his colleagues as best TV Presenter at The TV-Screens. He also received in both 2014 and 2016 the Silver Televizier-Ster Man.[10] On 25 January 2016 Tan was proclaimed by media magazine Broadcast Magazine as News Presenter of the Year 2015.[11] In October 2016 he won the Sonja Barend Award.

Private life[edit]

Tan has two daughters (born in 1998 and 2001) and one son (born in 2008).[12]


  • 2000 - Het Surinaamse legioen, Surinaamse voetballers in de eredivisie 1954-2000
  • 2002 - Het Kleine Verschil (a photo book for the Red Cross)
  • 2012 - Rondom Tan
  • 2014 - Rondom Tan woman
  • 2014 - Als winnen makkelijk was, zou iedereen het doen, Tan's best sport stories


  1. ^ "TV Kantine sluit af met Love Boat-special". Mediacourant. 23 February 2013.
  2. ^ Coen Brandhorst (27 June 2007). "Tijdelijke klus voor Humberto Tan". Algemeen Dagblad.
  3. ^ "Humberto Tan leent stem aan nieuwe Ice Age-film". Trouw. 26 May 2009.
  4. ^ "Humberto Tan voor laatste keer in RTL Boulevard". Mediacourant. 3 July 2012.
  5. ^ Humberto Tan moet stoppen met RTL Late Night, Twan Huys volgt hem op,, 28 February 2018
  6. ^ "Humberto Tan nieuwe presentator Dance Dance Dance". 28 May 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Humberto Tan presenteert Holland's Got Talent". 24 May 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  8. ^ Humberto Tan bij het Rode Kruis
  9. ^ "Humberto Tan wordt rechtbankadviseur". Telegraaf (in Dutch). 2014-11-13. Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  10. ^ Jef Willemsen (16 October 2014). "Humberto Tan wint Zilveren Televizier-Ster Man 2014". Televisier.
  11. ^ Humberto Tan Omroepman van het Jaar, De Telegraaf, 25 January 2015
  12. ^ "Interview met Humberto Tan". Libelle. 12 January 2012.