Kåre Valebrokk

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Kåre Valebrokk opening an art exhibition at Bergen Kunstmuseum, May 2009

Kåre Valebrokk (17 December 1940 – 9 February 2013[1]) was a Norwegian journalist and television executive. He was editor-in-chief and administrative director of TV 2 from October 1999 until June 2007, when he retired. He was the father of economist and editor Per Valebrokk.

Valebrokk started his media career as a journalist in Morgenbladet from 1962 to 1968, and was later a journalist in Verdens Gang from 1979 to 1985.[2] In 1985, Valebrokk was appointed editor-in-chief of the newspaper Dagens Næringsliv, a position he held until he joined TV 2 in 1999. From 1989 he was also the CEO of Norges Handels- og Sjøfartstidende AS, the company that published the newspaper. He has advocated libertarian views, like flat tax.[3]

After his retirement from TV 2, Valebrokk wrote a weekly column for Aftenposten, and, among other tasks, was chairman of the Bergen Art Museum.

According to his son, Valebrokk died in his sleep on 9 February 2013. He was 72 years old.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  2. ^ Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Kåre Valebrokk". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 18 May 2009. 
  3. ^ Valebrokk, Kåre (26 October 2003). "Det knirker fra krutthornet". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). Retrieved 27 October 2008. [dead link]

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Preceded by
Eric Cameron
Chief editor of Dagens Næringsliv
Succeeded by
Amund Djuve
Preceded by
Arne A. Jensen
CEO of TV 2
Succeeded by
Alf Hildrum