Nadia Hasnaoui in July, 2016
|Born||10 June 1963|
|Nationality||Norwegian (formerly Moroccan)|
|Occupation||Journalist, television presenter|
Nadia Hasnaoui (Arabic نادية حسناوي) (born 10 June 1963) is a Norwegian television presenter.
Hasnaoui was born in Morocco to a Norwegian mother and Moroccan father. Her maternal grandfather was Nobel Prize–winning economist Ragnar Frisch. When she was four years old her parents divorced and she moved to Norway with her mother. In Oslo she attended a strict Catholic French kindergarten and then later a French school until fourth grade. She became a Norwegian citizen at the age of eighteen. In 1991 she married actor Kim Haugen.
During the 1980s she was a dancer, among other places at Den Nationale Scene. She was an employee of TV2 from 1993 to 2004, hosting shows such as God morgen, Norge and Jakten på det gode liv. In 2003 she was host of the television show Hasnaoui. Hasnaoui has said she was at first amused by the opportunity as it was much like a Norwegian child in Morocco having a show there called "Olsen". In 2004 she joined the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, hosting shows such as Kvitt eller dobbelt and various shows related to the Eurovision Song Contest. She speaks English, French, Italian and Norwegian.
Hasnaoui first became associated with Eurovision in 1992, when she provided the NRK radio commentary for the 1992 Contest.
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- "Running order for the voting tonight". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 26 May 2012. Due to an unknown reason as yet, Georgia did not reveal their votes, leaving only 41 countries voting in total.
|Awards and achievements|
Semi-finals: Natalia Vodianova and
Final: Alsou and Ivan Urgant
|Eurovision Song Contest presenter
(with Haddy Jatou N'jie and Erik Solbakken)
Anke Engelke, Judith Rakers and Stefan Raab
Camilla Ottesen and Remee
|Junior Eurovision Song Contest presenter
(with Stian Barsnes Simonsen)
Maureen Louys and Marcel Vanthilt