Petra Gerster

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Petra Gerster
Petra Gerster 2012.JPG
Gerster in 2012
Born Gerster
(1955-01-25) 25 January 1955 (age 62)
Worms, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Occupation German television presenter
Spouse(s) Christian Nürnberger
Children 2

Petra Gerster [ˈpʰeːtʁaˈgɛᵊstɐ] (born 25 January 1955) is a German television presenter and news speaker.

Life and career[edit]

Starting in 1973, Gerster studied German studies, Slavic studies, and literature with a grant of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation at the University of Konstanz, as well as in the US and in Paris.

Gerster began her career as as a newspaper journalist with Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger. Since 1989, she has been working as TV journalist for ZDF. She was a presenter on the German women's magazine show Mona Lisa for ten years.[1]

Since 1998 Gerster has been working as anchor for ZDF's daily news magazine heute, in rotation with Christian Sievers (since 2014).

Other activities[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Petra Gerster is the sister of politician Florian Gerster and is married to journalist and politician Christian Nürnberger. They live in Mainz.


  • Petra Gerster, Christian Nürnberger: Der Erziehungsnotstand. Wie wir die Zukunft unserer Kinder retten. Berlin (Rowohlt-Verlag). 2002. ISBN 3-87134-433-8
  • Petra Gerster, Christian Nürnberger: Stark für das Leben. Wege aus dem Erziehungsnotstand. Berlin (Rowohlt-Verlag). 2003. ISBN 3-87134-464-8
  • Petra Gerster: Reifeprüfung: Die Frau von 50 Jahren. Berlin (Rowohlt-Verlag). 2007. ISBN 978-3-87134-533-3
  • Petra Gerster, Andrea Stoll: Ihrer Zeit voraus. Frauen verändern die Welt. Munich (cbj Verlag). 2009. ISBN 978-3-570-13403-0
  • Petra Gerster, Christian Nürnberger: Charakter: Worauf es bei Bildung wirklich ankommt, Berlin (Rowolth-Verlag). 2010. ISBN 978-3-87134-679-8
  • Petra Gerster: Es wächst zusammen... Wir Deutschen und die Einheit. Cologne (Lingen Verlag), 2010. ISBN 978-3-938323-61-8


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