Petter Nome

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Petter Nome (2011)

Petter Nome (born 18 July 1954) is a Norwegian television personality and organizational worker.

He was born in Kristiansand, but grew up at Kampen and Ila. He did his secondary education at Oslo Cathedral School, worked odd jobs at land and sea and studied criminology at the University of Oslo. In 1978 he was hired as a journalist in Arbeiderbladet. He later co-founded the local radio station Radio Oslo. He started working for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation in 1984.[1]

He was a news anchor in Dagsrevyen, and later presented a number of weekend entertainment shows: Zikk Zakk, Zting, Nomes Ark, Rondo, Åpent Hus, Sommeråpent,[1] På'n igjen (with Hilde Hummelvoll),[2] No'me Nome, Gringos and XYZ. He hosted TV-aksjonen in 1990, the Melodi Grand Prix in 1995, Momarkedet in 1999, the millennium countdown show in 2000, as well as three Amanda award shows.[3] In 1993 he was awarded the Se og Hør readers' TV personality of the year award.[4] He has served on several boards, including Vålerenga IF Fotball, Oslo Domkor, Solo-fondet and the Sophie Prize.

In 2002 and 2003 he was an outspoken opponent of the Iraq War. In early January 2003 he created the campaign "Hello America!", in which he and other signatories asked people to send e-mails to "American News Medias" and the US presidential and vice presidential offices, where they lamented the prospect of an Iraq War.[5] This led to conflicting views with the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, and he was "relieved" of the host job of 2003's edition of Sommeråpent, and quit his job at NRK not long thereafter.[6] He was hired as director of communications in the Norwegian Refugee Council.[1] He was re-hired to work with the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation breakfast television show Frokost-TV from 2006.[7] The show was cancelled in 2008.[8] In 2009 he was hired as managing director of the Norwegian Brewers and Soft Drinks Producers.[9]

In January 2009 he married television colleague Hilde Hummelvoll. They reside in Ånnerud in Asker.[10]


  1. ^ a b c Marcussen, Tor (18 July 2004). "Har levd mange liv". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). p. 19. 
  2. ^ Lange, Odd Roar (25 March 2000). "Hilde og Petter på'n igjen". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). p. 54. 
  3. ^ Gran, Marianne (25 March 2000). "Her er resten av drømmelaget for NRK Fjernsynet". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). p. 55. 
  4. ^ "Frøya med Årets TV-navn for femte gang". Hitra-Frøya (in Norwegian). 22 December 2009. p. 13. 
  5. ^ Eliassen, Ingeborg (11 January 2003). ""Hallo Amerika" fra krigsmotstandere". Stavanger Aftenblad (in Norwegian). p. 8. . The entire petition is found at Ivar Johansen's website.
  6. ^ Alver, Vigdis (23 June 2003). "– Jeg trengte et spark bak". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). p. 18. 
  7. ^ Hagen, Gunnar Sohlberg (17 December 2005). "Noe med Nome". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). p. 58. 
  8. ^ Gudmundsdottir, Tinna (8 February 2008). "Ikke mer frokost, Petter!". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). p. 60. 
  9. ^ "Petter Nome ny øldirektør" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 18 August 2009. 
  10. ^ Byles, Anine Gutubakken (9 October 2010). "Trippel-jubel for Hilde". Budstikka (in Norwegian). pp. 52–53. 
Preceded by
Alf Tande-Petersen
Se og Hør's TV Personality of the Year
Succeeded by
Rolv Wesenlund