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Who is Alexander Bommes?
Alexander Bommes is a German sports and television presenter. On January 21, 1976, the former professional handball player was born in Kiel. He was married to TV presenter Julia Westlake for many years, with whom he also has two sons named Jonathan and Benjamin. The two have been separated since 2016, although the reason for the separation has always been kept secret. After his first division career in handball, Alexander Bommes successfully completed his law studies. After completing the first state examination, Bommes begins a traineeship at NDR, which in November 2007 leads to him moderating the “Hamburger Journal”, the main news program for Hamburg. Since then he has worked his way up the tv business and always impresses with his likeable manner in front of the camera.
Handball and television career of Alexander Bommes
Before he went into the world of television, he played for TSV Bayer Dormagen and VFL Gummersbach in the Handball Bundesliga. From Gummersbach it went back to the second division team TSV Altenholz, where he was even the top scorer of the team and was able to score an impressive 824 goals in 132 second division games. In the 2005/06 season, he was top scorer in the second Bundesliga North with 293 goals in 38 games before announcing the end of his career in 2008. He has been in front of the camera for the “Hamburger Journal” since 2007, because the head of the state radio station at the time had the courage to throw an unknown newcomer into the deep end. Then as now, the smart presenter was very well received by both young and old. He always seems competent and fun-loving, which is why it quickly became clear to many that NDR was probably not the end of his television career. As it turned out, that wasn’t the case. From 2012 he moderated the popular quiz program “Gefraged – Gejagt”, which was initially only seen on NDR before it made it into the evening program of ARD in 2015. On top of that, Alexander Bommes has the talk show “Tietjen und Bommes” with Bettina Tietjen, which can be seen on NDR’s Friday evening program. Since 2015, Alexander Bommes can also be seen in the first as a moderator of the “ARD Sportschau”. At the ARD, he also guides the viewer confidently and professionally through the 2016 European Football Championship and the 2019 Handball World Cup. Whether “normal” or an absolute celebrity, Alexander Bommes always manages to find the right words and always convinces with great things Charm.
Highlights of Alexander Bommes’ career
Alexander Bommes has a number of successes to show for both in terms of sport and television. For example, he became top scorer in the 2nd Bundesliga North. Further highlights are likely to be the respective “ascents” in the television business, in which he gained a better foothold from year to year and has now “sort of” reached the top. As he also emphasized in interviews, his two sons are among his personal career highlights, which shows how down-to-earth and likeable Alexander Bommes is.
Famous quotes from Alexander Bommes
“I don’t have stage fright. I can hardly sit down at home and practice conversations” – a statement that shows how relaxed Alexander Bommes takes his life. He goes into every TV program impartially and impresses with his quick wit and likeable demeanor.
“I am impatient and have incredibly high standards – also for others. I’m a fan of team sports in all areas of life, I don’t let anything slip and I want everyone to burn.” – Alexander Bommes has always been a real team player. In both sports and TV, Alexander Bommes prefers to be with colleagues rather than alone. The other part of his statement underscores how much ambition he showed in all aspects of his life.
Success tips from Alexander Bommes
As already mentioned in his quote, Alexander Bommes loves many team sports. He likes teamwork and prefers to work in a group than alone. Traditional values still really count for him and selfishness seems a foreign concept to him. “Together to the goal” – that’s the best way to describe the motto for his life.