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Laura Wontorra’s real name is Laura Ariane Christel Wontorra-Zoller and she is a well-known German television presenter.
Laura Wontorra was born on February 26, 1989 in Bremen, Germany. She is the daughter of the TV presenter Jörg Wontorra, who is particularly well known for his work on the show “Doppelpass”, and the editor Ariane Wontorra, née Moschkau. After graduating from high school, Laura Wontorra studied media management with a focus on PR and communication from 2008 and completed her studies at the Macromedia University for Media and Communication in Cologne in September 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts and various internships, such as in the press department of the 1. FC Köln or in the editorial office of Johannes B. Kerner. She then completed a traineeship at Sky Germany.
Laura Wontorra had the first points of contact with her later profession and her passion for sport at a very young age, when her father picked her up shortly after birth, went to the window with her and told her that he would later show her the whole world and would start at the Weser Stadium.
Laura Wontorra gained her first practical experience at the age of 19. While she was learning the craft of television and journalism, she looked after various journalists and athletes in the German House during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
Laura Wontorra worked as a moderator, reporter and field reporter until June 2013 both during and after her traineeship at Sky Deutschland. She then moved to Sport1, where she also worked as a moderator and field reporter. After moving to RTL Group in March 2017, she has been presenter and reporter at RTL Nitro since the 2017/2018 season for the well-known Bundesliga Monday show. She also accompanies the broadcaster’s reporting on the qualifying matches of the German national soccer team for the World Cup. But Laura Wontorra can also be found in the entertainment sector – since 2016 she has been moderating the well-known show Ninja Warrior Germany, which is also broadcast on RTL. From 2017 and 2018 she appeared on the show The Ehrlich Brothers Present: Showdown of the World’s Greatest Magicians. In addition to moderating the UEFA Europa League games, which she took over in 2019, she has also been moderating the cooking show “Grill den Henssler” since 2020, which is shown on VOX. Laura Wontorra also interviewed well-known sports figures such as heavyweight boxer Wladimir Klitschko. In 2020, she continued to appear on the TV show “Pocher vs. Wendler – No more fun!” used as presenter on RTL.
She is now a popular Instagram star away from television with more than 300,000 followers and has developed into a real media powerwoman with a sound journalistic education and an excellent salary.
After her traineeship at Sky Germany and her move to Sport1, Laura Wontorra was voted Germany’s hottest sports presenter in 2013.
Together with goalkeeper legend Jens Lehmann and commentator Marco Hagemann, she was allowed to commentate on a game of the German national team in 2017.
“I am very grateful that Sky gave me the opportunity to try myself out and do my dream job so quickly.”
Jörg Wontorra, Laura Wontorra’s father, always watches her Monday show in a fan bar in Marbella.
Laura Wontorra also never planned to work in the same industry as her parents. Like her father, she is a big fan of the Bundesliga soccer team Werder Bremen and supports Jörg Wontorra’s Hanseatic Foundation.
Laura Wontorra has been married to athlete Simon Zoller since November 12, 2016. He is a professional soccer player and is active with the second division club VFL Bochum. At the time of their marriage, however, Simon Zoller was still playing for 1. FC Köln.