Helje Solberg

news director NRK

Helje Solberg is an award-winning journalist and News Director of NRK, the Norwegian public service broadcaster. She has been CEO/Editor of VGTV and Executive Managing Editor for VG, the largest Norwegian media house on paper and internet combined. Solberg has worked for a number of Norwegian newspapers. She has experience across all platforms in VG, where she started working as a political reporter. In 1995 she received the SKUP Award for Investigative Journalism for the so-called AUF Scandal (which led to the imprisonment of former treasures and leaders of the Worker’s Youth League for membership fraud). She was the Vice President of the World Editors Forum (WEF), and is now on the board of Oslo Editor Association and a member of SKUP’s Advisory Committee. She studied at Phillips Academy in Andover, USA (1985), and has studied Russian, social anthropology and political science at the University of Oslo, and international relations at Bosphorus University in Istanbul. Solberg is the author of Karen – a history about Alzheimer (1996).

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