Hanna Stjärne
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Sveriges Television



As chief of the biggest media organization in Sweden, Stjärne is among a handful of European TV execs invited to join a high-level task force advising the EU Commission on how to counteract the spread of online disinformation. Getting the news right is important to Stjärne, who joined Swedish Radio as a political reporter in 1997 and became CEO 10 years later. In 2010, she was named the country’s Media Amazon, a prize awarded to the best female manager in the media business. More recently, she has supported the #MeToo movement in region, launching investigative programs exposing workplace sexism and harassment. In 2016, she received an Emmy for the reality series “The Great Swedish Adventure,” about Swedes in the U.S. returning to their roots.


  • Sveriges Radio
  • Sveriges Television
  • Upsala Nya Tidning


  • Stockholm University (Sweden)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • Women's Impact
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