Several NRK profiles will become US correspondents

Several NRK profiles will become US correspondents
Several NRK profiles will become US correspondents

NRK journalist and former Asia correspondent Peter Svaar applies for the USA.
Photo: Screenshot NRK Urix

Former correspondents among the applicants.

Several high-profile foreign journalists within NRK, and some from outside, have applied for the advertised position as US correspondent, according to a look at the public applicant list.

Among the NRK applicants we find former Asia correspondents Peter Svaarformer US correspondent Anders Tvegårdforeign journalist Oda Eggesbø Ottesen, NRK Sørlandet journalist Siv Kristin Sællmann and Supernytt reporter Matheo Dolva.

See the full list at the bottom of the article.

– Good for NRK

– I am applying because I have a lot to do on such an exciting continent, writes Anders Tvegård to the Journalist.

– The correspondent job is one of the coolest and most demanding jobs you can have as a journalist. The US and Central America have changed since my previous term, writes Tvegård, and refers to developments in AI, greater division and polarization, and more people moving around in search of a better life.

Foreign journalist Anders Tvegård has applied to return to the United States.
Photo: Tom Hansen / NTB

He adds:

– The run-up to the presidential election in the United States in 2024 is underway, an election and a circus that promises to be a battle for reality. The outcome may end up in the history books and the choice of path may have consequences for support for Ukraine. It is impossible not to raise your hand when such a chance presents itself. There are many applicants and many good candidates. It’s good for NRK!

Peter Svaar has no comment on questions from the Journalist about why he is applying for a correspondent position again, and why the USA in particular.

– I can confirm that I have applied, but do not wish to comment beyond that, he writes in an email.

More applicants outside NRK

Henrik Østensen Heldahl, political journalist in Nettavisen, is also on the applicant list. He has long been involved in precisely the USA and American politics, and has for several years been a contributor to the website and the podcast Amerikanspolitikk.

The Washington DC-based freelance journalist Ole Morten Orset, former US correspondent for P4, has applied for the position. So has a Vårt Land journalist Sondre Bjørdal and Klassekampen journalist Ole Øyvind Sand Holth.

NRK advertised the position after Lars Os announced that he was returning home to Norway in the summer and wanted to be replaced.

The correspondent period is three years, with the possibility of a one-year extension, NRK stated in the job advertisement.

Start-up is planned for late summer/autumn this year.

Medier24 discussed the applicant list on Wednesday.

These have applied:

  • Martínez, Susana (24), Oslo
  • Toverud, Simen Andreas (25) journalist, Oslo
  • Johnsen, Ulrik Øen (27), Oslo
  • Bondevik, Simen (22) political communications advisor, Oslo
  • Kireesan, Ladush (19), extra, Oslo
  • Ottesen, Oda Eggesbø (27), foreign journalist, Oslo
  • Skjellum, Hanne (41), journalist, Oslo
  • Thelen, Dialyn (26), Oslo
  • Dolva, Matheo (23), reporter, Oslo
  • Tvegård, Anders (47), journalist, Oslo
  • Rojahn, Henrik Hamer (26), copywriter and journalist
  • Wium, Solvår (28), international coordinator, Malmö
  • Bjørdal, Sondre (42), news leader, debate moderator, reporter, Oslo
  • Roth, Håkon Rehaug (28), filmmaker, Trondheim
  • Alyasan, Irman (23) Social Media Manager, Kristiansand
  • Sællmann, Siv Kristin (58), journalist, Kristiansand
  • Barlaup, Vebjørn (31), reporter, breaking, Oslo
  • Holth, Ole Øyvind Sand (35), foreign journalist, Oslo
  • Hatlebakk, Peter Sebastian (36), PhD student, Bergen
  • Djukastein, Bjørne Østrem (28), journalist/reporter, Oslo
  • Svaar, Peter (43), political reporter, Oslo
  • Orset, Ole Morten (52), journalist in the USA/freelance, USA
  • Heldahl, Henrik Østensen (30), political journalist, Oslo,
  • Asperheim, Julian August Lara (28), video journalist, Oslo
  • Johansen, Stian Songkran (25), Junior Creative Video Editor, USA
  • Jaspe, Phoebe (30), filmmaker, Tromsø
  • Rom, Daniel (22), server, USA
  • Petersen, Ina (33), co-founder & co-managing director, Oslo


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