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Clement Behrendt Kjersgaard (born 1975 in Copenhagen)

BIOGRAPY: Having worked for the Danish Broadcasting Corporation since 2004 Clement has anchored no less than 14 TV-shows and a number of specials. His assignments include soon to be 7 years with the flagship current affairs show “Debatten” (which he relaunched in 2010 and has anchored since). He debuted as the host of an award winning phone-in-show on religious matters (“Talk to God”) and has also anchored the daily news magazine “Deadline” (2004, 2008). For the remainder of his work he has both served as anchor and creator – primarily for a number of talk shows and interview programs spanning both politics, fine arts and pop culture (from 2005 leading up to “Vi ses hos Clement” which premiered in 2014 and is one of the most talked about television shows in the country). Twice he has visited the United States – in 2007 he did a 12-part series on American politics and society, including interviews with the legendary professor Harold Bloom, professor Francis Fukuyama, Nobel Prize Winner Joseph Stiglitz, former assistant secretary of defense Richard Perle and presidential hopeful John McCain. In 2015, he did a series about filmmakers at the renowned Sundance Film Festival (“Clement på Sundance”).

Academic career:
1992-1994: International Baccalaureate at the United World College of Hong Kong (pioneering year)
1994-1997: BA PPE at the University of Oxford (St. Hugh’s College)
1998-2002: BA Political Science from the University of Copenhagen

Broadcasting:
2004-: Anchor/editor with the Danish Broadcasting Corporation

Publishing and more:
2002-: Founder/publisher of the current affairs magazine RÆSON (www.raeson.dk)
2011-: Founder/director of Vidensfestival (Festival of Knowledge)

Awards and distinctions:
- Recipient of the Danish Publicist Prize 2011
- Recipient of Berlingskes Journalists’ Award 2013
- Winner of three Danish Television Awards 2004, 2007, 2011
- Named the most influential journalist in Denmark by the Journalists’ Association Magazine “Journalisten”, 2011

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