Linda Zervakis, of Cretan descent, is about to become the first non-German anchorwoman of the central news Tagesschau of the state television ARD. The news program runs daily at 8 o’ clock in the evening.
The 35-year-old Greek-German made her debut TV appearance last April on the news show Tagesthemen, which is considered to be the stepping stone to the most recognized and well-known central news in Germany.
the Director of the news program, Kai Gniffle described Zervakis in the best light and predicted that should go all well she could soon be the main anchorwoman of the news.
Zervakis grew up in a tough neighborhood of Hamburg. Her parents came from Crete and migrated to Germany in the 1960′s, where they ran a kiosk to make ends meet. Zervakis would work for many years in the family business before stepping into the TV world.
After high school Zervakis worked as copywriter for an advertising company. Her career in journalism began with radio programs and evening and morning shows at ARD.