Lise Rønne (born 1 November 1978 in Viborg) is a Danish journalist and television presenter, best known in Denmark for presenting four seasons of X Factor as well as two seasons of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. She is best known outside Denmark for presenting the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014.

Lise Rønne
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Rønne presenting the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014
Born (1978-11-01) 1 November 1978 (age 41)
OccupationJournalist, television presenter
Years active2002–present
EmployerDanmarks Radio
Known forHosting X Factor and the Eurovision Song Contest 2014
Partner(s)Mikkel Lucas Overby
Nikolaj Koppel, Lise Rønne and Pilou Asbæk during the first dress rehearsal of the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.


Rønne attended Viborg Katedralskole, graduating in 1997 to pursue a bachelor's degree in media studies from Aarhus University and a diploma in journalism.[1]


Rønne began her journalistic career at the age of 22, as a production assistant on MTV in London.[2] On returning to Denmark, she began presenting shows such as Boogie, Dagens Danmark and Ungefair on DR1 and Rundfunk on TV 2.

In 2005, Rønne was offered the chance to replace Andrea Elisabeth Rudolph as co-presenter of TV 2's Vild med dans, but rejected the offer in order to pursue a journalistic career at Danmarks Radio (DR),[3] working for TV Avisen alongside Dagens Danmark on 1 January 2006, before joining the team behind DR1's Aftenshowet on 1 January 2007. Having worked initially as a researcher and reporter, Rønne was appointed editor of the show on 1 August 2007, and first stood in for regular presenter Louise Wolff on 3 March 2008.

She has hosted four seasons of X Factor: 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012, but announced on 8 March 2012 that the fifth series of the show in 2012 would be her last as host.[4]

Rønne worked as editor of Fakten og Livsstil for DR Medier between 2011 and 2013, before leaving DR in 2012 to become a freelancer. DR announced on 22 May 2015 that she would return to DR as the regular presenter of Aftenshowet from 1 August.[5]

Rønne also presented DR's annual fundraising initiative Danmarks Indsamling on 6 February 2016 alongside Ulla Essendrop.[6]

Eurovision Song ContestEdit

Rønne was the Danish spokesperson at the 2011 Contest, announcing the results of the combined Danish jury and public vote.[7]

She has also presented two editions of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix: in 2011 alongside Felix Smith and in 2013 alongside Sofie Lassen-Kahlke and Louise Wolff.[8]

DR announced on 4 February 2014 that Rønne would present the 2014 Contest in Copenhagen alongside Pilou Asbæk and Nikolaj Koppel.[9][10]

Personal lifeEdit

Rønne has been in a relationship with Mikkel Lucas Overby since the end of 2008.[11] The couple live in a townhouse in Østerbro, just north of Copenhagen,[12] with their two children, a boy called Nelson (born 18 March 2010)[13][14] and a girl called Eva (born 5 September 2012).[12][15] She has previously been linked with actor Rune Tolsgaard and journalist Nikolaj Thomassen.[11]

Rønne is also an ambassador for the Danish Refugee Council. In October 2015, she travelled to Lebanon with fellow ambassador Jesper Christensen to witness first-hand how the organisation helps Syrian refugees in the country.[16]



Year Title Channel Role
2002-03, 2008–09 Boogie DR1 Presenter
2003 Zulu bingo TV 2 Presenter (as Boogie-Lise)
Det store juleshow DR1 Presenter
2004 Danish Music Awards TV 2 Presenter (Årets danske cover)
Rundfunk Presenter
Kongeligt bryllup Reporter
Bryllupsfeber – 3 dage i maj
2005 Clement direkte med Clement Kjersgaard DR2 Writer
Ungefair DR1 Presenter
2006 Dagens Danmark
2008 Joachim og Marie Reporter
aHA! Guest
Danmarks Indsamling Presenter (live from Øksnehallen)
2008-09, 2011–12 X Factor Presenter
2008-09, 2011–12, 2014-present Aftenshowet
2011 Dansk Melodi Grand Prix Presenter (alongside Felix Smith)
Eurovision Song Contest 2011 Danish spokesperson
2012 Her er dit liv Presenter
Zulu Awards 2012 - Den røde løber TV 2 Zulu
2013 Dansk Melodi Grand Prix DR1 Presenter (alongside Sofie Lassen-Kahlke and Louise Wolff)
2014 Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Presenter (alongside Pilou Asbæk and Nikolaj Koppel)
2016 Go'morgen Danmark Presenter
Danmarks Indsamling Presenter (alongside Ulla Essendrop)


  1. ^ "Om" [About]. Lise Rønne (in Danish). Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  2. ^ Kjærsgaard, Jørgen (6 March 2009). "Lise Rønne: Nej tak til at deltage i X Factor" [Lise Rønne: No thank you to participating in X Factor]. Fyens Stiftstidende (in Danish). Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  3. ^ Pedersen, Christina C. (4 January 2009). "Lise Rønne: Jeg er ikke et glansbillede" [Lise Rønne: I am not a picture postcard]. B.T. (in Danish). Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  4. ^ Bygbjerg, Søren (8 March 2012). "Derfor stopper Lise Rønne i X Factor" [Therefore Lise Rønne finishes with X Factor]. Danmarks Radio (in Danish). Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  5. ^ Rask, Christian (22 May 2015). "Lise Rønne kommer tilbage til DR" [Lise Rønne comes back to DR]. Danmarks Radio (in Danish). Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  6. ^ Skriver Bak, Lene (2 January 2016). "Lise Rønne og Ulla Essendrop i spidsen for Danmarks Indsamling 2016" [Lise Rønne and Ulla Essendrop to front Danmarks Indsamling 2016]. Billed Bladet (in Danish). Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  7. ^ Bygbjerg, Søren (29 April 2011). "Lise uddeler Danmarks point" [Lise awards Denmark's points]. Danmarks Radio (in Danish). Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  8. ^ Christensen, Pernille (10 December 2010). "Fra X Factor til Melodi Grand Prix" [From X Factor to Dansk Melodi Grand Prix]. Ekstra Bladet (in Danish). Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  9. ^ Siim, Jarmo (4 February 2014). "Koppel, Asbæk, Rønne to host Eurovision 2014". Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  10. ^ Heritage, Stuart (6 February 2014). "Borgen star to host Eurovision, but can Kasper cope with the kitsch?". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  11. ^ a b Jensen, Jacob Heinel (14 November 2008). "Lise Rønne: Forelsket igen" [Lise Rønne: in love again]. B.T. (in Danish). Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  12. ^ a b de Fries, Helle Skram; Bergman, Jan (6 September 2012). "Babylykke – nu har Lise Rønne født" [Baby joy – now Lise Rønne has given birth]. Billed Bladet (in Danish). Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  13. ^ Salomonsen, Katja Maria (21 March 2010). "Lise Rønne har født" [Lise Rønne has given birth]. B.T. (in Danish). Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  14. ^ Sejr-Nørgaard, Sisse (22 March 2010). "Rønnes søn skal hedde Nelson" [Rønne's son will be called Nelson]. B.T. (in Danish). Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  15. ^ Bondesen, Lise (16 November 2012). "Lise Rønne: Det skal min datter hedde" [Lise Rønne: my daughter must be called..]. Se og Hør (in Danish). Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  16. ^ de Fries, Helle Skram (21 October 2015). "Lise Rønne stærkt berørt" [Lise Rønne strongly affected]. Billed Bladet (in Danish). Retrieved 9 June 2016.

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Preceded by
  Petra Mede
Eurovision Song Contest presenter
(with Pilou Asbæk and Nikolaj Koppel)

Succeeded by
  Arabella Kiesbauer, Alice Tumler and Mirjam Weichselbraun