Sabine Zimmermann (TV host)

Sabine Zimmermann (22 July 1951 – 1 May 2020) was a German Television host and producer, mainly known for her involvement with popular crime-solving programme Aktenzeichen XY ... ungelöst.

Sabine Zimmermann
Born(1951-07-22)22 July 1951
Died1 May 2020(2020-05-01) (aged 68)
OccupationTelevision presenter, producer
Known forAktenzeichen XY ... ungelöst


Zimmermann was the adopted daughter of journalist and television presenter Eduard Zimmermann, who died in 2009. She had originally aimed for a different career path, successfully completing training as a police photographer and working for the Munich Police Department for seven years.[1] However, in 1983, after finishing business training, she joined her adoptive father's Ismaning-based production company as its managing director.[1]

Between 1987 and 2001, she co-hosted Aktenzeichen XY ... ungelöst, first alongside her father and later with Butz Peters.[2] She continued to be the show's producer until 2011.[3]

Zimmermann died on 1 May 2020, following a short, but severe illness.[4]


  1. ^ a b Steinkuhl, Hendrik (14 October 2015). "ZDF feiert heute 500. Sendung: "Aktenzeichen XY": Sabine Zimmermann im Gespräch" (in German). Die Welt. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Der leise Abschied der Sabine Zimmermann" (in German). NOZ. 17 January 2002. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  3. ^ "«XY»-Assistentin: Was wurde aus Sabine Zimmermann?". (in German). 10 January 2016. Archived from the original on 5 October 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Bekannt durch "Aktenzeichen XY": Moderatoring Sabine Zimmermann gestorben" (in German). n-tv. 4 May 2020. Retrieved 6 May 2020.