Anna Maier - On the trail of the perfect story
Anna Maier won a national writers’ competition at the tender age of 14. At 18, she was already working for one of Switzerland’s most popular private radio stations. At the age of 21, she was the country’s youngest news anchor. Back then, her boss kept asking her: "And what will you be doing when you turn 30?" Her reply was: "Still searching for the perfect story."
Anna Maier has now been an established and highly recognizable face on the Swiss media scene for more than 20 years. Her charming and disarming yet tough and direct interview style has opened many doors. At the age of 21, she interviewed Switzerland’s newly elected Federal Councillor Ruth Metzler – a portrait that drew acclaim from Kurt Felix, Switzerland’s pre-eminent television personality. He remarked that Anna Maier was better at getting information and personal anecdotes from her interviewees than any other highly experienced journalist.
Anna Maier presented the news and a daily talk format on the national news channel "Tele24" for more than six years, and was part of the team that won the TV Star award in 2005. The same year, Anna got her own quiz show, called "Eiger, Mönch und Maier". She was also voted ‘most popular presenter’ by the public. In addition to this, she was a member of the team producing the prize-winning travel magazine "EinfachLuxuriös", which led her to China, Morocco, Kenya and India.
Germany came calling in 2008. Anna Maier worked as the main presenter on the competition show "You Can Dance" on the German private television channel Sat1. Back in Switzerland, she founded "StyleMe", an online fashion boutique, leaving the company three years later when she became pregnant with her second child.
Anna Maier returned to television some weeks after giving birth to present the well-known talent show format "Switzerland’s Got Talent". She was at the same time a regular presenter on national radio station SRF3, covering special events such as the Swiss Economic Forum in Davos. She was also a member of "Focus" – a highly respected talk show featuring politics, business and cultural issues. Anna Maier has interviewed several members of the Swiss Federal Council as well as leaders of industry, opinion-makers and pioneers.
Anna Maier has been working as a news anchor and reporter on the daily television news programme "Schweiz Aktuell" from October 2014 till end of 2016. She is a consummate media professional who is dedicated to her work. Whether she is presenting the news or moderating a private panel discussion.