The most beautiful of all messages
RTL presenter Charlotte Maihoff is pregnant
13/09/2022 3:42 PM
Charlotte Maihoff, as presenter of RTL aktuell, brings both good and bad news in her work. However, the news she’s now getting is all positive: the 40-year-old can look forward to becoming a mother for the first time.
“RTL aktuell” presenter Charlotte Maihoff will soon have to quit her job: the 40-year-old is pregnant. It is the first child for the news anchor. It should be ready in February next year.
“I’m very happy! And of course I’m very excited to see how the baby will mess up our lives,” Maihoff says. “For me the most beautiful and exciting news of recent years”, she says enthusiastically according to the RTL message. However, the journalist initially did not comment on the happy event on her social media channels.
Charlotte Maihoff has been part of the “RTL aktuell” team led by Peter Kloeppel since 2017. Last year, the woman from Saarland stood in front of the camera for the first time for the “RTL Nachtjournal”. It is not yet known who will represent her during her maternity leave.
Four years of Russia correspondent
Maihoff was born in Neunkirchen (Saarland), the daughter of a German doctor and a Ghanaian entrepreneur. She studied computer science, business informatics and French linguistics in Saarbrücken. She then studied journalism at the Henri Nannen School in Hamburg. Even before graduating from high school, she worked for the youth radio station of Saarland Radio.
Before moving to RTL, she worked for Deutschlandfunk, among others, and moderated the “Tagesschau” on the former. She reported for four years as a correspondent from Russia for RTL/n-tv. Most recently, she was in front of the camera in Moscow at the start of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine.
Privately, Maihoff is committed to raising children. She also regularly supports the fundraising marathon “RTL We help children”.