BEITOSTØLEN (Dagbladet) – It’s my first NRK broadcast, yeah.
Julie Strømsvåg gives a good laugh when Dagbladet asks what it’s like to be back on TV, for a woman who’s led sports broadcasting with a steady hand for the past 15 years – she’s only been away from the screen for a few months.
It was at the end of August that the 41-year-old was announced I swapped jobs at Viasat with NRK. From 2008 to 2021, she worked on TV2.
This weekend, she leads the stream for the first time since Viaplay replaced her with NRK’s red jacket. She describes it as incredibly fun to be with such a good, experienced group, but notes:
– I was a little nervous. It is the state channel, after all.
– Do you still feel it?
– Yes, that’s strange. I have 15-20 years of TV experience, but it’s still there. Meanwhile, I think of Marit Bjørgen saying the same thing when I went to Holmenkollen, Stromsvag says.
Need to change
The presenter has a contract with the outdoor department at NRK, but is rented for the sports part of this winter. She will be in front of the screen, among other things, in the winter studio of NRK, the toilet in Planica and the World Cup in Holmenkollen.
The woman, who over the past 15 years has led some of the world’s biggest sporting events, says she needs a change.
– I felt very appropriate to go to NRK. In a way, sports became my domain, a safe zone. At the same time, I’ve been in sports since 2007, and I know I need a little challenge and journalistic promotion in other professional areas. I made it clear that this is probably the main trigger.
Strømsvåg is vague and secretive when it comes to other areas:
– I can’t say much about it at the moment, but I hope there will be some new and exciting missions.
– We’re talking about entertainment, right?
– It’s very open there. We’ll have to wait and see. There is not much to reveal now.
The World Cup cross-country skiing competition continues with the women’s and men’s 10K Classic on Saturday. If there is any doubt – NRK is broadcasting the race weekend.
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