May 17, 2022

Anne-Katrine Hegna Hærland (born March 27, 1972 in Oslo) is a Norwegian comedian and presenter who is best known from the entertainment program Nytt på nytt on NRK. In 2005 she published the humorous book War and peace and religion and politics and such, and in 2007 she and Eyvind Hellstrøm published the cookbook Inn med sølvskje: bagatellemat made understandable.


Hærland started working as a lighting technician at NRK in 1993. After that, she was employed by NRK's ​​U-editorial staff and worked there for a month. In the autumn of 1996, she made her debut as a presenter in the series Direct Happiness, which aired on NRK2. In the autumn of 1997, she became the host of her own show, Bombay Surprise (NRK2), then in the program Bla, bla, bla in 2000. Hærland is especially known for her participation in the program Nytt på nytt, where she was a regular panelist together with Knut Nærum and Jon Almaas from 1999 to 2007. She received the audience award for Nytt again during Gullruten 2007. In 2012 she left NRK after 15 years and went to TVNorge where she got her own talk show, Anne-Kat. The talk show premiered in the spring of 2013, but had low ratings. On 2 March 2016, it was announced that TVNorge will not renew the contract with Hærland when it expires. In the autumn of 2013, she was again seen as a panelist in Nytt again on NRK. By agreement with Knut Nærum, she will together with him form a pure Halden panel. In the spring of 2022, Hærland was awarded the honorary prize under the Golden Route 2022.

On stage

Hærland has also performed as a stand-up comedian for several years and has won the class best stand-up artist during the Comedy Award 2003, 2006 and 2009. In 2003 she had great success with the one-man show I am not Dina, and in 2006 and 2007 she was relevant with the performance Taken by the Wine. In 2008, Hærland was relevant with the show Gift, but no fanatic at Latter in Oslo. In 2012, she was current with a new show; The Pursuit of Honesty. By the autumn of 2013, a total of 201 performances have been staged.

Family and private

Anne-Kat. is the grandson of politician and editor Trond Hegna. She received some attention in 2003 when she drove a car and collided under the influence of alcohol. For this, she was sentenced in 2004 to 30 days unconditional imprisonment, fined 90,000 kroner and lost her driver's license for two years. She had a blood alcohol level of 1.26 and collided twice; once with a parked car and once with a car where there were two people. During Nytt på Nytt on 14 November 2003, Hærland's drunk driving was joked about, which several people reacted negatively to. Hærland apologized for the incident and said "It's like a little nightmare. Personally, I'm just very sorry. ”In 2007, she married journalist Espen Hauglid. They divorced in 2009. In 2017, she married a former teenage girlfriend. In 2016, it became known that she had the eye disease retinitis pigmentosa. She was diagnosed in the mid-1990s. The disease gradually makes her eyesight worse, and when it is dark she can hardly see. She can no longer drive a car either.

At sea

In February 2015, it became known that she would sail to Antarctica with Jarle Andhøy in his new boat after the loss of Berserk II. The voyage was filmed and broadcast on TVNorge under the title Berserk - in the waters of the pioneers. After Andhøy was prosecuted for breach of the duty to report in connection with his voyages to Antarctica, Hærland had to testify in court in February 2016.

Program Manager Jobs

TV2013 Anne-Kat. on TVNorge 2010–11 Lyngbø and Hærlands Big Bang on NRK1 2009–10 Anne-Kat. watching TV on NRK1 1999–07 New again on NRK1 2000 Blah, blah, blah NRK1 1997 Bombay Surprise on NRK2 1996–97 Direct happiness on NRK2Radio1998 Absolutely on NRK P1 The men's department on NRK P1


War and peace and religion and politics and such (Aschehoug, 2005, ISBN 8203231713) In with a silver spoon: trivial food made understandable (Pantagruel, 2007, ISBN 9788279002956, with Eyvind Hellstrøm)

Awards and nominations


External links

Official website (en) Anne