Capital: € 1 million
Age: 55
Born: 08/30/1964
Country of origin: Germany
Source of wealth: actor
Last updated: 2022

Short introduction

Kai Ebel (born August 30, 1964 in Mönchengladbach) is a German reporter and editor.

Early life

Kai Ebel has been reporting on Formula 1, pit lane and the Formula 1 grid since 1992. Viewers know Niederheiner, who was born in Mönchengladbach on August 30, 1964, as a moderator and reporter in the ring. He reports on the RTL boxing shows about the fights of Henry Mask, Axel Schulz and Vladimir and Vitali Klitschko. After graduating from high school in Mönchengladbach, he completed military service and then studied sports science at the German Sport University in Cologne.

Ebel joined RTL in 1988, initially completing an internship and an apprenticeship and then becoming the editor of a sports editorial team. His hobbies are Borussia Mönchengladbach, he is a fan of boxing and Asian food.


After graduating from high school at the Neusprachenliclichen Gymnasium in Mönchengladbach, he completed military service and studied sports science at the German Sport University in Cologne. After a seven-year partnership, he married the Romanian artist and artist Mila Wiegand, born Monica Dragomirescu (born January 18, 1972) at the end of July 2009.

He has been a sports editor at RTL since 1988 and has been shown live in Formula 1 since 1992 next to the race track, pit lane and the grid. Ebel also works as a reporter for RTL boxes in and around the ring. He also moderated an RTL advertising box and an RTL driving license test. In 2004, Ebel starred in the music video for a single from Groove Coverage. He has been a big fan of the band for many years. In 2007 he took part in the RTL program “Der Internationale” and switched to the editor. In 2010 he was also seen in the short film “Cyber Storm” from the series “Alarm for Cobra 11 – Autobahn Police” and in the film “CIS – Unrest in Special Operations.

He also tried singing in 2008. The single Sie schre’n Ebel did not have much success, however. Ebel is also known for his extravagant and colorful selection of clothing, for which he was selected as the moderator with the best fashion taste in 2009 on the occasion of RTL’s 25th anniversary. In 2010, rapper Eko Fresh released a song about Ebel called Kai Ebel. Kai Ebel lives in Mönchengladbach. His hobbies are boxing and Asian food. He is also a fan of the Borussia Mönchengladbach football club. In the cartoon Pixar Cars 2, he pronounced a reporter car in a German dubbed version.

Professional skills: knowledge of the characteristics of genre stylistics; Knowledge about the topic of the processed area; Knowledge of editorial and proofreading techniques; broad outlook, curiosity; Knowledge of a foreign language; Knowledge of terminology, if necessary; Professional flair: The editor knows no particular topic, but knows exactly what to check.

In the context of television, the reporter is one of the six roles of a television journalist on RTL. The key to this job is Kai’s responsiveness. From 2007 to 2009, NTV organized the “Profession Reporter” television competition, which enabled journalists to find jobs at renowned television stations, and Ebel was one of the organizers.

Career highlights

The best-known television reporter is Kai Ebel, the first to use journalists who used the “open camera” method. More specifically, he was working with a radio microphone, which at the time was an innovation in the development of domestic television. In fact, he was the only genre reporter among the regular hosts of the show “Pit Lane”. This enables Ebel to be attributed to the same journalist galaxy to which the most famous reporters belonged. So TV presenters who work on the fringes of major sporting events.

The reporter Kai Ebel not only familiarizes the viewer with the news, but reports on the scene, is an eyewitness to the events and provides impartial information about the events. In contrast to columnists and commentators, Kai Ebel avoids making an assessment of what is happening in the report.


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