Gísli Marteinn Baldursson

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Gísli Marteinn Baldursson
Born (1972-02-26) 26 February 1972 (age 50)
Reykjavík, Iceland
NationalityIcelandic
Alma materUniversity of Iceland
University of Edinburgh
OccupationTelevision host
EmployerRÚV
Known forLaugardagskvöld með Gísla Marteini
Vikan með Gísla Marteini

Gísli Marteinn Baldursson (born 26 February 1972) is an Icelandic television host and a former politician. He is known for hosting the talk shows Laugardagskvöld með Gísla Marteini and Vikan með Gísla Marteini as well as the Icelandic broadcasts of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Early life

Gísli grew up in Hólar in Breiðholt where he lived until his twenties when he moved to Vesturbær.[1]

Television career

Gísli Marteinn started working at RÚV in 1997, first as a journalist and later as a programmer.[2] He was the initiator of the show Kastljós in 2000. In 2002, he started hosting the talk show Laugardagskvöld með Gísla Marteini.[3] In 2003, he won the Edda Award for Best Television Personality. In 2013 he hosted the show Sunnudagsmorgun.[4]

He hosted the Icelandic broadcasts of the Eurovision Song Contest from 1999 to 2005 and again from 2016.[5]

Political career

Gísli Marteinn was a city ​​representative for the Independence Party in the Reykjavík City Council from 2005 to 2013. He was previously a debuty representative from 2003 to 2005.[6][7] He left politics in 2013 an returned to television.[8]

References

  1. ^ Aðalheiður Ámundadóttir (13 May 2022). "Hlustar til að verða betri manneskja". Fréttablaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  2. ^ "Gísli Marteinn Baldursson". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). 24 February 2012. p. 38. Retrieved 10 February 2022.
  3. ^ Skarphéðinn Guðmundsson (6 October 2002). "Á tali við Gísla Martein". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). p. 6. Retrieved 10 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Þáttur Gísla fer í loftið á sunnudaginn". Viðskiptablaðið (in Icelandic). 24 October 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2022.
  5. ^ Laufey Helga Guðmundsdóttir (13 May 2016). "Gísli Marteinn snýr aftur í Eurovision". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 10 February 2022.
  6. ^ "Gísli Marteinn hættir í borgarstjórn". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 25 September 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2022.
  7. ^ Jóhann Hauksson (13 January 2010). "Keyptu sér velvild borgarfulltrúa". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). Retrieved 10 February 2022.
  8. ^ "Gísli Marteinn hættir í stjórnmálum". RÚV (in Icelandic). 25 September 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2022.

External links

Gísli Marteinn Baldursson on Twitter