- Category : Entertainment-TV-host-Personality
- Type : GP
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Maya 2
German television host, journalist and producer.
Jauch is known for a unique style of informing and entertaining people that is generally considered witty and funny; he won several awards for his appearances in German television. Jauch also owns the production company "i&u TV", which stands for Information und Unterhaltung ("information and entertainment"). He is known to make large donations from money he receives from his appearances in advertisements and other promotional work.
Jauch has used his personal wealth to purchase and restore several historic buildings in and around Potsdam, his current town of residence.
Jauch has produced and hosted the prime time TV programme Stern TV, a television news magazine programme, on the private German RTL national TV network since 1990. The programme caused some sensation due to the transmission of falsified articles delivered by the journalist Michael Born who subsequently was convicted to a four year prison sentence in 1996, a few other prominent German TV networks had also been deceived with such material. In January 2011, after celebrating the end of his 21 year reign hosting Stern TV, Jauch will now host a weekly political talkshow on the national German public TV network Das Erste ("The First").
In 2005, Jauch was named by Stern magazine the most famous German in the world.
After 18 years of common-law marriage, he married his wife Thea in 2006 without permitting the press to photograph the wedding. A photo that circulated in the tabloid media (which had not much detail) was published by BILD. The newspaper was fined € 200,000 for the abuse of personal rights.