Arne Hjeltnes, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Arne Hjeltnes

Norwegian TV host and author

Date of Birth: 09-Aug-1963

Place of Birth: Kristiansand, Southern Norway, Norway

Profession: politician

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Arne Hjeltnes

  • Arne Hjeltnes (born 9 August 1963) is a Norwegian writer, television personality, marketer and politician. He was born in Kristiansand, but grew up in Voss.
  • He now lives in Snarøya in Bærum together with former television host Cathrine Gehrken and three female children.
  • He first moved to Bærum in 1982 to attend the BI Norwegian Business School, but did not complete his siv.øk.
  • studies.
  • He also carried through his compulsory military service at the Allied Forces Northern Europe, Kolsås.
  • He was hired as a market consultant in the Norwegian Savings Banks Association, then worked in a marketing agency before he started to work with television.
  • He had the character "Ærlege Arne" (Honest Arne) in the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation show Hotell in 1990.
  • In 1992 he was hired in TV 2.
  • In the mid-1990s he was a presenter in the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation radio show Herreavdelingen for a short time.He made his literary debut in 1993 with the poetry collection Den sumaren eg fylte diesel ("The Summer I Tanked with Diesel").
  • He later made his way as a humorist.
  • The books Arne Hjeltnes ser på 549 TV-heltar and Når skaldyret vaknar followed in 1994 and 1995.
  • In 1996 came Den vanvittige korte veien til rikdom og suksess, written with Roger Nielman.In 1996 he made his breakthrough on television, as the host of the TV 2 travel show Gutta på tur, together with chef Arne Brimi and skiers Vegard Ulvang and Bjørn Dæhlie.
  • For his work in Gutta på tur, Hjeltnes received Gullruten awards in 1998 and 2000.
  • In both 1998 and 1999 he was awarded the Se og Hør readers' TV personality of the year award.Brimi and Hjeltnes published the book Gutta på tur in 1997.
  • They had previously published the book Utan mat og drikke.
  • Offisiell kokebok for langrennslandslaget in 1995, and a new Gutta på tur book followed in 1999.
  • Later books include Guttas greatest (2001) and Guttas villmark (2002).
  • He wrote several other books about hiking and traveling.
  • Hjeltnes also wrote documentary books such as Thor Heyerdahl og papirbåten som forandret verden (1999), Mysterier fra fortiden.
  • Arkeologiske gåter fra hele verden (2001) and Yst! Ei reise blant folk og ost i Norge (2003).
  • In 2010 came the novel Ivar Nimme.After Gutta på tur he had a professional career in other fields.
  • From 2003 to 2005 he worked with promoting Norwegian salmon to the Hong Kong market, and then in New York City for Innovation Norway.
  • He then worked with marketing for Marine Harvest for two years before becoming CEO for the marketing company Creuna (from "Creating Unique Net Advantages") in 2008.
  • He also appears on television from time to time.
  • In 2010 he appeared in the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation documentary series Vår ære og vår makt about Norwegian shipping history.
  • He is also a sporadic columnist in Budstikka.Hjeltnes chaired the Young Conservatives in Voss in his youth, and in 2010 he became a central board member of the Conservative Party.
  • His wife is a municipal politician for the Conservatives.

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