The journalist Dunja Hayali is now a permanent member of the team of “heute journal” moderators. The 48-year-old presented the news program at 9:45 p.m. on public-service ZDF for the first time in her new role on Monday evening. Your start itself was not discussed in the program. In terms of content, the “heute journal” mainly showed topics related to the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine, which began about a year ago.

Hayali is known, among other things, for her moderation of the “Morgenmagazin” and the “Aktuelle Sportstudios” on ZDF.

The moderator team of the “heute journal” now looks like this: The main moderators are Christian Sievers and Marietta Slomka. In addition to Hayali, ZDF news boss Anne Gellinek also presents the news program for a few weeks a year.