Dunja Hayali Biography

(German journalist and Television presenter)

More about the relationship

Dunja Hayali is openly lesbian. As of now, she is possibly single. She hasn’t introduced anyone as her boyfriend or lover in the media.

From 2007 to 2011, she had been in a relationship with Mareike Arning, the vocalist of the punk-pop band Uschi’s Orchester.

Relationship Facts of Dunja Hayali

  • Dunja Hayali is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • Her sexual orientation is not straight and is lesbian.

Who is Dunja Hayali?

Dunja Hayali is a German female journalist and television presenter. She presently hosts a public broadcaster ZDF morning show.

Dunja Hayali: Age, Family, Siblings, Ethnicity

Dunja was born on June 6, 1974, in Datteln, Germany. According to her birth date, she is 48 years old as of 2022. Her Sun sign is Gemini.

She is the daughter of Iraqi Christians as her mother is Chaldean Catholic and her father is Syrian Orthodox. However, their identity isn’t available in the media.

Hayali has two older siblings including Maha Hayali. Her older brother is a doctor and her sister worked as a physician’s assistant and later in a hospital.

Further, she is of German nationality whereas his ethnicity is Caucasian.


She attended the German Sport University in Cologne from 1995 to 1999, majoring in “Media and Communication.

Dunja Hayali: Professional Life, Career

While studying at the University, Dunja completed internships at German radio and television stations. She made his TV debut at Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster, where she hosted the news program ‘Journal’.

Hayali joined the presenter of ZDF’s daily news program “Heute” and co-anchored the nightly newscast “Heute Journal” alongside Steffen Seibert in April 2007.

In October, she started hosting the ZDF Morning Magazine as chief anchor of the second half of the program, from 7 to 9 am.

In the Summer of 2015 and 2016, Hayali appeared as the host of the ZDF program ZDFdonnerstalk. Furthermore, she presents several other political as well as entertaining TV programs.

She had traveled to Mozambique, Senegal, and Uganda in 2008 for the documentation “My heart is in Africa” along with author Henning Mankell.

Awards, Nominations

  • In 2016, Hayali won several awards such as Goldene Kamera  in the category Best Information, Order of Merit of North Rhine-Westphalia, Annemarie Renger Award of the Arbeiter-Samarier-Bund Deutschland.
  • She won the Radio Regenbogen Award for Media Woman in 2016.
  • In 2017, she was honored with the Theodor Heuss Medal of the Theodor Heuss Foundation.
  • Similarly, she received the Benedict prize of Monchengladbach for being value-oriented and against the background of the Christian-occidental experiences in a special way outstanding action.
  • Hayali won Walter Lubcke Democracy Award in 2020.

Dunja Hayali: Net Worth, Salary

The journalist hasn’t shared anything regarding her precise salary, and other earnings as of now. As of 2022, he has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.

However, he might have accumulated an impressive amount of wealth throughout her successful career.

Rumors, Controversy

In 2018, Hayali was criticized citing her injustice in her critical works as a professional journalist as she also moderated trade conventions for companies and events in the gambling industry.

Body Measurement: Height, Weight

The journalist has an attractive personality. She stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall and her weight is about 55 kg. Likely, she has a brown pair of eyes and as well brown hair color.

Moreover, she has extensive tattoos on her right arm and back.

Social Media

The journalist has verified social media sites. She is active on Instagram under the username @dunjahayali where she has more than 196k followers.

Similarly, she has over 520k followers on Twitter and 307k followers on Facebook.

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