Anja Backhaus studied political science, German literature and history in Cologne. She has been working as a TV and radio presenter for WDR for over 25 years. She has presented various formats on ARD, VOX and Hessischer Rundfunk. As a TV reporter, she regularly comments on exhibitions in NRW for the culture magazine "WestArt". In addition to her broadcasting activities, Anja Backhaus moderates numerous discussion rounds, festivals and panels on the topics of digitization, education, creative industries and sustainability.