Stina Lundberg Dabrowski Edit Profile
She attended the radio department of the Dramatiska Institutet (The University College of Film, Radio, Television and Theatre) from 1979 to 1981.
She has interviewed many international leaders, politicians, and celebrities. She has been a fixture on Swedish television since 1982, when she got her start as co-host on the variety show Nöjesmaskinen, together with Sven Melander. Her interviews and programs with Nelson Mandela, Hillary Clinton, Yasser Arafat, King Abdullah of Jordan, Madonna, Clint Eastwood, and Tom Hanks have been seen by many millions in Scandinavia and in many parts of Europe.
Stina Lundberg Dabrowski began her education in 1973 at Journalisthögskolan (The Department of Journalism, Media and Communication at Stockholm University). During her studies she worked as a freelance reporter for Swedish outlets such as the radio programme Dagens Eko and the daily paper Aftonbladet. In 1982 Dabrowski became co-host of the popular variety show Nöjesmaskinen on Swedish National Television.
Her co-host was Swedish celebrity Sven Melander. Between 1985 and 1986 Dabrowski was host of the television programs Magasinet and 20:00. She has also hosted programs for Sweden's TV4 and TV3.
Dabrowski has travelled the world, interviewing Muammar al-Gaddafi, Yasser Arafat, Hillary Clinton, Margaret Thatcher, the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Diego Maradona and Arnold Schwarzenegger. She has also interviewed entertainers and cultural personalities such as Madonna, Leonard Cohen, Dolly Parton, and Norman Mailer. Dabrowski has produced and hosted many documentaries and reports.
She has made documentaries about Cuba and Colombia, as well as a unique interview with Subcomandante Marcos and a program about the Zapatist guerillas in Mexico. The Stina jump
Dabrowski is known for her trademark in which the guests jump at the end of each program. Many guests, including the Dalai Lama, jumped for Stina.
Margaret Thatcher is one of the only guests to decline the jump, stating "I made great leaps forward, not little jumps in studios". Stina Lundberg Dabrowski's book Stinas Möten was published in 2006. It contains personal accounts and behind-the-scenes stories from some of her most memorable interviews such as Nelson Mandela and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Her first book, Dabrowski möter sju kvinnor, was published in 1993. In 2008 she became a professor of television production at The University College of Film, Radio, Television and Theatre in Stockholm.
She has led several political debates in Sweden during election years and hosted current events programs such as Debatt on Swedish National Television (2008). The jump is frozen in mid-air and shown with the end credits after each interview.
Several have been controversial, such as an in-depth look at a family who are members of the Ku Klux Klan in the USA.
Married Kjell Dabrowski, June 6, 2009. Children: Moa Alfvén, Ivan Thomson, Sigge Dabrowski, Ewa Dabrowski.