Who is Ilse Van Hoecke?
Ilse is well known in Flanders as a TV presenter, but took the first steps in her professional career in the world of theatre. She was later one of the very first Ketnet rappers and thus partly responsible for the success of children's broadcaster, Ketnet. For many years, she combined her presentation work on VRT channel Eén with work on the radio. For instance, she was jointly responsible for creating the hugely popular radio programme De Madammen, which attracts 1 million listeners every day. She has 20 years’ experience in the media and has acquired great expertise in presentation and interviewing techniques during those years. She feels at home in diverse topics and contexts.
In 2012, she briefly switched to Libelle TV and helped to create a new TV concept. After two years, she found her first love again when she became a lecturer (in language and communication for teachers) at the Thomas More college. In the meantime, she has also started her own company called Speak Up, which provides training and advice on verbal and non-verbal communication. Despite exploring various professional avenues, she is still passionate about the theatre, literature, good food and travel.